Colorado LTAP Director, Renée Railsback, was awarded the National LTAP Program Achievement Award at the National Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Conference in Vermont on August 14, 2019. This is the highest Award presented by the National LTAP Association to an individual in recognition of their dedication, leadership, and effectiveness in promoting the goals and purposes of the National Local and Tribal Technical Assistance Program through service to the Association. LTAP is a national Federal Highway Administration transportation training program. Ms. Railsback is the Colorado LTAP Director, which is sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder CEAE department. Nominees are evaluated on the impact of the nominee’s accomplishments, leadership quality, and dedication to the program. Known for her passion, Renée was recognized for her years of service to the National Association as President, Regional Representative, Safety Chair, and member of several other committees. Unaware of being chosen as this year’s recipient, Ms. Railsback referred to the award as, “…a beacon of light for a bright future.” Renée also recently won the Colorado Public Works Leader of the Year Award presented by the American Public Works Association.
The LTAP conference was also co-sponsored and attended by the National Transportation Training Directors (NTTD), an active network of training leaders of state departments of transportation.