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


Guiding our programs and projects


Determining which projects are funded


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


View the Agenda   The PAC meeting will be held in the 1st Floor Conference Room at 310 Court Street, Clearwater. More information about the Planners Advisory Committee is available here:…

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Forward Pinellas Legislative Committee Meeting

The Forward Pinellas Legislative Committee will hold its regular meeting in the Pinellas County Communications Building Palm Room at 333 Chestnut Street, Clearwater.

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Forward Pinellas Board Orientation

Forward Pinellas Board Orientation

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Forward Pinellas is governed by a 13-member board of elected officials. These officials represent municipal governments, the Board of County Commissioners and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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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

Forward Pinellas Board Membership for 2023

Forward Pinellas Board Membership for 2023 ~~ Join us in welcoming in our 2023 board and saying farewell to some departing board members. ~~   PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —- Forward…

Call for New Committee Members

Forward Pinellas Calls for New Committee Members ~~ Help shape a safer Pinellas County by joining one of our committees ~~  PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Are you concerned about getting…

Forward Pinellas Recognizes Commissioner Karen Seel for Her Years of Service

Congratulations to Commissioner Karen Seel ~~ Forward Pinellas recognizes Commissioner Seel for her years of service and Outstanding Elected Official Leadership Award presented by the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations…

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!