How to Join MVRPC

MVRPC membership is available to several types of organizations, as spelled out in the MVPRC By-laws. The first step toward joining MVPRC would be to contact Tim Gilliland at 937-223-6323 for more information and assistance with membership. The following general steps are needed for the 3 types of organizations that are eligible to join MVRPC.

Units of Local Governments:

Upon execution of a Resolution of Cooperation, all units of local government located within the Miami Valley Region may participate in the Commission and appoint members to the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors may consider requests for participation by units of local government located outside the Miami Valley Region that also demonstrate the regional significance of their activities and interests and their willingness to comply with the terms of membership participation as prescribed herein.

Non-governmental organizations:

Non-governmental organizations located within the Miami Valley Region that satisfactorily demonstrate to the Board of Directors that their programs, activities, interests or facilities are regionally significant or regionally oriented, may appoint liaison representatives and provide financial support to the Commission and may nominate individuals for appointment to the Board of Directors and its committees. Membership requests for Non-government organizations will be forwarded to the MVRPC Board for their review and approval.

Other governmental organizations:

Other governmental organizations located within the Miami Valley that satisfactorily demonstrate to the Board of Directors that their programs, activities, interest or facilities are regionally significant or regionally oriented, may appoint representatives, may provide financial support to the Commission and may nominate individuals for appointment to the Board of Directors and its committees (except as specified in the Executive Committee appointment section).  Examples of such organizations include, but are not limited to: County Engineers located within the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPO) planning boundaries; and, in accordance with the requirements of the current surface transportation reauthorization bill, the District Office(s) of the Ohio Department of Transportation and the urban transit operations that serve the MPO planning area.