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Annual Awards

2017 Award Recipients:

Women of the Year: DeAnn Baker, CSAC

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership: California Department of Transportation - Administration Program

Member of the Year: Cheryl Spatz, PSOMAS

Secretary Ray LaHood: Malcolm Dougherty, Caltrans

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: San Joaquin Regional Transit District's First in the Nation All-Electric BRT Corridor


2018 Award Applications Coming Fall 2018


Do you know an amazing person in our transportation community?

The Sacramento Chapter of WTS would like to invite all chapter members and members of the Northern California transportation community to submit a nomination for the Annual Awards. 

Nominations are due no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2017. Don't miss your only opportunity this year to nominate a person or project for a WTS Sacramento Annual Award.
The Annual Awards are great ways to honor members of our transportation community who support our organization and its mission: the advancement of women in transportation

Award Nomination Information 


Woman of the Year

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

Application Deadline: TBD


Employer of the Year

Recognizes an organization (company, non-profit, association, or government agency) for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women.

Application Deadline: TBD


Secretary Ray LaHood Award

Honors a man who is a leader in transportation and has made an outstanding contribution toward the advancement of women and minorities in the transportation industry.

Application Deadline: TBD


Member of the Year

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

Application Deadline: TBD


Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

Honors an innovative transportation project or service led by a female.

Application Deadline: TBD


Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Awards

Honors an organization or individual that exhibits extraordinary efforts or initiatives in facilitating professional opportunities for women and minoirities; and that has made significant contributions in promoting diversity and cultural awareness within their organization, the transportaiton industry, or in a project or activity that supports the goals and mission of WTS.

Application Deadline: TBD


Awards recpients will be honored on January 2018 at our Annual Awards and Scholarship Dinner. The WTS Sacramento award winners will have their nominations forms forwarded to WTS International. Award winners from the international competition will to be presented during the WTS International Conference taking place May 2018 in San Diego! Previous award winners are listed on the WTS website (www.wtsinternational.org). 

For assistance or questions please contact the Recognitions Chair, Julie Passalacqua, at (916) 381-9100 or jpassalacqua@markthomas.com.

Please take the time to honor and recognize the outstanding members in our transportation industry.


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