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December 2, 2020 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

The WTS Annual Awards and Holiday Gala are teaming up for our biggest event of the year! Come for the keynote and awards presentations – stay for the post-event Holiday Social Hour and door prizes! Join fellow WTS members and industry colleagues as we recognize this year’s outstanding students, professionals, and projects. Share in holiday cheer by gathering with us to bid 2020 farewell and welcome in the New Year. We will also take a moment to celebrate the recent appointments of key officials in our Bay Area transportation agencies.

Keynote Speaker: Alicia John-Baptiste, President & CEO of SPUR


Curtain Warmer (5:45 – 6 pm) / Welcome Remarks / Keynote Speaker / Awards and Scholarships / Holiday Social Virtual Networking Sessions


Woman of the Year: Nuria I. Fernandez, General Manager & CEO of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Honorable Ray LaHood Award (Man of the Year): Matt Henry, Left Lane Advisors

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dianne Steinhauser, Former Executive Director of Transportation Authority of Marin    AND Ellen Smith, Bay Area Rapid Transit

Member of the Year: Adrienne Taylor, FMG Architects

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Bay Area Rapid Transit

Employer of the Year: Napa Valley Transportation Authority

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Oakland Department of Transportation  AND Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Bay Area Toll Authority

Kathrine G. Johnson Trailblazer Award: Karen Frick


RSVP here by December 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM

WTS Member: $25 / Non-Member: $45 / Student/Unemployed: Complimentary

All funds collected from ticket sales will be considered donations and will go directly to the WTS Foundation for scholarships. Ticket purchase is a financial commitment, and no refunds will be issued. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person by updating the attendee information through this site.

Zoom link to the event will be emailed prior to December 2.

For more information about the event or on how to purchase event sponsorships, please contact:

Jasmin Mejia, / Taylor McAdam, / Aida Banihashemi, / Erin McAuliff,

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