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Annual Awards

2018 Award Recipients:

Women of the Year: Karla Sutliff, Caltrans

Employer of the Year: Ascent Enviornmental

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership: San Joaquin Regional Transit District

Member of the Year: Rebecca Mowry, Caltrans

Secretary Ray LaHood: Brian Kelly, California High Speed Rail Authority

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Sacrament Downtown Bikeways - City of Sacramento


2018 Award Applications are closed.


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 30, 2018. 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: Closed


Employer of the Year

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

Application Deadline: Closed


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: Closed


Member of the Year

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

Application Deadline: Closed


Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

Honors an innovative transportation initiative, solution, project, or policy led by a female from initiation to completion.

Application Deadline: Closed


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: Closed


Awards recpients will be honored on January 2019 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 2019 in Boston! Previous award winners are listed on the WTS website (www.wtsinternational.org). 

For assistance or questions please contact the Recognitions Chair, Lizette Martinez, at (916) 783-4100 or lmartinez@ben-en.com.

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


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