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Three New AZITE Committees Created – Volunteers Needed!

Three New Committees Created – Volunteers Needed!

The Arizona ITE Board has created three new committees to provide additional support for our Section membership and need your assistance:

Road Safety Committee – Chair Mazen Muradvich, MCDOT

Recognizing the importance of safety in all facets of transportation and the desire to build on recent initiatives in the valley, this committee will focus on a variety of initiatives including, but not limited to, development of the annual Road Safety Summit held in conjunction with the Arizona ITE/IMSA Spring Conference, a technical session or workshop for the annual Rural Transportation Summit and providing an umbrella for Arizona STEP Emphasis Area Teams.  The committee will also provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge about various local, regional and national safety programs, funding sources and research initiatives.

Young Professionals Committee – Chair Shannon Ness, Kimley-Horn

The goals of the committee are to generate excitement amongst emerging transportation professionals about the future of the industry and to strengthen the transportation industry at a local level by bringing together emerging and established professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

To kick-start this effort, the Arizona Section has partnered with the Young Professionals in Transportation – Phoenix Chapter (YPT Phoenix).  YPT Phoenix aims to create an environment for emerging transportation professionals to build lifelong relationships with their cohorts by providing access to a diverse group of professionals.

By leveraging the energy and resources of both organizations, YPT Phoenix and Arizona ITE members will gain access to a larger network of transportation professionals.  Starting this fall, the Young Professionals Committee will begin partnering with YPT Phoenix to co-host some exciting networking events, including happy hours.  Happy Hours will feature a special Guest of Honor and will give young members an opportunity to network with more experienced professionals in a relaxed setting.

Service & Outreach – Chair Brandon Forrey, City of Peoria

The Arizona Section has participated in the Future City Competition for many years and has also been a past supporter of Greater Phoenix E-Week, but would like to do even more public outreach as well as holding regular service events to give our members a chance to volunteer and improve our community.  The committee will also be responsible for coordinating with the Executive Board and other committees to actively promote our various activities using our website, email and social media as well as partnering with other groups, like ITS Arizona, APBP and YPT Phoenix to hold joint service activities throughout the valley.

Note that these are in addition to our existing set of committees, all of which are listed on our website at

Please take this opportunity to reach out to a committee chair to express your interest and GET INVOLVED!

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