Tania Gorman has been named the new executive director of the Pasco Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Gorman replaces Carl Mikyska, who resigned from the post in October.
The Pasco MPO board confirmed Gorman’s appointment at its meeting on Jan. 11.
Roy Mazur, the county’s assistant county administrator for development services, presented the recommendation to the MPO board.
The recruitment process had been completed when Mazur assumed his position, but he said he had met with the top two applicants and also observed Gorman in her day-to-day activities.
“I came to the conclusion that she would be absolutely the top pick to represent the MPO as their executive director. I absolutely, with zero hesitation and total confidence, submit her name for your confirmation,” Mazur told MPO board members.
The board unanimously approved Gorman’s confirmation.
The Pasco MPO board is made up of elected officials from Pasco County, Zephyrhills, Dade City, New Port Richey and Port Richey.
The Pasco County MPO is the lead transportation planning agency in Pasco County, which serves the following municipalities in Pasco: Zephyrhills, San Antonio, St. Leo, New Port Richey, Port Richey and Dade City.
Under federal and state laws, the Pasco County MPO is responsible for establishing a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process for Pasco County.
Its key responsibilities are the creation of the 20-year Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the five-year Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), and the five-year Transportation Improvement program.
Published January 24, 2024