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Join the WTS Minnesota Board!

We are currently seeking nominations for 2024 Board positions!

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WTS MN 2023 Board
2023 WTS MN Board

The Board has a variety of positions that are elected and appointed. Below are short descriptions of all board positions. Applications will be accepted for all positions, however, we are actively recruiting for the following vacancies:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Development Director
  • Development Chair
  • Programs Director
  • Programs Chair
  • Special Events Chair
  • Sustainability Chair
  • Mentor Chair (2 positions)

If you’re interested in finding out more about any position, feel free to reach out to any current board members or attend the board recruitment event on August 16. You must be a member to fill these positions. If you’re not a member now, there is time to become a member!


Nomination and Selection Process

If you’re interested in applying, please follow these steps: 

  1. Fill out the nomination form.
  2. Email the forms to Lisa Elliott by September 15.
  3. A Nomination Committee will meet in September/October 2023 and review all submissions and make recommendations. The nomination committee is made up of the Past-President, Vice-President, Advisory Board members, and members at-large.
  4. Election is expected to be held in November 2023.

Board Position Descriptions

President 

Lead the chapter. Organize and lead board meetings. Provide assistance to board and committee members. Coordinate and lead Advisory Board meetings. Participate in Central Region and WTS-I Presidents calls. Represent the chapter at programs and special events. 

Vice President 

Assist the President in leading the chapter as needed. Prepare for taking over the President role the following year. Vice President usually takes on an initiative at the request of the President.  

Past President 

Assist the President in leading the chapter as needed. Provide past history of board operations. Take on initiatives as needed and as able. 

Secretary 

Prepare meeting minutes for monthly chapter Board meetings and semi-annual Advisory Board meetings. Prepare the Annual Report. Check WTS Gmail account twice weekly. 

Treasurer 

Manage chapter finances and accounts. Prepare annual budget, update monthly with actuals. Write checks. Coordinate with WTS Foundation for funds managed by them. 

Scholarships and Recognitions Director 

Responsible for soliciting award nominations for local awards, leading selection and forwarding award winners to WTS International. Work with special events co-chairs on the yearly Scholarship and Recognitions event typically held in the spring. Solicit, review, select and secure applicants from area colleges and universities for annual scholarship awards. Promote scholarships through emails, articles in our newsletter and on the website. 

Membership Director 

Recruit new members and retain current members; welcome new members; initiate and run programs to increase membership and special events for members. Develops annual honorary membership candidate process and associated honorary membership event. Manages membership reporting and WTSi Membership policy communication for local chapter.  

Membership Chair 

Support recruitment of new members and retention of current members; welcome new members and coordinates coffee connect volunteers and new members.  

Development Director 

Recruit new partners and retain current public agency and corporate partners; create partnership request letters; create and maintain benefit listings by serving as partner manager; welcome new partners; initiate and facilitate appreciation programs to recognize partners. 

Development Chair/Public Partnerships 

Support the Development Director with a focus on growing and retaining public partners. 

Programs Director 1 

Responsible for monthly programs. Coordinate volunteers, speakers to create the program. Coordinate logistics such as room reservations, food ordering, etc. Send event invitation to membership. 

Programs Director 2 

Responsible for monthly programs. Coordinate volunteers, speakers to create the program. Coordinate logistics such as room reservations, food ordering, etc. Send event invitation to membership. 

Programs Chair 1 

Assist programs directors with planning monthly programs. Primary responsibility includes monitoring the Programs Gmail account and assisting with social media posts and newsletter updates.  

Programs Chair 2 

Assist programs directors with planning monthly programs. Primary responsibility includes monitoring the Programs Gmail account and assisting with social media posts and newsletter updates. 

Marketing Director 

Write, edit and layout of communications materials for chapter membership including flyers and email announcements. Gather information and write articles for bi-monthly newsletter. Provide design and layout, publish and distribute to WTS members and friends. Assist other committees by providing communications support; provide media outreach when appropriate.  

Social Media Chair 

Maintain social media presences (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter). Share information about initiatives, upcoming events, and other items of interest. Create content/graphics for these posts as necessary.  

