About Us

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) is the intergovernmental transportation planning body for Hall County and a portion of western Jackson County. GHMPO conducts the federally mandated transportation planning process for the Gainesville Urbanized Area and portions of the Atlanta Urbanized Area, as identified in the 2010 U.S. Census.

Public Participation

An important part of this planning process is the public’s participation in developing long term goals and setting short term priorities for the region’s transportation system.

We invite you to review the information and plans provided here, and provide us with your thoughts and feedback regarding the transportation issues facing our area.


Organizational Structure

The GHMPO is administered through three committees, which hold regular quarterly meetings.


Policy Committee

The Policy Committee is the decision making body for the organization. It is made up of the following officials or their designees:

  • Mayor, City of Flowery Branch
  • Mayor, City of Gainesville
  • Mayor, City of Oakwood
  • Chairperson, Hall County Board of Commissioners
  • District 1 Commissioner, Hall County Board of Commissioners
  • District 4 Commissioner, Hall County Board of Commissioners
  • Chairperson, Jackson County Board of Commissioners
  • Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

The following are documents pertaining to the Policy Committee:


Technical Coordinating Committee

The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) provides recommendations from a technical perspective on the plans and programs adopted by the GHMPO. The voting membership is made up of administrators, engineers and planners from the member jurisdictions, Hall Area Transit and GDOT. The non-voting membership includes representatives of various State and Federal transportation agencies, local law enforcement, school boards and major local institutions.


Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) provides recommendations from the public’s perspective, and consists of 19 appointees from the member jurisdictions as follows:

  • Braselton – 1
  • Flowery Branch – 2
  • Gainesville – 5
  • Hall County – 8
  • Jackson County – 1
  • Oakwood – 2

The following are documents pertaining to the Citizens Advisory Committee:

StaffThe GHMPO staff administers the planning program and provides technical guidance and administrative support to the committees.


Additional Information