The Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is the lead agency for regional transportation planning and the decision making body for federal and state transportation funding for the Corvallis Area. CAMPO was formed in 2002, when the Corvallis area reached 50,000 in population in the 2000 Census.
CAMPO is composed of the cities of Corvallis, Adair Village and Philomath, as well as adjacent parts of Benton County which are currently urbanized or anticipated to be urbanized within the next 20 years. CAMPO is governed by a five-member Policy Board consisting of elected representatives from each city or county, as well as a staff person from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The mission of CAMPO is to:
- Maximize cooperation among local governments for the creation, maintenance and preservation of a sound multimodal transportation system that would facilitate efficient movement of people and goods within and through the MPO Area;
- Build capacity among member jurisdictions for decision making;
- Support state and federal transportation policies that would benefit the area’s transportation system;
- Enhance the flow of federal and state transportation funds into the MPO Area to help in meeting the area’s transportation goals.
The goals of CAMPO are to:
- Build consensus among local governments on issues affecting the area’s transportation system;
- Enhance the area’s transportation system;
- Incorporate environmental, sustainability and energy conservation issues into the transportation decision making process;
- Provide for the transportation needs of all people;
- Provide for all modes of transportation;
- Participate in the formation of statewide transportation policies and decisions;
- Work with state and federal agencies to secure the needed funds for the improvement of the area’s transportation system.