President’s Message

The Western District Executive Committee met in September for a Kick-Off and On-Boarding meeting. We are excited to have Kimberly Leung join the Executive Committee next year and to have Mark Spencer represent the District on the International Board of Direction. In planning for successful and sustainable District operations we are revamping our advertising/sponsorship. Please check out the new advertising page: We also hope to finish re-chartering our student chapters by the end of the year and are looking forward to supporting the Student Leadership Summit at Cal Poly SLO, January 15th-17th (

I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize all the agencies and firms for encouraging our volunteers and supporting them as they serve on the Western District Board and Committees. Thank you to: City of Anaheim, Ganddini Group, WSP, W-Trans, Advantec, Wilson Okamoto, Iteris, SF Municipal Transportation Agency, University of California – San Francisco, Q-Free ASA, Sacramento County DOT, Michael Baker International, and CRW Engineering Group.

November is National STEM month! Please start thinking about some virtual activities you section/chapter can lead. The STEM subcommittee also has put together a list of activities and presentation templates for our members to use (ITE STEM). There are also great ideas that you can use at home with your families.

It’s also never too early to start looking forward to our Annual Meeting! We’ll be in Portland July 18th-21st with ITE International and the Mountain District.

And during this time of restricted travel, it may be nice to look further ahead to our District Annual Meetings:

  • 2022 Palm Springs, California (June 26-29)
  • 2023 Central California
  • 2024 Sacramento, California
  • 2025 Long Beach, California
  • 2026 Seattle, Washington