ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

For almost 30 years, GVF’s advocacy efforts have led to major projects receiving funding to be completed, advancing projects to remain on the TIP, all of which have had a positive impact on the region’s economic development and continuing to improve mobility throughout this region.

 

GVF advocates for the improvement of local and regional transportation projects, infrastructure updates, and enhanced mobility. GVF has been advocating for a long-term transportation bill, permanent parity for commuter benefits, and funding for local and regional projects.

Committee Goals:

  • Advocate for the implementation of TDM policies and programs into state and local organizations

  • Draft legislation on the state level that supports TDM

  • Increase transportation funding

  • Schedule relevant legislative visits/GVF events

  • Strengthen relationships with elected officials’ offices and staffers

  • Work with governmental officials to secure funding for GVF’s mission

Committee Chair:

  • Eric Frary, Vice President, Michael Baker International

"If you think about ACT 89 in 2013...I think we are at the point where we need, not just GVF, but all organizations across the commonwealth to mobilize and get active to start advocating for transportation funding at the state, federal, and local level," Eric Frary, Advocacy Committee Chair.

Committee Vice-Chair:

  • Dan Kerr, Manager, Limerick Township

 

Members: 

  • Mike Bettinger, Director of Government & External Relations, Montgomery County Community College

  • PA State Representative, Tim Briggs, GVF Board Member

  • Terrence Foley, President, and CEO, City Avenue Special Services District, GVF Board Member

  • Jeff Guzy, Executive Director, RK&K, GVF Board President

  • Rob Henry, Executive Director, GVF

  • Don Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Traffic Planning and Design

  • Brian Jeter, Senior Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast

  • Casey Moore, Executive Vice President, McMahon Associates, GVF Board Treasurer

  • Brian O'Leary, Executive Director, Chester County Planning Commission, GVF Board Member

  • Pam Sarne-McCormick, Director of Legislative and Community Affairs, SEPTA, GVF Board Member

  • Joe Serbu, Manager, PA Turnpike, GVF Board Member

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