About Us

Bringing People Together to Create a Better Future

In Florida’s most densely populated county, change is constant. As the Pinellas Planning Council and Metropolitan Planning Organization, Forward Pinellas strives to bring everyone together to serve the needs of our community and create a vision for the future.

With coordination of 25 local governments, almost 975,000 residents, and more than six million visitors each year, Forward Pinellas enables seamless transportation and redevelopment that provides opportunity for people and communities to thrive.

How We’re Helping Pinellas Move Forward
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What We Do

Plans

Guiding our programs and projects

Programs

Determining which projects are funded

Projects

Moving our community forward

Forward Pinellas by the Numbers

Fatal Crashes
in 2020

See how we are working together
toward zero deaths

Trail Users
in 2020

Need a new adventure? Discover Pinellas’
Trails & Bikeways near you

Households living in
single-family homes

Learn more about how we’re ensuring
affordable homes for everyone

Safe Streets Pinellas: A Vision Zero Action Plan

Check out our partners who have adopted the Safe Streets Pinellas Action Plan and committed to zero deaths and serious injuries on our roadways by 2045.

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Upcoming Events

TECHNICAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE (TCC) MEETING

The TCC makes recommendations on a variety of planning issues based on their technical merit. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) MEETING

View the Agenda CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) MEETING 7:00pm-9:00pm 310 Court Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, Clearwater, FL Listen In, public comment allowed https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86885331500?pwd=YjBFQXY3NXFMdzlxTjFHeFgvbnA1QT09 Meeting ID: 868 8533 1500 Passcode:…

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PLANNERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING

The PAC provides technical input and makes recommendations on matters that go before Forward Pinellas, acting as the Pinellas Planning Council. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY COMMITTEE (STSC) MEETING

The STSC is made up of local elected officials and school board members that meet to address school-related transportation access and safety issues. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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SPOTlight

In 2015, our board decided on three Strategic Planning & Operations Topics or SPOTlight areas that require strongly coordinated improvements in transportation and land use to foster economic opportunity, enhance community sustainability and leverage partnerships with the public and private sector.
Enhancing Beach Access

Finding a reliable, comfortable, and safe means of transportation to and along the Gulf beaches

innovations in target employment and jobs access

Linking Jobs, homes and transit to protect opportunities for prosperity for all residents

A vision fo US 19

Envisioning a safe, unique, and accessible story for the corridor

In Our Community

Chelsea Favero selected for Tampa Bay Smart Cities Alliance leadership team

Congratulations to Forward Pinellas Planning Section Manager Chelsea Favero! The Core Team of the Tampa Bay Smart Cities Alliance (TBSCA) has selected Chelsea for their Leadership Team. As part of this team,…

Forward Pinellas Board Adopts Equity Action Plan

Forward Pinellas Board Adopts Equity Action Plan ~~ Equity Assessment Identifies Opportunities to Create a More Equitable Pinellas ~~   PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —-  Forward Pinellas Board adopted the Equity…

We Want You! Planning Analyst Position Open

Forward Pinellas, the Planning Council and Metropolitan Planning Organization for Pinellas County, Florida is seeking a Planning Analyst to join its team. Our agency is a progressive and innovative organization…

Get Involved

Are you interested in getting involved with Forward Pinellas?

The success of Forward Pinellas involves everyone, from our stakeholders, to our board members, neighborhoods, and local partners. We need your help to keep moving Pinellas forward!

What we’re listening to…