ITE's Council Leadership Team (CLT) provides leadership and coordination of activities across ITE's councils to help provide value to the councils’ membership and the ITE membership at large. Each year the CLT will select a recipient for the Council Project Excellence Award to recognize the best technical product resulting from work developed, completed, and sponsored by a Council in the previous calendar year.



Eligible project types include Quick Bites series, webinar series, published technical briefs, published informational reports, or adopted recommended practices. 



Awards will consist of a trophy or plaque given at the ITE Spring Conference as well as recognition in ITE Journal.


Selection Process

Council chairpersons may recommend to the Council Leadership Team chair and vice chairs any projects in their Council that they consider deserving of this award between December 1 and January 15.

The criteria for this award include the tenets of the GAVE culture adopted by the CLT:

  • Growth: To what degree did the project include an element of mentorship opportunities for younger members (under 35 years old) and students?
  • Accountability: To what degree did the team meet promised deadlines and/or clearly communicate changes in the schedule?
  • Value: To what degree did the team consider how their project addressed ITE core focus areas of safety, all users, sustainability, resiliency, and efficiency?
  • Esteem: To what degree did the project leader and task leaders foster a collaborative environment that included a focus on inclusion (demographically and geographically)?