NARC Board of Directors

The National Association of Regional Councils’ (NARC) Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. The Board of Directors is composed of appointed and elected policy officials and Executive Directors of member organizations. All Past Presidents are ex-officio members of the Board.


Carol Vinton

Metropolitan Area Planning Agency

Justin Kiel

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

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Sr. Vice President
Chris Barnett

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments


Vice President
Chuck Wemple

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Immediate Past President
Jennifer Robinson

Central Pines Regional Council

Regional Representatives

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District I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

District II (DE, NJ, NY, PA)
Phillips Armstrong

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

District III (DC, MD, VA, WV)

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District IV (NC, SC)

District V (GA, FL)
Lee Constantine

East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, MetroPlan Orlando​​​​


District VI (IN, IL, MN, WI)
Joseph Chiarelli

Region 1 Planning Council

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District VII (KY, TN)

District VIII (AL, AR, LA, OK, MS)

District IX (MI, OH)
Richard "Ike" Stage

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

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District X (TX)
Mary Dennis

Alamo Area Council of Governments​​

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District XI (IA, KS, MO)

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District XII (ID, MT, NE, ND, SD, WY)
Trevor Chadwick

Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho

District XIII (AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT)
Bob Stevenson

Wasatch Front Regional Council​

District XIV (CA) Alan Wapner

Southern California Association of Governments

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District XV (OR, WA)
Patricia Byers
Yakima Valley Council of Governments

At-Large Representatives

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Rosa Escutia-Braaton, Councilmember, City of Modesto, CA​

Stanislaus Council of Governments​


Joe Fauth
County Judge, Grimes County, Texas

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

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Karen Keith
Commissioner, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Indian Nations Council of Governments

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Nancy Young, Mayor, City of Tracy, CA

San Joaquin Council of Governments


Gary Moore,
Boone County, KY

National Association of Counties Appointee

Fred Strong, Council Member, City of Paso Robles

National League of Cities Appointee

Board Composition

  • Regional and At-Large Directors: Nineteen policy officials from the governing bodies of the members – 15 shall be from members located within each of the 15 NARC regions; four shall be elected as At-Large.
  • Officers: President, President-Elect, Senior Vice President, Vice President (Chair of the Executive Directors Council), and Secretary (Executive Director of NARC).
  • Immediate Past President: Immediate Past President, provided that he/she is still a member of, or endorsed by, their regional council or metropolitan planning organization.
  • Representatives of the Executive Directors Council: Four members of the Executive Directors Council shall serve as voting members on the Board – the Chair, the two Vice Chairs and the Immediate Past Chair.
  • Representative of the National League of Cities: A local elected official appointed annually by the National League of Cities.
  • Representative of the National Association of Counties: A local elected official appointed annually by the National Association of Counties.
  • Representative of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations: One director shall be appointed annually by the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations