Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What leadership is all about…

Whew! What a year it has been!
Last week we opened nominations for the 2017 COMPASS Leadership in Motion awards. Time flies.
In some ways, it seems like just yesterday we were accepting nominations for, then presenting, the 2016 Leadership in Motion awards.
Then, I start thinking about everything that has happened in the past year and suddenly 2016 seems like a lifetime ago. We lived through snowmageddon, then flooding. Next came the resulting damage from both of those, affecting everything from I-84 to the Boise River Greenbelt. Then, like a light at the end of the tunnel, came the herculean efforts to repair that damage. 

We worked together and pulled through – neighbor helping neighbor, agency helping agency.

This spirit exemplifies what the COMPASS Leadership in Motion awards are all about – working together for the good of the region.

Leadership in Motion awards recognize businesses, individuals, and projects that demonstrate leadership in supporting the Treasure Valley’s regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion 2040. This year’s awards will recognize efforts that occurred between July 2016 and June 2017.

As you look back at the past year, think about those acts of leadership that you witnessed and take a moment to nominate the individuals, projects, or businesses/nonprofits that made a difference. The efforts or projects may have been large or small; occurred with great fanfare or quietly behind the scenes; or been completed after years of careful planning or urgently to meet unexpected needs.

I encourage you to look over the nomination criteria, then take a moment to help recognize the good in your community. Anyone may submit a nomination and anything or anyone (other than COMPASS staff) that is implementing the goals of Communities in Motion is eligible to be nominated.

Nominations for the 2017 COMPASS Leadership in Motion awards will be accepted through 3:00 pm, Friday, September 29, 2017. Awards will be presented at the COMPASS/Valley Regional Transit holiday luncheon on Monday, December 18, 2017.

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Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho

COMPASS is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for transportation planning in Ada and Canyon Counties. The COMPASS Board comprises 39 members representing the cities, counties, highway districts, educational institutions, state agencies, and other entities within the two counties. COMPASS plays an important role in making decisions about future long-range transportation needs in the Treasure Valley, taking into consideration environmental and economic factors that affect the quality of life.