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Nominations for the spring awards are due Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by 5 p.m. emailed to

Our spring awards include Woman of the Year, Member of the Year, Employer of the Year, Rosa Parks Diversity Award, New Voice, and the Ray LaHood Award. To nominate an individual or an organization, please review the criteria for each award below and complete a nomination telling us all about it. Nomination forms are available here.

Woman of the Year:                      
Honors a woman who is an outstanding role model and has contributed to the advancement of women and minorities in transportation.

Member of the Year:                    
Recognizes a WTS member who has made extraordinary contributions to the success of the organization.

New Voice:                       
Recognizes an active WTS member who has been out of school and in a career track for fewer than 5 years and shows promise in making a contribution to the transportation industry.

Employer of the Year:    
Honors an organization (company, non-profit, association or government agency) for recruiting, retaining and advancing women.

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership
Honors an individual, group, or organization that has made significant contributions in promoting diversity and cultural awareness within their organization, the transportation industry, or in a project or activity that supports the goals and mission of WTS.

Secretary Ray LaHood Award:  
Recognizes a man who is a leader in transportation and 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 Tuesday, April 2, 2019. 


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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