Regional Planning Advisory Committee (RPAC)


The Regional Planning Advisory Committee reports directly to the MAPA Board of Directors.

RPAC includes city and county representatives, implementation committee chairs, representatives from public utilities, the Chamber of Commerce and at-large members.

The meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the first Friday of every other month in the downstairs Training Room at the MAPA office located at 2222 Cuming Street in Omaha.

  • Troy Anderson, Omaha Mayor’s Office
  • Kyle Anderson, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
  • Jamie Berglund, Spark CDI
  • Archie Carpenter, UNMC
  • Jaylene Eilenstine, Metro Omaha Builders Association
  • David Fanslau, Omaha Planning Department
  • Dave Forrest, City of Ralston
  • Bruce Fountain, Sarpy County, Vice Chair 
  • Cesar Garcia, Sherwood Foundation
  • Brandon Garrett, City of Council Bluffs
  • Chris Gibbons (alternate), City of Council Bluffs
  • Dan Gittinger, City of Gretna
  • Don Gross, MAPA
  • Mike Helgerson, MAPA
  • Shelley Henderson, FIRST
  • Leland Jacobson, City of Bellevue
  • Steve Jensen, Jensen Consulting
  • Marcos Hernandez, US Bank
  • Alec Gorynski, First National
  • Dan Kinney, Iowa Western Community College
  • Ron Kohn, City of Glenwood
  • Patrick Leahy, NR Committee Chair
  • Karna Loewenstein, MAPA
  • Tom Warren, North Omaha Representative
  • Mark Norman, Great Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Thomas Parks, NDOT
  • Adi Pour, Douglas County Health Department
  • Nancy Pridal, Lamp Rynearson Associates, Inc., Committee Chair
  • Vicki Quaites-Ferris, The Empowerment Network
  • Earl Redrick, HUD
  • Zach Reinhardt, Burlington Capital
  • Chris Rodgers, Douglas County Commissioner
  • Curt Simon, Metro Area Transit
  • Connie Spellman, At Large
  • Jeff Spiehs, MAPA
  • Rodney Storm, City of Blair
  • Mark Stursma, City of Papillion
  • Ryan Sullivan, Washington County
  • Carol Vinton, Mills County
  • Matt Wyant, Pottawattamie County
  • Greg Youell, MAPA
  • Laurie Zagurski, OPPD

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Past Events