Technical Advisory Working Group

What is the Technical Advisory Working Group?

The Technical Advisory Working Group (TAWG) is a quarterly venue for the staff of local parishes, cities, and transportation modes to maintain regional communication on common issues to increase regional collaboration.

Mission of the TAWG

The mission is to serve the public interest by improving our region through cooperative processes and by sharing information and resources for mutual benefit of all citizens in the New Orleans region.


  • Leverage regional staff and federal and state resources 
  • Investigate partnership opportunities, information sharing, data and best practices

How to Participate

Meetings are open to identified representatives only and are typically held quarterly on the 1st Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in participating, email Karen Parsons at [email protected] or click here to fill out an interest form.

Committee Participation Interest Form
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Current TAWG Projects

RPC staff is currently working to establish a process for collaborative scope development for the year 2022. In the Unified Planning Work Program, parish staff, in partnership with their elected officials, identify high priority planning needs and present their ideas to the TAWG.

2025 Call for Studies

The Regional Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee is conducting its annual Call for Studies for the FY 2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Submissions are due on November 3, 2023.

Please read more about the Call for Studies here, including what kind of studies RPC does and who is eligible to apply.

To request an application please email Jason at [email protected] or call 504-483-8507

Applications should be submitted to [email protected]. Let us know if you have questions about or issues with the application.