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Nominations for the Spring Awards are due Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by 5 p.m. emailed to


To nominate a person or organization, please review the selection criteria below and tell us how that person or organization meets the criteria for the award. Nomination forms are available here

Woman of the Year


  • Leader in transportation and has made an outstanding contribution to the transportation industry
  • Directly contributed toward the advancement of women and minorities through programs or opportunities in the transportation field
  • Advanced the reputation and credibility of women in transportation through her career advancements and support of women in the industry.

Member of the Year


  • Showed extraordinary commitment to the goals and growth of WTS.
  • Promoted the reputation of WTS within the transportation industry.
  • Worked effectively to strengthen communication between local and international WTS levels or between chapters.
  • Did an outstanding job of revitalizing or expanding a chapter or any of its functions.

Employer of the Year


  • Enhanced the transportation industry through its commitment to excellence and quality in its services or products.
  • Outstanding record of affirmative action in hiring and promoting at all employment levels.
  • Supports continuing education of its employees through professional education, professional organizations and/or professional development opportunities.
  • Encourages women students to enter the transportation field by providing internship opportunities.
  • Has supported WTS.

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership


  • An individual or organization that has exhibited outstanding and extraordinary efforts or initiative(s) in facilitating opportunities for women and minorities.
  • Contributed significantly to promoting diversity, inclusion and multi-cultural awareness within their organization, the transportation industry or in a project or activity that supports the goals and mission of WTS.

New Voice


  • Has been out of school and in a career track for fewer than 5 years.
  • Shows promise in making a contribution to the transportation industry.
  • Has been an active member of the WTS Portland Chapter.

Secretary Ray LaHood


  • A man who is a leader in transportation.
  • Has directly contributed toward the advancement of women and minorities through programs or opportunities in the transportation industry.

Please send nominations to Awards and Recognition Committee Chair Karla Kingsley at by April 11, 2018. 


The WTS Portland Chapter takes great pride in recognizing outstanding achievements and projects at the annual Spring and Winter Award dinners. These awards honor our colleagues in the transportation field that have made incredible contributions to the WTS mission of creating new opportunities and advancing the careers of women in transportation. You can read about past winners by clicking the links on the left.

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