November 13, 2020 Newsletter Print

A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

Georgia ITE Members and Friends,

Happy Friday everyone! Voting for the 2021 Georgia ITE Board of Directors is open! Bios for all of the candidates can be found here and you will have the opportunity to hear from each of the candidates at Thursday's monthly meeting which will also include spolights of several GAITE young members. 

This year, all voting will take place electronically by clicking the link below or by going to the website. 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.

Click here to VOTE FOR 2021 Board of Directors

Additional information about upcoming events can be be found below. 

Meredith Emory, PE
2020 GAITE Secretary-Treasurer

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Upcoming Monthly Meeting

The Georgia ITE 2020 November webinar will be  on Thursday, November 19 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT. Please Click Here to read more and register.

  • Topic: Young member spotlight presentations and Board of Director Nominees introductions.

     Young Member Presenters:

    Sung Jun Park - Jacobs
    Pratiti Khan - Atkins
    Patrick McArdle, EIT - Pond
    Andrew Lewis - Arcadis
    Ramiro Santana - Kimley-Horn

  • Board Member Nominees:

    • Chris Maddox, Southeastern Engineering

    Vice President:
    • Meredith Emory, Kimley-Horn

    • Christina Barry, GDOT
    • Robinson Nicol, Jacobs

    Section Representative to Southern District: 
    • Sean Coleman, Kimley-Horn
    • Shannon Fair, AirSage
    • Sam Harris, GDOT
    • Holly Painter, KCI
    • Elizabeth Shaw, City of Roswell

    Board Member At-Large: 
    • Ty Alexander, AECOM
    • Alan Davis, GDOT
    • Paul Slone, AECOM

This webinar will be held via the ITE Georgia YouTube Channel. Please use the following link to access the webinar:


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Monthly Meeting Sponsor

October Meeting Sponsor: Michael Baker International

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Nominations and Elections


Voting is open for the 2021 Georgia Section ITE Board of Directors. There are five positions which will be filled through this election including three contested races. Please review a brief bio on each candidate and then ues the link below to submit your vote. Please note that you will need to login to the Georgia Section website prior to voting as this is only open to members and limited to one ballot per member.


The 2021 Board will be announced at the Annual Meeting which will be held virtually on December 18th from 12-1PM.

For questions about the nomination or voting process, or issues with voting, please contact Jody Peace ([email protected]).



Nominations have now closed for the 2020 Georgia ITE Awards. Awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting in December. 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

For historic information on winners, please visit:

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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Safety Update

Join the Safety Committee and Georgia Bikes on November 13th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm to learn more about how to meet the needs of people on bicycles by creating bicycle-friendly communities, implementing Complete Streets, and increasing bicycle safety during this unique and challenging time. 

CLICK HERE to join the Virtual Bicycle Safety Webinar

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Winter Workshop

Planning for Winter Workshop 2021 is underway! For information on the 2021 Winter Workshop, please check in on the event page for continual updates as details are determined. Please contact Christina Barry ([email protected]) and Md Shah Imran ([email protected]) to get more information on volunteering.

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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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