Boards & Committees

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission hosts a number of regional boards and committees. These bodies address critical regional issues in a variety of topics, from equitable transportation to protecting the Illinois River.

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

Established in 1958, TCRPC serves as the Regional Planning Commission for the Tri-County Region of Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties, located in Central Illinois. Effective July 1, 2021, TCRPC also serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Peoria-Pekin Metropolitan Area. The Commission consists of 21 members: 13 representatives from 11 municipalities, two representatives from each of the three counties, one representative from the Illinois Department of Transportation, and one representative from the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District.

The Full Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm, unless otherwise posted. To view future meeting dates and meeting materials, please visit our Meeting Materials page.

Standing Committees

The Commission may establish committees to assist in the operation, management, and program planning activities of TCRPC. Committees may focus on internal operations (e.g. Ways and Means Committee, Personnel Committee) or may focus on a specific issue or project. All committees are made up of Commissioners.

The Executive Board serves as the policy and formulation body for the Commission. The Executive Board consists of eight Commissioners appointed by the full board. All Executive Board members serve one-year terms. The executive director of TCRPC also serves as a non-voting, advisory member to the Executive Board. The Executive Board may perform most of the functions and duties of the Commission, should a full quorum of Commission members not be present. The Executive Board meets monthly, on the Monday before each full Commission meeting, unless otherwise posted.

The Ways and Means Committee reviews and advises the Commission on the fiscal affairs of the Commission. The Ways and Means Committee meets the fourth Thursday of every month before the full commission meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

The Personnel Committee reviews and advises the Commission on personnel matters, and carries out other responsibilities as specified by the Commission. The Personnel Committee only meets when needed.

The Nominations Committee nominates Commissioners to serve in officer positions and to serve on committees. The Nominations Committee meets yearly–typically in the month of May–to prepare nominations for the coming fiscal year, unless otherwise posted.

  • Rita Ali
    City of Peoria
  • Patrick Urich
    City of Peoria
  • Rick Powers
    City of Peoria
  • Andrew Rand
    Peoria County
  • Donald White
    Peoria County
  • Russ Crawford
    Tazewell County
  • Greg Menold
    Tazewell County
  • Autum Jones
    Woodford County
  • Chuck Nagel
    Woodford County
  • Leon Ricca
    Village of Bartonville
  • Mike Hughes
    City of Chillicothe
  • Ron Talbot
    Village of Creve Coeur
  • John Kahl
    City of East Peoria
  • Ann Sasso
    Village of Germantown Hills
  • Nate Parrott
    Village of Morton
  • Mark Luft
    City of Pekin
  • Mike Phelan
    Village of Peoria Heights
  • Gary Manier
    City of Washington
  • James Dillon
    City of West Peoria
  • Don Knox
    Greater Peoria Mass Transit District
  • Karen Dvorsky
    IDOT District 4
  • Donald White, Chair
    Peoria County
  • Greg Menold
    Tazewell County
  • Chuck Nagel
    Woodford County
  • Russ Crawford
    Tazewell County
  • Rita Ali
    City of Peoria
  • Andrew Rand
    Peoria County
  • Autum Jones
    Woodford County
  • John Kahl
    City of East Peoria
  • Chuck Nagel, Chair
    Woodford County
  • Andrew Rand
    Peoria County
  • John Kahl
  • City of East Peoria
  • Greg Menold, Chair
    Tazewell County
  • Don White
    Peoria County
  • Autum Jones
    Woodford County
  • Russ Crawford, Chair
    Tazewell County
  • Chuck Nagel
    Woodford County
  • Rita Ali
    City of Peoria

Metropolitan Planning Organization

From 1976 to 2021, the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study (PPUATS) served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Peoria‑Pekin Metropolitan Area. PPUATS was composed of two committees: the Policy Committee and the Technical Committee. Effective July 1, 2021, the PPUATS Policy Committee merged with TCRPC. Following the merger, TCRPC assumed the role, duties, and responsibilities of the MPO. The Technical Committee continues to prepare, review, and recommend actions to TCRPC for approval.

  • Andrea Klopfenstein
    City of Peoria
  • Sie Maroon
    City of Peoria
  • Alyssa McClain
    City of Peoria
  • Amy Benecke-McLaren
    Peoria County
  • Jeff Gilles
    Peoria County
  • Paul Augspurger
    Tazewell County
  • Dan Parr
    Tazewell County
  • Conrad Moore
    Woodford County
  • Patrick Meyer
    Village of Bartonville
  • Kenneth Coulter
    City of Chillicothe
  • Terry Keogel
    Village of Creve Coeur
  • Ric Semonski
    City of East Peoria
  • Rich Brecklin
    Village of Germantown Hills
  • Craig Loudermilk
    Village of Morton
  • Justin Reeise
    City of Pekin
  • Chris Chandler
    Village of Peoria Heights
  • Terissa Worsfold
    IDOT
  • Kinga Krider –Chair
    City of West Peoria
  • Nick Standefer
    CityLink
  • Gene Olson
    Metropolitan Airport District of Peoria
  • Eric Miller
    TCRPC

Peoria Lakes Basin Alliance​

The Peoria Lakes Basin Alliance (PLBA) was established in 2001 to coordinate efforts to rehabilitate and preserve the ecological, recreational, cultural, and economic attributes of the Peoria Lakes. Today, the PLBA consists of the Heartland Water Resources Council, The Nature Conservancy, and the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC). The three agencies work together to ensure a concerted and unified message for the restoration and revitalization of the Illinois River and Peoria Lakes. The PLBA meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m at the TCRPC offices. To view future meeting dates and meeting materials, please visit our Meeting Materials page.

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