October 12, 2020 Newsletter Print

A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

Georgia ITE Members and Friends,

It's another Monday full of some great Georgia ITE information! We have two main reminders for today.

First, the Georgia ITE Board of Directors nominations for 2021 close this WEDNESDAY, October 14, 2020. Please read below for all the information and fill out THIS SURVEY with your nomination. Remember, if you are interested you can also nominate yourself!

Second, nominations have now opened for the 2020 Georgia ITE AwardsPlease check out our official announcements page and read below for all the details.Fill out THIS SURVEY to make your nominations by the deadline of Friday, November 6, 2020. We've also loaded all past award winners to our website (https://gaite.org/Awards).

Are you a Young Member? Are you interested in having a spotlight presentation for the November monthly meeting? For the November monthly webinar, we have five available slots for a young member of the Georgia Section to present on some of the interesting work they have done since leaving school and joining the workforce. If you have a young member you want to nominate (or want to nominate yourself), please complete THIS SURVEY.

I hope you have a great Monday and wonderful week! 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

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Monthly Meeting Sponsor

October Meeting Sponsor: All Traffic Data Services

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Nominations and Elections

2021 GEORGIA ITE Bord of Directors Nominations

Nominations for 2021 Georgia ITE Board of Directors are Now Open! Georgia ITE is a volunteer organization that is led by a Board of Directors. Each year the Board has open nominations for anywhere between 3-5 offices. This year is a little different in that we have also undergone a Board reconfiguration due to the OneITE initiative. Please use THIS LINK to submit your nominations for the open offices for 2021 which include: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Section Representative to Southern District, and At-Large Board Member. Please note that you must be a ITE member to nominate someone for office and the person who is being nominated must be an ITE member to serve in office.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, requirements, or Board roles, please contact Nominations Committee Chair, Jody Peace ([email protected]). Nominations are due October 14, 2020.


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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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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