Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

VAMPO's Mission 

Moving Virginia forward by enhancing, promoting, and supporting the regional transportation planning process of the Commonwealth’s MPOs.


VAMPO's Objectives
  • To provide a forum for the metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the Commonwealth of Virginia to exchange information and experiences, enhance the practice of metropolitan transportation planning, provide education opportunities and discuss issues relative to local, State and Federal policies and requirements for transportation planning.

  • To provide a forum for State and Federal transportation agencies to exchange information and guidance on transportation planning to the MPOs in a collective manner.

  • To provide recommendations to the Virginia Secretary of Transportation and the General Assembly on statutory, regulatory and policy improvements required to provide for effective transportation planning, programming and funding in the Commonwealth.


VAMPO's History 

The Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly established the Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (VAMPO) effective July 1, 2009, through House Joint Resolution No. 756 to provide education, information and opportunities for cooperation among Virginia’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations and among state, federal and community officials. As prescribed in HJR No. 756, the VAMPO “will augment, not supplant, the duties of the individual MPOs in carrying out their respective metropolitan transportation planning and programming functions.”


2020 VAMPO Annual Meeting (ONLINE)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am

During this 90-minute online meeting, VAMPO we'll elect officers for FY21 and offer some online learning as well!



Presentation: WTH Does that Mean? Liberate Yourself from Lazy Acronyms and Crazy Jargon and be LISTENED to for a Change

Whether you’re speaking or writing for the public, your board, or technical staff, it’s most important that your audience understands what you’re trying to communicate.

It is worth going the extra mile for your members, stakeholders, and the general public so they know what you are trying to say.

This session will allow participants to try to communicate what they do in a clear way for anyone to understand in a fun game show style format.


About the Speaker: Abigail Zenner is the Communications Specialist for the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. She manages all of the TPB’s communications which includes editing technical writing for a general audience. She also writes and edits the TPB’s online newsletter and manages its social media accounts.

Register TODAY

Please register for this meeting by emailing with your

name, organization, and email address by Monday, June 22nd!