Call for 2024-2025 WTS-GNY Board Nominations
It is time to think about running for a board position to help build the future of the WTS Greater New York Chapter (WTS-GNY). The WTS-GNY Nominations Committee is seeking a diverse and high potential slate of Board candidates for the two-year term including 2024 and 2025.
We will hold an Open House (virtual) on October 19th at 5:00 PM to discuss the process, roles and responsibilities, including an informal question and answer session. To attend the Open House please send an email to [email protected] by October 19th at noon, with your name. If there are any questions about the nomination process, please submit to [email protected] at any time. Questions received and answers will be added to the webpage after the Open House.
Members are to submit a bio (one page maximum) that includes their name, company, title, address, telephone numbers and email, describing their work and volunteer experience. The bio is to be submitted to [email protected] by October 31, 2023 at 5 PM.
Schedule of the nomination process:
· Release Call for Greater New York Chapter Board nominations.
· Open House (virtual) will be held on October 19th at 5:00 PM for prospective Board nominees. Past Board Members will participate to address questions based on their experience. If attending, send an email to [email protected] by October 19th at noon, with your name. Call logistics will be provided via email prior to the meeting. Also feel free to submit questions in advance to [email protected].
· Nominations paperwork due 10/31 at 5:00 PM (submit to [email protected])
· Nominations Committee outreach to nominees
· Nominations Committee recommended Slate announced to membership
· Membership votes electronically
· Results announced
WTS-GNY is a volunteer organization. All of our programming for members and the broader transportation community would not be possible without the efforts of our committee chairs and volunteers.
If you are interested in getting involved, learn more about our committees and reach out! If you're still not sure where to start, contact the Board Secretary. Current volunteer opportunities are featured in latest issue of the Chapter News.
WTS Greater New York Chapter’s Appointments Committee seeks to advance highly qualified individuals for consideration by elected and appointed leaders for positions in the transportation industry. Aligned with the mission and guiding principles of WTS International, the Appointments Committee will strive to connect and advance women's careers to strengthen the industry and ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce. The Committee will serve members and prospective members, deepening relationships, in collaboration with public officials.
The WTS-GNY Business Diversity Committee provides our small-business members with information, resources and networking opportunities. Our goal is to attract, educate, and promote opportunities for Minority-Disadvantaged businesses to acquire and foster business relationships with primes, agencies, and federal stakeholders within the transportation industry.
The WTS-GNY Communications Committee provides members with all of the information they need for what is going on in the Chapter and more broadly in the transportation community through a variety of channels, including email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the Chapter’s website. The Committee puts together the monthly Chapter News.
The WTS-GNY College Outreach Committee focuses on engaging and promoting emerging students in the transportation field. The College Outreach Committee aims to provide meaningful professional development, support, and resources for students in colleges and trade-schools around New York City.
WTS GNY is able to put on a great variety of programming thanks to the generous support we receive from our corporate partners. The mission of the Corporate Partners Committee is to support these relationships and act as a liaison between the Chapter and our partners.
The Glass Ceiling Committee is charged with documenting gender income differences in the transportation industry in the greater New York area. T
The Membership Committee is a resource for our over 300 members. The committee holds brown bag lunches at local transportation agencies, surveys our membership, and organizes two events in the Summer: a Membership Appreciation Event (free for members) and a Member Recruitment Drive.
The Mentoring Committee coordinates our annual Mentoring Program, offering support from experienced mentors, peer networking, and candid conversations with successful transportation leaders in the metropolitan area. The committee selects the mentors and apprentices who participate every year.
Our Programs Committees organize the bulk of our chapter programming throughout the year. This includes our quarterly dinners, holiday party, professional development, and the Learn from a Leader series.
The Scholarship Committee administers the WTS-GNY Scholarship Program. Learn more about our scholarships here. The committee also offers support for the two annual fundraisers WTS-GNY holds to replenish our scholarship fund - the Annual Gala in the Fall and the Scholarship Wine Tasting Fundraiser in the Spring.
The Special Events Committee organizes the chapter’s Annual Gala. Each year at the gala the chapter presents a Woman of the Year award and thanks our members and corporate sponsors. WTS-GNY scholarship winners are also recognized at the event, and the silent auction/raffle hosted by the committee kicks off fundraising for the following years' scholarships. The committee also provides support to other committees with their event planning if needed.
The Transportation YOU Committee coordinates a hands-on, interactive mentoring program that offers students ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers.
The Young Professionals Committee focuses on programming for young professionals. The group’s annual calendar includes the “Trending Topics” speaker series; a joint American Planning Association (APA) and Young Professionals Transportation (YPT) Trivia night; team participation in a Cardboard Kayak competition; volunteer events; and a holiday happy hour.