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Purpose of Nominations

Simply stated, the nominations committee honors excellence in the transportation industry. We exist to celebrate the individuals who have achieved excellence in their careers through outstanding contributions to our transportation community. We also recognize remarkable transportation projects that help achieve regional goals by delivering effective and innovative transportation solutions.

2017 WTS San Diego County Awards - Nominations due by June 21st at 5 p.m.

This year WTS San Diego County will be awarding six awards, which are described below. For all award categories, the local winners will be nominated for the corresponding WTS International Award. Click on the application link under each award description to download the individual award applications or click here to download the entire nomination packet.

All nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Nominations may be submitted by emailing completed applications and one high resolution photograph per nomination to Brooke Sargent, WTS San Diego County Nominations Chair, at


Employer of the Year

This category includes organizations that have enhanced the transportation industry through commitment to excellence and quality in products and services. The nominee also has an outstanding record of affirmative action in hiring and promoting at all employment levels and supports continuing education of its employees. The candidate for this award is an organization that encourages women students to enter the transportation field and supports WTS.

Employer of the Year Application


Honorable Ray LaHood Award

This award was created to recognize a man who is not only a leader in transportation, but who has also actively led by example in seeking opportunities to advance the association’s mission and has made outstanding contributions towards the advancement of women and minorities.

Honorable Ray LaHood Award Application


Member of the Year

The nominee for this category is a member who has shown an extraordinary commitment to the goals and growth of WTS and has promoted the reputation of WTS within the transportation industry. This member has worked effectively to strengthen communication between local and international WTS levels or between chapters and has done an outstanding job of revitalizing or expanding their chapter.

Member of the Year Application


Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

The nominee for this award supports efforts or initiatives that facilitate professional opportunities for women and minorities. This individual or organization also promotes 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.

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award Application


Woman of the Year

This nominee is a woman who is a leader in transportation and has made an outstanding contribution to the transportation industry. This woman has also directly contributed toward the advancement of women and minorities through programs or opportunities in the transportation field. Finally, the nominee for this award has advanced the reputation and credibility of women in transportation through her career achievements and support of women in the industry.

Woman of the Year Application


Innovative Transportation Solutions

This award is designed to honor any project that embraces new innovative solutions, projects, or policies where key personnel positions were filled by women. The goal of this award is to raise the visibility of transportation projects and services that improve the quality of life for its users and communities in San Diego County. 

Innovative Transportation Solutions Application



Nominations Chair: Brooke Sargent



Nominations will be accepted from May 8th to June 14th. Award winners will be announced in mid-July and will be honored at the WTS Annual Awards Dinner in September.


Past Award Winners

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