Skip Navigation

The Northwest Florida Regional Transportation Planning Organization was created by an interlocal agreement between the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization and the Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization. The NWFRTPO was created June 17, 2004. The purpose of the NWFRTPO is to establish a forum for a coordinated and cooperative regional transportation planning process for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties to:

  • Implement the agreement through coordination of long range transportation plans, project priorities and planning policies;
  • Begin developing alternatives for a solution to congestion and safety problems on US 98, a regionally-significant arterial roadway;
  • Identify regional transportation projects which improve mobility across county and metropolitan planning area boundaries, and in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, to seek funding for those projects;
  • Develop and adopt regional transportation priorities for regional transportation projects, through cooperation with the individual, local metropolitan planning organizations; and
  • Develop a regional transportation plan and list of project priorities for the purpose of soliciting funds from the Transportation Regional Incentive Program. 

There are 16 representatives – eight representatives are appointed by the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization, (four from Escambia County and four from Santa Rosa County; and eight representatives appointed by Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization, four from Okaloosa County and four from Walton County. Representatives shall hold elected office and be a current member, or alternate, of the Florida-Alabama TPO or the Okaloosa-Walton TPO. Terms of office shall be for four years. Appointees may serve multiple terms. Meetings are held 6-8 times a year on the second Wednesday of the month.


  • Commissioner Douglas Underhill, District 2
    Term of Office: November 2018

  • Commissioner Steven Barry, District 5
    Term of Office: November 2020

The BCC makes no appointments to this board.


  • Mary Beth Washmock, 850-332-7976, ext. 228
  • Gina Watson, 850-332-7976, ext. 239
Escambia Countuy Logo

The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community.

Under Florida law, IP addresses and both the content of emails and email addresses are public records. If you do not want your IP address and the content of your email or your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in person.

All content © 2023 Escambia County, FL and its representatives. All rights reserved.