December 02, 2020 Newsletter Print

A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

Georgia ITE Members and Friends,

Happy Wednesday everyone! You've officially passed the middle of the week after a holiday! We have a few reminders of events and highlights for you in this newsletter.

Voting for the 2021 Georgia ITE Board of Directors is still open but will close on Monday, December 14, 2020. You can find candidate bios by Clicking Here. The following individuals are your candidates to vote on for 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


This year, all voting will take place electronically by VOTING HERE.  Remember, you must be a member and logged into the portal to have access to the survey and vote. The results of the election will be announced at the annual meeting which will be held on December 18, 2020. 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.

We also have two fun Traffic Bowl events coming up in before the Annual Meeting. Be sure to read below for how and when to join.

Lastly, the Georgia ITE Section is looking for presentation topics of interest from our membership and other transportation professionals. We have created a form that will remain open and accessible via our newsletters and webpage year round. Topics submitted will be considered for inclusion in a monthly meeting, winter workshop, summer seminar, or another technical event. Not all topics will be selected, but we'd love to hear ideas from YOU! Please CLICK HERE to submit a topic or click on the link in the navigation to your left.

I hope you have a great rest of the week! Stay healthy!

Meredith Emory, PE
2020 GAITE Secretary-Treasurer

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Upcoming Monthly Meeting

The Georgia ITE 2020 December Meeting will be a webinar event and is scheduled for Friday, December 18 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT. Please Click Here to read more information. No registration is required for this event.

  • Topic: 2020 Georgia ITE Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

December's meeting will be our annual meeting to include:

  • Annual Awards Presentations
  • Mentorship Graduation Presentation
  • State of the Section: Presented by 2020 President, Kate Shearin
  • Announcement of Voting Results for 2021 Board Positions
  • Installation of 2021 Board Members
  • Vision for 2021: Presented by the 2021 President


This webinar will be held via the Georgia ITE YouTube Channel. We will send out a direct link for the YouTube broadcast before the event. So be on the lookout for that email. We will also publish it to the event page when the link is available.

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Nominations and Elections


Voting is open for the 2021 Georgia Section ITE Board of Directors. and will close on Monday, December 14, 2020. 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 use 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.

Click Here to VOTE for the 2021 Georgia ITE Board

The 2021 Board will be announced at the Annual Meeting which will be held virtually on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT.

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

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Outreach and Activities Update

Traffic Bowl Practice Social Event

Please join Georgia ITE on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm EDT for a night of fun and trivia to show off your traffic bowl knowledge and meet some of this year's participants. The event will be held via a Zoom Meeting and you can get more information by Clicking Here.

Georgia ITE Traffic Bowl Competition

Please join Georgia ITE on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT to support our Georgia Student Chapters and watch the Traffic Bowl Competition between Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State. The winning team will qualify for the 2021 SDITE Meeting Traffic Bowl Competition. The event will be broadcast to our YouTube channel. There is no cost to register for this event. Find more information by Clicking Here.

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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. 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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