October 16, 2020 Newsletter Print

A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

Georgia ITE Members and Friends,

Happy Friday everyone! Nominations for the 2021 Georgia ITE Board of Directors have officially closed. The following individuals have accepted the nomination to serve on the Board of Directors:

  • Chris Maddox, Southeastern Engineering
Vice President:
  • Meredith Emory, Kimley-Horn
Secretary-Treasurer: (Select 1)
  • Christina Barry, GDOT
  • Robinson Nicol, Jacobs
Section Representative to Southern District: (Select 1)
  • Sean Coleman, Kimley-Horn
  • Shannon Fair, AirSage
  • Sam Harris, GDOT
  • Holly Painter, KCI
  • Elizabeth Shaw, City of Roswell
Board Member At-Large: (Select 1)
  • Ty Alexander, AECOM
  • Alan Davis, GDOT
  • Paul Slone, AECOM


The names above will be included on the ballot which will be sent out on Sunday, November 15, 2020. This year, all voting will take place electronically. The results of the election will be announced at the annual meeting which will be held in mid-December. The winning candidates will join Kate Shearin (who will be serving as Immediate Past President) and Kelly Patrick (who will be in her second year of Section Representative) to make up the 2021 Board of Directors.

Bios for each of the candidates will be included in a future newsletter and you'll have an opportunity to hear a short campaign speech during the November monthly webinar on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

If you are looking for any of our typical updates, please read below for our detailed updates including how to access the 2020 ITE Annual Meeting recordings. I hope you had a great week and that you enjoy this fantastic fall weekend! Stay healthy!

Meredith Emory, PE
2020 GAITE Secretary-Treasurer

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Upcoming Monthly Meeting

The Georgia ITE 2020 October webinar will be jointly hosted with ITS Georgia on Thursday, October 28 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT. Please Click Here to read more. Registration is through the ITS Georgia portal.

  • Topic: Electric Vehicle Demand, Trends, and Charging Infrastructure Needs

  • Speakers/Panelists:
    • Anne Blair, Director of Energy Efficient Transportation, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
    • Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, Cox Alliance
    • Albery Burleigh, Regional Executive Director, Blue Bird Corporation
    • Darren Epps, Electric Transportation Implementation Manager, Georgia Power


This month’s webinar will feature a panel presentation from the above subject matter experts and discussion on electric vehicle trends across the nation and in Georgia. The discussion will focus on the following issues: consumer demand, auto manufacturer production, charging infrastructure, implications on the built environment and associated policy/regulatory implications, and the role of electrification in the world of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

This webinar will be held via the ITS Georgia YouTube Channel. Please use the following link to access the webinar: https://youtu.be/AZGe5u0d5VE

November 19, 2020 Young Member Spotlight:

Don't forget there is still time to nominate a young member for the November monthly webinar via THIS SURVEY.

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Monthly Meeting Sponsor

October Meeting Sponsor: All Traffic Data Services

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Nominations and Elections


Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Georgia ITE Awards. Now is the time to recognize that co-worker, colleague, teacher, mentor or agency who has had a major impact on the transportation industry. The Georgia Section has several awards including:

  • John D. Edwards Jr. Individual Achievement Award
  • Marsha Anderson Young Member of the Year Award
  • Karl Bevins Distinguished Service Award
  • Georgia Section Agency Achievement Award
  • Transportation Professional of the Year
  • Georgia Section Award for Innovation in Transportation
  • Georgia Section Idea Sharing Award


Additionally, we have provided an opportunity to nominate others which have had a significant impact on our industry which might not fit into one of the categories above.

To get more information about award criteria and to nominate people/agencies for awards click THIS LINK to get to the survey form. For historic information on winners, please visit: https://gaite.org/Awards.

Nominations close at 5:00pm EDT on Friday, November 6, 2020. For questions/concerns, please contact Awards Committee Chair, Jody Peace ([email protected]).

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Technical Exchange

The 2020 Joint Georgia and South Carolina ITE Technical Exchange is back and scheduled for Friday, October 23 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT. This year's format is a bit different as it will be held virtually. This will be a more limited Technical Exchange then previous years and will include a social event on the 22nd and the exhcange on the 23rd over lunch. Additional details will be posted soon about the speakers, topics and the corresponding social event. Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Registration will be required to receive PDH credits. 

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International and District Announcements

Access ITE 2020 Annual Meeting Session Recordings before October 31st

If you missed the virtual Annual Meeting in August, or if you registered but weren’t able to “attend” some of the sessions, it’s not too late! Click on the link below to register and access all of the session recordings and earn PDHs. Once you’ve registered (or if you already did earlier in the year), you’ll then just sign in to stream the available sessions. After completing a session, you’ll be given the ability to click on a follow-up link to earn the PDHs for that session. This content is only available through the end of October, so time is running out!


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Winter Workshop

Call for volunteers!!

Are you interested in supporting Winter Workshop in 2021? Our Winter Workshop Chairs are looking for volunteers for technical, registration, and general committees. This is a great opportunity to engage and connect with peers! Please contact Christina Barry ([email protected]) and Md Shah Imran ([email protected]) to get more information on volunteering.

For information on the 2021 Winter Workshop, please check in on the event page for continual updates as details are determined.

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Marketing/Communication Update

Our marketing and communications committee has done an amazing job this year increasing our presence on social media and information for our website.

Please be sure to take the time and subscribe to our Georgia Section ITE YouTube channel. The our recent monthly meetings have been posted, so check them out! If you have feedback on the new YouTube format, please reach out to the communications committee or board.

Additionally, please make sure to follow our official pages:

Georgia ITE LinkedIn

Georgia ITE Facebook

Also, don't forget to tag #GeorgiaITE when you comment or share!

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