COVID-19 Update

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Dear Members, Project Partners, and Friends:

MAPA’s open meetings are back to taking place in-person.

There are no in-person meetings in November.

Meeting Cancellations

The Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA)-18 meetings scheduled for November 10  and December 8, 2021 are canceled.

The Council of Officials meeting scheduled for December 8 is canceled.

December’s in-person meetings include:

  • Finance Committee – December 1
  • Heartland 2050 Regional Planning Advisory Committee (RPAC)  – December 3
  • Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) – December 3
  • Board of Directors – December 9

Most of MAPA’s other committee meetings will meet virtually.

Your health and safety are priorities for us.  Metro’s policy inside its building requires everyone wears a mask regardless of vaccination status.   MAPA will have a limited supply of disposable masks available for board and committee members who do not supply their own.

Changes to the Metro building and the meeting rooms we use remain in effect.

The Metro lobby is open to the public but the public restrooms just off the lobby are closed.

Chairs and tables will be added to the floor in front of the dais to allow board and committee meetings to be conducted in person with social distancing being practiced.

Chairs occupied normally by staff and the public will be limited in number and separated appropriately for social distancing.

The tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized prior to and following board meetings.  Hand sanitizer will be available as well.

The same applies to seating in the Lobby Conference Room and the Training Rooms.  Hand sanitizer will be available in these meeting rooms as well.

If you have concerns about attending a MAPA board or committee meeting in person, please contact Christina Brownell as soon as possible at cbrownell@mapacog.org or 402-444-6866, ext. 3217. 

MAPA staff members are working in the office full-time, though some may be working remotely one day per week.

Meetings and events

Please check the Calendar tab on the top of this page for event details on MAPA’s meetings.

Anyone with questions about the status of an upcoming MAPA-related meeting, training or event, should reach out directly to the staff member in charge.

We continue to do our work behind the scenes that you entrust to us in transportation planning and community and economic development to help our communities connect, plan and thrive. 

In addition to our in-person public meetings, we continue to reach out by email, by phone or even video conference to keep you informed about the progress on our projects. 

We are united with you as we navigate this uncharted territory together.  

Take care and stay safe. 

Mike Helgerson

Executive Director