nominations for 2018/2019 awards

The ITE San Diego Section Awards Committee is seeking nominations for individuals, projects, technical documents, and agencies for the ITE San Diego Section 2018/2019 Awards. Nominations should consider accomplishments that occurred from 8/1/2018 through 7/31/2019. The Awards Committee is looking for individuals and/or projects that have made a notable contribution to the enhancement of the local and/or regional transportation Industry.

To submit nominations please complete the forms at this link (or by clicking the image to the right) and submit to Ryan Zellers at the link contained in the form. All nominations should be submitted by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Your participation is sincerely appreciated!

2019-2020 Student scholarship

A $1000 scholarship to be used for student expenses for a college student pursuing a transportation and/or general civil engineering curriculum, or a transportation planning curriculum. And a $500 scholarship to be used for student expenses for college/community college students pursuing an engineering career.

Eligibility: $1000 Scholarship - Candidates must be enrolled in college and pursuing a career in transportation and/or general Civil Engineering, and/or Transportation Planning. Student GPA will also be used as part of the evaluation process. $500 Scholarship - Candidates must be enrolled in college/community college and pursuing an engineering career.

Application and more information can be found here.

A Message from ITE San Diego Chapter President, Teala Cotter:


It is a great honor to start off this New Year as the president of the ITE San Diego Chapter. I look forward to growing professionally and as an individual by serving ITE to the best of my ability. I will continue the traditions of the San Diego ITE Chapter and venture to build on top of the organization’s already strong foundation. It is the team work and communication that helps keep us growing and charging forward.

With that said, I would like to introduce to you the 2019 Executive Board of ITE San Diego Board:

               Teala Cotter - President

Mohammad Amin - Vice President

               Karen Jewel - Treasurer

               Phuong Nguyen - Secretary  

               Ali Shahzad - Past President

 Also supporting ITE San Diego is the small army of Chair-people and Co-Chairs that volunteer their time to help with various tasks such as helping to find speakers for the luncheons, find venues for our events, plan social events, work on ITE’s webpage, and more. If you are interested in volunteering your time to ITE, please reach out to me!

The January 2019 Luncheon had a great turnout and I look forward to seeing everyone at the other events this year: five luncheons, a joint luncheon with ITE Southern California / Riverside-San Bernardino, and San Diego Sections on March 8th, a social event also in March, the Annual ITE Golf Tournament in April, the Annual Summer Social in July, and the half-day technical workshop and vendor show in October. The 2019 ITE Western District Annual Meeting will be held in Monterey, California, from June 23rd to 26th. Please check our website for event updates and details.

I would also like to take this time to state my appreciation to our sponsors and their generosity, which in turn allows us to host these great events throughout the year. The ITE San Diego sponsors’ support means a lot to our section and has helped us grow. We make every effort to use the funds to optimize the experience of our local members and to give back to all of the professionals in the industry. Click here or “2019 Sponsorships” to review and select the best options that would cover your ITE event needs for the year (March 2019 to February 2020).

Thank you, everyone, for your support of ITE San Diego and everyone that helps make our section as wonderful as it is. I really look forward to seeing you at the 2019 events!


Teala Cotter