|1/14/2013 9:54:00 PM|
DAYTON — The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) is pleased to announce the selection of Brian O. Martin, AICP, as its new Executive Director. Mr. Martin was chosen out of a field of 38 applicants after a nationwide search. He is currently a Senior Planner/Project Manager/Associate with Burgess & Niple, Inc., a well-known transportation, planning, engineering and architectural firm. He will assume the role of MVRPC’s Executive Director on February 4, 2013.
Martin’s primary responsibilities will include overseeing all management aspects of the organization, which is responsible for various regional planning activities including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS.
As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. He will also represent the agency in various capacities on the regional, statewide and national levels. MVRPC’s current operating budget is approximately $4.6 million and it has a 77 member Board of Directors.
“Brian brings a wealth of knowledge to the position, especially in the field of transportation. He’s served with three (3) different MPOs, including the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) — our sister agency in Columbus — and has transit planning experience also. Combine that with his consulting/project management experience in the private sector and we felt he was an excellent choice to lead MVRPC,” explained Michael Beamish, Board Chairman of MVRPC and Mayor of Troy.
Martin succeeds Donald R. Spang, a 36-year veteran with MVRPC who has most recently served as Executive Director for the past six years.
Martin explained his desire to lead the organization by stating, “MVRPC has a great reputation among regional agencies in Ohio and the Midwest for its regional planning excellence, complete streets policy, and plans for alternate modes. I have been impressed with how the Dayton region continues to diversify and transition to a balanced economy that includes government, defense, manufacturing, service, technology, and education. I look forward to working with the MVRPC members, residents, and partners in this role.”
Brian O. Martin, AICP is a leader, planner, and project manager with 23 years of experience in regional planning. Over the last 11 years, he has lead project teams in completing studies and developed business relationships for Burgess & Niple initially in Columbus, Ohio and in Indianapolis, Indiana since 2008. Prior to joining B&N, Brian worked in the public sector in strategic planning and regional planning with a transit company (Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus) and 3 MPOs (Columbus, Athens, and Lexington). His work has focused on transportation, economic, and environmental planning, and public involvement. He has completed 20 plans over his career for large regions, cities, and villages. His ability to work with numerous communities has prepared him for his latest assignment with MVRPC.
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