The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Western District Mentor Award recognizes professionals that provide exceptional support and guidance to young professionals in technical training, ITE activity, and professional development. Mentors play a significant role in growing young professionals into the leaders that are keys to ITE’s future. As a means of fostering individual young professional participation in ITE activities, ITE Western District has developed this award to help Sections and Chapters recognize those mentors who encourage their young professionals to get involved. Special recognition will go to those individuals that exhibit exemplary support evidenced by efforts such as:

  • Providing unique and effective guidance in transportation engineering or project management practices.
  • Participating in in local, district and international ITE activities with mentees. This can include attending meetings, web seminars, preparing articles or publications for presentation at ITE conferences and technical journals.
  • Provide opportunities and supporting advanced training/technical development for young professionals.

Young professionals who want their mentor to be considered for recognition should complete the nomination form detailing their mentor’s level of support, and submit the completed form to the Western District Career Guidance Chair. The award will be presented at the upcoming Western District Annual Meeting.

A young professional is defined as an ITE member 35 years or younger.

  • Application
  • The application for the Mentor Award is due by April 15.
Award Winner
2023 Mark Spencer
2022 No selection
2021 No selection
2020 Cathy Leong
2019 Ben Waldman

This award has replaced the Employer Recognition Award. Previous winners of the Employer recognition award are shown below.

Award Winner
2018 Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
2017 Iteris
2016 Wilson Okamoto Corporation
2015 Kimley-Horn
2014 URS Corporation
2013 Sanderson Stewart
2012 City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department
2011 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
2009 DKS Associates (Portland, Oregon)
2008 Fehr and Peers (San Francisco Bay Area)