RPA-18 Committee


The RPA-18 has separate Policy and Technical Committees to address the transportation issues of the region. Each county (Harrison, Mills, Pottawattamie and Shelby) and each city with a population of 5,000 or more has a representative to each of these committees. The Technical Committee is further supplemented by representatives from the Southwest Iowa Transit Agency (SWITA) and the Iowa DOT.

  • Daniel Ahart, County Engineer, Shelby County
  • Mark Bechtel, Federal Transit Administration
  • MJ Broomfield, Director, SW Iowa Planning Council
  • Perry Cook, Public Works Dir, Glenwood
  • Gene Gettys, Jr., City Administrator, Harlan
  • Darla Hugaboom, FHWA – Iowa Division
  • Kevin Mayberry, Engineer, Mills County
  • John Rasmussen, Engineer, Pottawattamie County
  • Steve Struble, County Engineer, Harrison County
  • Scott Suhr, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Andrea White, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Michelle Wodtke Franks, Executive Director, Golden Hills RC&D


  • Richard Crouch, Supervisor, Mills County
  • Gene Gettys, Jr., City Administrator, Harlan
  • Melvyn Houser, Supervisor, Pottawattamie County
  • Brian Kissel, City Administrator, Glenwood
  • Charles Parkhurst, Supervisor, Shelby County
  • Robert Smith, Supervisor, Harrison County