Employer Councils

For 90 years, ITE has been an individual member organization providing transportation professionals with the knowledge, practices, skills, and connections needed to serve the needs of their communities. ITE also recognizes the importance of connecting with the organizations that the majority of our members work for—public agencies, industry, consultants—so that we can be in tune with the needs of these organizations as well as our individual members.

During 2020, ITE transitioned to an organization-based model for its Industry, Consultants, and Public Agency Councils.

The objective of these councils is to provide the private sector, consultancies, and public agencies with the opportunity to provide input on ITE’s programming and policies while also demonstrating their commitment to and leadership in the transportation industry.

These employer councils are independent but interconnected groups that serve to broaden and strengthen the bonds, engage senior leadership, and help the profession prepare for the future. Each council will have its own executive committee populated by senior level representatives from member organizations and representation on the ITE Board of Direction as well as opportunities to collaborate with the other councils. In addition, each council will have exclusive benefits for their member organizations.

ITE Employer Council Joint Town Hall Quick Bite: Have You Seen My Staff? — A Discussion on Recruiting and Retention


2022 Joint Employment Council Town Hall - The Consultants, Industry, and Public Agency Councils joined forces on November 2nd, 2022 to brainstorm with the ITE community on the important topics of “Staff Recruiting and Retention”. The group discussed managing the myriad of  workforce issues—from the great resignation, new COVID work policies, hybrid working, and staff leaving the industry. These seem to be the biggest issue in today’s world for employers, and the employer councils identified panelists who brought forth multiple perspectives on these issues. Below are the recordings from the main panel discussion as well as the 11 breakouts.

General Session

Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session 2

Breakout Session 3

Breakout Session 4

Breakout Session 5

Breakout Session 6

Breakout Session 7

Breakout Session 8

Breakout Session 9

Breakout Session 10


ITE Consultants Council

About the Consultants Council

ITE has created three employer-based councils— Consultants Council, Industry Council, and Public Agency Council—to provide value to the organizations where ITE members work and to bring together leaders in the public and private sector. These three councils work both jointly and independently to shape the strategic direction of ITE and influence the future of the transportation industry.

Members of the Consultants Council are part of a supportive and collaborative environment that include small, medium, and large organizations. Participation in the Consultants Council serves as a springboard toward leadership at the corporate level and offers a wealth of networking opportunities with peers to share insights and experiences. ITE looks to the Consultants Council, along with the Industry and Public Agency Councils, regularly to spearhead dialogue on emerging trends and key issues as well as provide input on organizational needs such as identifying a keynote speaker for the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition or facilitating presentations in other venues. While the Consultants Council will identify specific activities or products to develop or offer, it may also join with one or both of the other councils to create programs, products, and services that provide value to ITE members and other transportation professionals.

 Member firms receive an array of benefits, including:

  • Recognition as a leader among transportation consulting firms through all ITE communication channels;
  • Ability to influence the development of new ITE programs, products, and services as well as initiatives in the transportation industry;
  • Connection with other Councils on projects or activities of common interest;
  • Collaboration and mentoring with companies of all sizes and varying resources
  • Member-only networking and peer exchange through ITE’s e-Community;
  • Discounts on access to ITE services such as job postings through the ITE Career Center        


The annual fee to join the ITE Consultants Council is 100% re-invested to support the Council’s products and services. The annual fee is tiered to provide access to firms of all sizes.

Membership Tiers and Annual Fees:

  • Sole Proprietorship — $100
  • 2-50 employees — $250
  • 51-250 employees — $500
  • 251 and over employees — $1,000

Equitable SimCity Sandbox Competition

Visit the Consultants Council Directory

For general information, contact Kathi Driggs at Companies can either join and pay online here: Online Consultant Council Form or they can use this form: PDF Application and email it back to


ITE Industry Council


Guiding Principle: We use industry expertise to educate members on emerging technologies and traffic management solutions.

The primary objective of the ITE Industry Council is to educate the public sector and transportation consultancies on existing, new and emerging solutions to help these entities make more informed regulatory, management and purchase decisions. The ITE Industry Council will serve as a sounding board for the ITE Board of Direction on the strategic direction of ITE and, working with ITE staff, identify and develop products and services of benefit to its member firms.

Member firms receive an array of benefits, including:

  • Recognition as an industry leader through all ITE Communication channels at and the ITE Annual Meeting,
  • Access to ITE Board Members and input on new ITE programs, products and services,
  • Two complimentary ITE memberships for designated lead representatives,
  • Influence over new products specific to member firm needs,
  • Exclusive networking opportunities, such as a VIP reception at the ITE Annual Meeting,
  • Ability to participate in the Industry Product Showcase Webinar Series;
  • Showcase opportunities, such as ITE Journal’s new 2020 Hot Products/Hot Companies features,

Dues: $2,500

View the Industry Council Directory.

Download ITE Technical Brief: The Impacts of Working from Home on Transportation Organizations and Employees

The annual fee to join the ITE Industry Council will provide resources that will be reinvested to support member-identified products and services. For more information, contact Pam Goodell or click here.


ITE Public Agency Council

Guiding Principle: We explore and share key issues and emerging trends in transportation that affect public agencies in a collaborative forum.

The ITE Public Agency Council will serve as a sounding board for the ITE Board of Direction on the strategic direction of ITE, provide a forum for collaboration among members from the public sector, and, working with ITE staff, identify and develop products and services of benefit to public agency members.

All public agency members are encouraged to participate in the Public Agency Council and will benefit through:

  • Member-only networking opportunities through ITE’s e-community,
  • Discounted or free educational opportunities on new industry products and services,
  • Influence over new products specific to public sector agency needs

Organizations with a Public Agency Organizational Membership receive additional benefits, including:

  • Recognition as a  public sector leader through all ITE Communication channels at and the ITE Annual Meeting,
  • Opportunity to serve with peer leaders on the Public Agency Executive Committee,
  • Access to ITE Board Members and input on new ITE programs, products and services,
  • Free access to ITE on-demand professional development webinars,
  • Discounts on access to ITE services, such as job postings through the ITE Career Center.

For more information, contact Colleen Agan or click here.


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