The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) presented its annual Leadership in Motion awards on Monday.
The awards recognize businesses, individuals and projects that demonstrate leadership in supporting Communities in Motion, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties.
This years winners are:
Leadership by Example: City of Caldwell for widening US 20/26, Aviation Way to Smeed Parkway. The road is under Idaho Transportation Department's jurisdiction, but ITD did not have the money to make the improvements.
Leadership by Example: Foundation for Ada-Canyon Trails System for Greenbelt expansion along the south side of the Boise River between Garden City and Eagle.
Leadership in Private Business/Nonprofit: Downtown Boise Association for its WeCar car sharing program.
Leadership in Practice, Professional: Sabrina Anderson, Ada County Highway District planning and programs manager.
Leadership by Example, Citizen/Volunteer: David Cannamela for commuting to work by bike 21 miles per day, year round rain or shine, hot or cold. He has commuted approximately 10,000 miles by bike over the past three years.
Leadership by Example, Elected Official: Ada County Highway District Board of Commissioners Rebecca Arnold, Sara Baker, John Franden, Mitch Jaurena and Carol McKee for implementing substantial improvements in accessibility and safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, individuals with disabilities and school children.
COMPASS salutes all of this years Leadership in Motion award winners, said COMPASS Executive Director Matt Stoll. This is the fourth year we have presented these awards; each year I am impressed by the caliber of not only the winners, but all the nominees.
This years recipients reflect the spectrum of types of transportation projects and means of demonstrating leadership, said Stoll. They clearly show that there is no one right way of addressing transportation needs.