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Past Award Winners

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

 

2016 Award Recipients:

Women of the Year: Norma Ortega, Caltrans

Employer of the Year: Placer County Department of Public Works and Facilities

Member of the Year: Kiana Valentine, California State Association of Counties

Secretary Ray LaHood: Will Kempton

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Stanislaus Council of Governments, Measure L

 

2015 Award Recipients:

Women of the Year: Donna DeMartino, San Joaquin Regional Transit District

Employer of the Year: California State Association of Counties

Member of the Year: Meggie Elledge, Quincy Engineering, Inc

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: ACC Senior Services

Secretary Ray LaHood: Mike Wiley, Sacramento Regional Transit District

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Caltrans & CTC, California Road Charge Pilot Program

 

2014 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Susan Bransen, California Transportation Commission

Employer of the Year: San Joquin Regional Transit District (RTD)

Member of the Year: Kim Pallari, HDR Inc

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Northern CA Chapter

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Foresthill Bridge Seismic Retrofit and Paint Project
 

2013 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Diane Nakano, Sacramento Regional Transit District

Employer of the Year: Fehr & Peers

Member of the Year: Heather Yee, Sacramento County DOT

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Project STRIPE, ARC

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: State Route 65 Lincoln Bypass
 

2012 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Celia McAdam, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency

Employer of the Year: California Transportation Commission

Member of the Year: Julie Passalacqua, Mark Thomas & Co.

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Wheels to Work, Paratransit
 

2011 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Jody Jones, Caltrans District 3 Director

Employer of the Year: Mark Thomas & Co

Member of the Year: Judy Matsui-Drury, CH2M HILL

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Madeline Fish, Retired MEP Director

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Cal State Sacramento, MESA Engineering Program

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Sacramento International Airport "Big Build" Program
 

2010 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Cindy McKim, Caltrans Director

Woman of the Year: Bimla Rhinehart, Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission

Employer of the Year: City of West Sacramento

Member of the Year: Dave Lopez

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Sacramento Regional Transit District

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Hazel Avenue Improvements, Sacramento County DOT
 

2009 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Janet Dawson, Transportation Consultant to the California State Assembly

Employer of the Year: California State University, Sacramento

Member of the Year: Jane Berner, Caltrans

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Olivia Fonesca, Deputy Director of Civil Rights, Caltrans

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Folsom Lake Crossing, USACOE & City of Folsom

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Watt Avenue Light Rail Grade Separation Project, Sacramento County
 

2008 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Carrie Pourvahidi, Deputy Director, California High Speed Rail Authority

Employer of the Year: Sacramento Regional Transit District

Member of the Year: Jennifer Elwood, CH2M HILL

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Diana Gomez, Caltrans District 6

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: I-5 "Boat Section" Project, Caltrans District 3
 

2007 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Congresswoman Doris Matsui, District 5

Employer of the Year: Sacramento Area Council of Governments

Member of the Year: Chris Hatfield, Chief, Caltrans Planning Office of Professional Development

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Federal Railroad Administration
 

2006 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Sunne Wright McPeak, Secretary for Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, State of California

Employer of the Year: UC Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies

Member of the Year: Kathy Methews, El Dorado County Transportation Commission

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: City of Sacramento
 

2005 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Diane Eidam, Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission

Employer of the Year: Caltrans

Member of the Year: Judy Matsui-Drury, CH2M HILL

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Mark Thomas & Co.
 

2004 Award Recipients:

Woman of the Year: Linda Budge, Mayor, City of Rancho Cordova

Employer of the Year: City of Elk Grove

Member of the Year: Beverly Mason

 

 

 

 

2016 Award Recipients:

Women of the Year: Norma Ortega, Caltrans

Employer of the Year: PLacer County Department of Public Works and Facilities

Member of the Year: Kiana Valentine, California State Association of Counties

Secretary Ray LaHood: Will Kempton

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Stanislaus Council of Governments, Measure L

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