As a first order of business at today's (April 16, 2008) Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting, Harrison Rue, Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) was recognized and announced that he will be leaving his current position to accept a consulting position. He served as executive director for six years at TJPDC.
I have gotten to know Harrison Rue over these six years and we have had many lively discussions about transportation policy issues, public involvement policy, and a broad range of issues before the Metropolitan Planning Organization that is staffed by the TJPDC. Although Harrison and I don't agree on a number of topics discussed, I believe that we have shared our ideas in a professional way and I suspect we have learned and expanded our thinking through these conversations.
I wish Harrison Rue well in his new position, and look forward to working with the next executive director at TJPDC. If you know any candidates to lead the TJPDC into the future, encourage them to get their resumes up to date and submit an application
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