Awards

The Georgia Section distributes several awards each year to recognize the people and projects that have had a significant impact on both GAITE and the transportation industry in Georgia. Nominations for these awards opens in the Fall of each year and are awarded in December a the Georgia Section Annual Meeting. 

Georgia Section Agency Achievement Award
To be presented to an agency which has distinguished itself through improvements in the field of transportation.

The intent of this award is to recognize governmental or quasi-governmental agencies which have made significant transportation improvements in their area of jurisdiction. The achievement is to have been accomplished during the previous twelve (12) months.

2019 – Gwinnett County DOT 2009 – City of Roswell 1999 – GDOT HEROs
2018 – City of Johns Creek 2008 – Evermore CID 1998 – Clayton County DOT
2017 – GDOT 2007 – Cobb County DOT 1997 – Cobb County DOT
2016 – Cumberland CID 2006 – Atlanta Regional Commission 1996 – MARTA
2015 – Gwinnett Village CID 2005 – City of Valdosta 1995 – GDOT Traffic Operations
2014 – City of Sandy Springs 2004 – Perimeter CID 1994 – Albany/Dougherty County
2013 – City of Atlanta 2003 – GDOT Traffic Operations 1991 – Gwinnett County DOT
2012 – City of Alpharetta 2002 – Cumberland CID  
2011 – City of Columbus 2000 – Macon-Bibb County  

 

The John D. Edwards, Jr. Individual Achievement Award
To be presented to a Georgia Section Member who has unselfishly given his/her time and talents to the advancement of the Georgia Section during the previous twelve (12) months.

The intent of this award is to recognize those Members/Affiliates of the Section who have given of themselves toward achieving the goals of the Section. The recipient should have been active in the Section for a minimum of two years and served the Section in an outstanding manner. In 1999, this award was named in honor of John D. Edwards, Jr., first President of the Georgia Section and ITE International President in 1985.

2019 – Sam Harris 2010 – Carla Holmes 1999 – John Funny
2018 – Mark Boivin 2009 – Taylor Stukes 1998 – Rick Day
2017 – Paul Slone 2008 – John Karnowski 1997 – Andy Phlegar
2016 – Jody Peace 2007 – Andrea Kennedy 1996 – Wayne Sarasua
2015 – Jagan Kaja 2005 – Marsha Anderson Bomar 1995 – Susie Beasley
2014 – Holly Bauman (Painter) 2003 – Paul Giles 1994 – Tom Sanor
2012 – Jim Pohlman 2001 – Keary Lord 1991 – Martin Bretherton
2011 – Jim Tolson 2000 – Harriett Smith  

 

Transportation Professional of the Year
To be presented to the transportation professional who has contributed substantially to the safe and efficient movement of people or goods in Georgia.

The intent of this award is to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the transportation field, most likely for a number of years. The recipient is not required to be a Member of the Section nor an engineer.

2019 – Russell McMurry 2010 – Jay Roberts 1998 – Jim Croy
2018 – Griffith Lynch 2009 – Richard Anderson 1997 – George Black
2017 – Marsha Anderson Bomar 2008 – Randy Hulsey 1995 – Joel Stone
2016 – Todd Long 2007 – Harold Linnenkohl 1994 – John Edwards
2015 – Keith Parker 2006 – Joe Womble 1993 – Ken Gregor
2014 – Kim Conroy 2005 – Larry Dent 1992 – Charles Nemmers
2013 – Marlo Clowers 2004 – Wayne Hill 1991 – Hal Rives
2012 – Keith Golden 2002 – Frank Danchetz  
2011 – Joe Fletcher 1999 – Wayne Shackelford  

 

The Karl Bevins Distinguished Service Award
Recipients of this award shall have demonstrated the qualities of competence, professionalism and dedication exemplified by Karl Bevins as the first Traffic Operations Engineer in Georgia.

The intent of this award is to recognize highly competent and professional engineers who practice in the field of traffic and/or transportation over a number of years. The recipient must be an active member of the International ITE and the Georgia Section.

2019 – Jim Tolson 2010 – Marsha Anderson Bomar 1998 – John Moskaluk
2018 – Scott Zehngraff 2009 – Todd Long 1997 – John Edards
2017 – Scott Mohler 2008 – Charles Bopp 1996 – Kenny Voorhies
2016 – Richard Fangmann 2007 – Rick Day 1994 – Bob Alexander
2015 – Keith Golden 2004 – Betsy Williams 1993 – Howard Harris
2014 – Bayne Smith 2003 – Joe Womble 1992 – Pet Parsonson
2013 – Carla Homes 2002 – Marion Waters 1991 – George Black
2012 – David Low 2001 – Ed Ellis 1990 – Doug Hefty
2011 – John Hibbard 1999 – Martin Bretherton 1989 – Carl Beck

 

Award of Special Recognition
This award is presented in recognition of his/her professionalism and commitment to excellence. This special award is given at the discretion of the Awards Committee, an may or may not be presented in subsequent years.

2019 – Joe Gillis 2015 – Luis Velasquez 2008 – Bayne Smith and Kristen Turner
2018 – Marco Friend 2014 – Meg Pirkle and Naveed Jaffar 1999 – Joey Ledford
2017 – Jim Pohlman 2012 – Jody Peace 1998 – Betsy Williams
2016 – Chris Rome 2010 – Winter Horbal  

 

Georgia Section Award for Innovation in Transportation
Established in 2011 and presented to new or upgraded transportation faciility or program completed within the past two years that fufills an essential transportation function, provides a sense of place and incorporates good planning, good design and/or good operations. 

2019 – The Ray 2016 – GDOT Traffic Operations 2011 – City of Savannah
2018 – NW Corridor Express Lanes 2015 – Georgia Legislature (HB 170)  
2017 – Atlanta Beltline, Inc, 2012 – GDOT/Perimeter CID/SRTA/DeKalb County  

 

Marsha Anderson Young Member of the Year Award
Established in 2015 and in honor of Marsha's dedication to the growth and mentoring of young professionals, this award is to be presented to a young member of the Georgia ITE section, who over their young proessional careers, have contributed significantly to Georgia ITE and the transportation profession. Must be an active member of ITE and under the age of 35. 

2019 – Md Shah Imran 2017 – Chris Maddox 2015 – Meredith Emory
2018 – Elizabeth Johnson 2016 – Kate D’Ambrosio (Shearin)  

 

Georgia Section Idea Sharing Award
To be presented to a Georgia Section ITE Member who presented the most noteworthy transportation innovation. 

Intent is to recognize those individuals of the section who have shared succesful ideas they have implemented with their peers. Recipient shall be a member of the Georgia Section and have presented their idea at a regularly scheduled Section meeting during the award calendar year. 

2019 – Tyler Peek 1999 – Keith Rohling 1993 – Chuck Rickard
2017 – Alan Davis 1996 – Keith Hogsed 1992 – Phillip Allen
2010 – Eli Veith 1995 – John Hibbard 1991 – Bob Manning
2000 – Rick Day 1994 – Mike Patrick