Published On: September 6th, 2022

Submitted by Mark Spencer and Neelam Dorman, Western District International Directors

The ITE International Board of Direction (IBOD) had its third in-person meeting of the year July 31, 2022, in conjunction with the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Annual Meeting and Exhibition, which occurred after the IBOD meeting, was very successful with a strong program of sessions, workshops and tours, many exhibitors and well-attended Council and committee meetings. Registration exceeded 1100.

The IBOD took several actions:

  • The Northeast District provided the IBOD with proposed charters for three new Sections – Northern New England, Connecticut, and Southeastern New England – which were approved. The transitional Section Boards for these new Sections are developing bylaws to be approved by the IBOD at its October meeting.
  • The IBOD approved a provisional charter for the establishment of a new international professional Section in Pakistan. The IBOD will review progress in establishing this new Section after one year.
  • The IBOD approved a model Chapter charter to be used by Sections in establishing new Chapters.
  • The IBOD accepted the 2021 financial audit. The audit confirmed ITE’s financial health and made no adjustments or recommendations for changes in ITE’s financial practices.

The Board received updates on several key initiatives:

  • The IBOD received an update on the Student-to-Younger Member initiative. The current focus is on rechartering all student chapters. Approximately 150 active student chapters have been identified and work is underway to complete updated charters for approval by the IBOD at its October meeting. Expanded engagement of student leaders, chapter liaisons, and chapter advisors is planned for the fall.
  • The IBOD was briefed on preparations for a 2023 initiative to attract and engage more transportation planners in ITE. Work is underway on several foundational elements. A Transportation Planner Advisory Group has been established and will help guide the development of an action plan. This effort will be formally kicked off in November 2022 and will be outlined in more detail in that month’s ITE Journal.
  • Other significant updates included:
  • Through May, ITE revenues and expenses are tracking well with the adopted budget.
  • ITE membership renewals for 2022 are strong with many new public agencies joining ITE (Caltrans recently added 250 new ITE members!)
  • We expect our membership to exceed 16,500 in 2022.
  • ITE has received a number of new contract awards from USDOT in the areas of standards, operations and equity.
  • Construction of new office space for ITE HQ is substantially complete and staff moved back in on July 14 on schedule and on budget. Some minor items will be completed over the next several months due to supply chain issues.

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