Website Chair 

Maintain WTS-MN website with events and information. 

TYOU Chair 1 

Administer the TYOU program. Recruit mentors and coordinate with Blaine HS staff to set up programs at school and field trips. Coordinate delegation to annual TYOU summit in Washington, DC area. 

TYOU Chair 2 

Administer the TYOU program. Recruit mentors and coordinate with Blaine HS staff to set up programs at school and field trips. Coordinate delegation to annual TYOU summit in Washington, DC area. 

Special Events Chair 1 

Coordinate with Chair 2 to plan the annual Scholarships & Recognitions Reception (held in April/May) and Holiday Party (held in December). Planning for each event begins 3-4 months in advance with the identification of a venue, photographer, and caterer, then efforts drop off until 6-8 weeks before the event. In the two months leading up to the event, the co-chairs coordinate a save-the-date and event registration, identify volunteers for the event and pre-event tasks, develop a program, print and assemble nametags, and complete additional prep tasks as needed.  

Special Events Chair 2 

Coordinate with Chair 1 to plan the annual Scholarships & Recognitions Reception (held in April/May) and Holiday Party (held in December). Planning for each event begins 3-4 months in advance with the identification of a venue, photographer, and caterer, then efforts drop off until 6-8 weeks before the event. In the two months leading up to the event, the co-chairs coordinate a save-the-date and event registration, identify volunteers for the event and pre-event tasks, develop a program, print and assemble nametags, and complete additional prep tasks as needed. 

DEI Chair 1 

Schedule and coordinate monthly meetings of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) for WTS, and any subcommittees involved. Develop and update strategic plan and proactively manage budget for programs, events, and actions undertaken by the Committee. Coordinate with other Chairs and Committees as needed on actions identified in the strategic plan.  

DEI Chair 2 

Schedule and coordinate monthly meetings of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) for WTS, and any subcommittees involved. Develop and update strategic plan and proactively manage budget for programs, events, and actions undertaken by the Committee. Coordinate with other Chairs and Committees as needed on actions identified in the strategic plan. 

Sustainability Chair 

Focus on aligning other efforts, events, and discussions by applying a Sustainability Lens. Review and update as needed the website materials that reflect the best practices of WTS-MN regarding sustainability. Assist with event planning efforts and where feasible bring awareness to sustainability related topics and speakers.  

Volunteer Coordinator 

Schedule, coordinate, recruit and assign volunteers to various volunteer needs within WTS-MN. Communicate with committee leads to identify volunteer needs for programs, special events, mentorship opportunities, fundraising efforts, etc. then connect individuals who have indicated an interest in volunteering to a volunteer position that aligns with their interests.  

Central Region Chair 

Act as liaison between the WTS-MN board/chapter and WTS-I's Central Region. Help to plan the Central Region Conference each year. Attend meetings at the National Conference and at the Central Region Conference. 

Mentor Program Chair 1 

Administer WTS-MN's mentor program. Solicit mentor and mentee volunteers, match mentors and mentees, provide guidance to participants. Plan kick-off, closing, and one additional event for participants. 

Mentor Program Chair 2 

Administer WTS-MN's mentor program. Solicit mentor and mentee volunteers, match mentors and mentees, provide guidance to participants. Plan kick-off, closing, and one additional event for participants. 



Interested in Becoming a WTS MN Member?

WTS Minnesota is always looking for people to help our chapter provide high-quality programming, networking, and professional development opportunities for our members. Volunteering on a committee is a great way to get connected with other transportation professionals, and give back to the profession at the same time. You do not need to be a WTS member to get involved!

Join the Chapter email list to find out about upcoming WTS MN events.

Check out the "About" section for reasons to become a WTS MN member!


WTS MN Membership Committee 

The membership committee works to welcome new members and retain our existing members. 

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Our Connect with Coffee program invites new members to meet with existing members to make a new connection for your network and learn more about how to get involved in WTS. 

Want to learn more about becoming a member, volunteer for Connect with Coffee, or request a new member Connect with Coffee meeting?

Contact the membership committee at [email protected].