Central Ohio Rural Planning Organization

Central Ohio Rural Planning Organization

We have been partnering with seven counties in the nonmetropolitan areas of our region to provide transportation planning products and services in the Central Ohio Rural Planning Organization (CORPO). Our primary goal is the development of a regional, long-range transportation plan that reflects the transportation needs of these seven counties.

Staffed by MORPC, we are teaming up with the CORPO committee and county-level subcommittees to develop the plan, to conduct outreach to local officials and to provide transportation planning support when needed.

CORPO is currently considered a rural planning organization. But after the completion and submission of a long-range transportation plan that includes a prioritized list of transportation projects to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the committee will vote to become a rural transportation planning organization (RTPO). When RTPO status is granted, we will assist both ODOT and the CORPO counties with statewide planning, including the development of a short-range transportation improvement program and the coordination of transportation planning with other planning areas.

Guiding Documents:

Goals & Objectives
Public Involvement Plan

Committee Members

Members by County
  • Fairfield Co. – Steve Davis
  • Fairfield Co. – Dave Levacy
  • Fairfield Co. – Ira Weiss
  • Knox Co. – Teresa Bemiller
  • Knox Co. – Cameron Keeton
  • Knox Co. – Brian Ball
  • Marion Co. – Brad Irons
  • Marion Co. – Phil Wright
  • Marion Co. – Scott Schertzer
  • Marion Co. – Jim Bishoff
  • Madison Co. – Bryan Dhume
  • Madison Co. – Mark Forrest
  • Madison Co. – Joe Mossier
  • Morrow Co. – Bart Dennison
  • Morrow Co. – Shane Farnsworth
  • Morrow Co. – Tom Whiston
  • Pickaway Co. – Brian Stewart
  • Pickaway Co. – Jay Wippel
  • Pickaway Co. – Chris Mullins
  • Pickaway Co. – Anthony Neff
  • Union Co. – Steve Stolte
  • Union Co. – Terry Emery
  • Union Co. – Jeff Stauch
  • Union Co. – Bill Narducci


Please note that every county within the CORPO planning area also has its own sub-committee.

For more information, contact Mike Borger at 614.233.4155.

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