There are 4 Councils of NCSite that serve the membership in leadership, outreach and advocacy.
All NCSITE Council Chairs can be reached by email using the position email noted + ncsite.org.
Todd Brooks, PE
Josh Reinke, PE
Kellie Reep, PE
Peter Kurtz, PE
The Strategic Initiatives Council serves the NCSITE Membership by focusing on topics such as Leadership Development, Legislative Issues, Public Education, and Strategic Planning initiatives. The Council’s activities are designed to foster leadership development, soft skill training, transportation professional advocacy, networking, communications, and activities to identify and address strategic and emerging issues for the transportation profession. The size of the Council is kept small to ensure robust discussions among Council members who serve at senior management levels of their respective organizations.
Some of the initiatives the Council will undertake during the 2015 calendar year include:
- Distribute legislative information affecting transportation;
- Suggest training related to soft skills such as mentoring, team building, media relations, etc.;
- Administer leadership development and outreach programs which enhance the perception of the transportation professionals for the Section;
- Sponsor and actively participate in the NC Chamber of Commerce’s Coalition for a Prosperous Future which focuses on transportation funding reform;
- Conduct a Strategic Initiatives Council Meeting in Q3 2015;
- Develop and oversee the Strategic Initiatives Council Tracks for the Mid-Year and Annual Meetings;
- Serve as liaison to partner groups including NC Go!;
- Provide at least one nomination for the “Contribution to Transportation Award”; and
- Report back to the NCSITE Membership through presentation and/or newsletter articles regarding news and events involving the Council.
2017 SIC meetings are called at the discretion of the Chair.
The Transportation Planning Council (TPC) is focused on on promoting professional development and providing fellowship and networking opportunities for our membership and for members of the North Carolina transportation engineering and planning community. We also seek ways to offer our student chapter members mentoring opportunities, educational outreach, and outlets for their research.
The Transportation Planning Council (TPC) meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month to develop a planning-related program for the year. The TPC promotes NCSITE in the planning community through workshops, meetings, and luncheons.
- Hold TPC meetings each month with a Social Hour following the meeting or technical presentation offered;
- Support each of the student chapters and their efforts;
- Organize and sponsor several Triangle- and Charlotte-area transFORUM luncheons;
- Organize and sponsor a Triangle-area transFORAY mobile tour;
- Engage members from across the state to participate in TPC activities;
- Schedule, conduct, and develop the technical agenda for the NCSITE Mid-Year meeting;
- Develop the planning track of the Annual Meeting and provide support to the Traffic Engineering Council
- Hold at least one joint TPC-TEC organizational meeting and social event; and
- Promote and develop the new NEPA Users Group.
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2017 TPC meetings will be held on the last Thursday of the month, 4:30 pm. Afterwards, the Council invites attendees and all NCSite members to a post-meeting social. Please see the Events page to confirm monthly details, or subscribe to the TPC email list for meeting announcements.
The NCSITE Traffic Engineering Council (TEC) is focused on developing traffic engineering-related training, technical support to transportation related policies, and networking opportunities for NCSITE members and members of the North Carolina transportation community. Some major initiatives include:
- Schedule and conduct local meetings in coordination with the Local Meetings Committee;
- Sponsor the Eat ‘n’ Educate series;
- Support current TEC User Groups (ITS/Tolls, Signal System, and Simulation/Capacity);
- Coordinate and conduct the Annual Meeting and technical sessions;
- Support and initiate task forces as needs are identified;
- Sponsor papers and other technical articles and presentations; and
- Provide community service and networking opportunities within the transportation engineering community.
2017 TEC meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday or Thursday of each month at varying locations either during lunch or after work hours. The meeting typically includes a short technical presentations (0.5 PDHs) and attendees are provided a light lunch/snack. Please see the Events page to confirm monthly details, or subscribe to the TEC email list for meeting announcements.
The Traffic Engineering Council (TEC) Chair holds monthly meetings with an organizational team to plan events throughout the year. The TEC promotes NCSITE in the engineering community through technical training opportunities, seminars, and task forces. The goals for the year include the following:
- Host Local Meetings to provide more outreach opportunities;
- Stimulate attendance at monthly TEC meetings through the initiation of brief technical presentations at each meeting, and by varying the venue to attract more members;
- Promote User Group activities, technical meetings, and task forces;
- Continue the Eat ‘n’ Educate series to help foster task force ideas, educational/informational opportunities, and networking; and
- Develop the Traffic Engineering track of the Annual Meeting and support the organizational effort for the meeting through the Annual Meeting Committee.
- ITS/Tolls User Group
- Signal Systems User Group
- Simulation and Capacity Analysis (SimCap) User Group
The primary responsibility of the Consultant/Vendor Council seeks to coordinate the private consulting and supply community with the mission and goals of NCSITE. The Consultant/Vendor Council provides support for the meetings and seminars in partnership with the other three NCSITE councils. This support ranges from scheduling vendors to show their innovative products and cutting edge technologies and consultants to present on showcase projects and experiences to setting up and facilitating exhibit halls at meetings and seminars. The Consultant/Vendor Council is also responsible for sponsorships at all meetings and the annual banquet and raising funds for the scholarship program.
Other specific goals of the Consultant/Vendor Council are to:
- Provide training opportunities for members;
- Promote vendors and their products to the membership;
- Increase vendor membership (via corporate memberships);
- Serve as a resource to other councils; and
- Increase vendor involvement and visibility.
The Consultant/Vendor Council (CVC) Chair strives to involve product vendors and transportation engineering and planning consultants more often in NCSITE activities. The CVC increases the exposure of consultants and vendors to the membership and provides opportunities for them to sponsor events, thus promoting activities that are mutually beneficial to the membership and the sponsoring companies. The CVC also works to provide training opportunities while promoting vendors and their products to the membership. The CVC is the driving force behind scholarship fundraising. The goals for the year include the following:
- Assist with local meetings throughout the year;
- Provide sponsorships for the Mid-year Meeting and promote; scholarship fundraising activities (includes golf tournament);
- Provide sponsorships for the Annual Meeting (includes vendor expo); and
- Increase vendor involvement and visibility.
2017 CVC meetings are called at the discretion of the Chair as needed. Subscribe to the CVC email list for meeting announcements.