2018 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference (WTTC)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Office of Business Opportunity & Equity Compliance, Tribal Affairs along with the WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force present this year’s Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference.

This is an opportunity for state, tribal, federal and transportation construction professionals to come together and increase their knowledge of governmental and transportation initiatives of the 11 Tribes of Wisconsin and WisDOT.

Sessions include: How to do business with WisDOT, transportation safety, cultural resources and preservation, and federal Indian law and tribal transportation projects.




  • Tribal government representatives who work in planning, roads, natural resources, real estate, cultural resources/historic preservation, economic development, and safety;
  • Tribal leadership.
  • Construction industry representatives, business owners and consultants - prime contractors.
  • DBE firms and business owners considering WisDOT contracting.
  • Other organizations and agencies that work in the transportation and construction industry.
  • WisDOT staff including Tribal liaisons, environmental coordinators, project managers, designers, safety managers or coordinators, transit staff, utility coordinators, local program coordinators and real estate.



Workshops - The conference will feature four conference tracks:  safety, cultural/environmental resources, business and economic development, and general transportation topics.  The conference will also include important state, federal and Tribal updates, upcoming construction project updates and networking opportunities.


Business Networking & Vendor Expo - Prior to the Opening Ceremony, a special networking lunch session will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, sponsored by the Inter-Tribal Task Force and the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. This session is designed for anyone interested in business and labor opportunities in the construction industry. Informal networking opportunities with Tribal roads representatives, prime contractors, resource organizations, WisDOT and various other state, Tribal and federal government contract opportunities programs will be available. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information, email Gary Mejchar, AICCW, or call 414-517-1604.


Tribal Excellence Awards Dinner Banquet – A banquet will be held on Tuesday event to present Tribal Excellence Awards to those that have made a significant impact on Tribal affairs initiatives and services in Tribal transportation.  The banquet will include dinner and entertainment.  Additional tickets for non-registered guests may be purchased with registration.

Tribal Excellence Awards will be given at this year's Annual Tribal Transportation Conference to those that have made exemplary contributions and service to building and enhancing partnerships with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Wisconsin Tribal communities.

Nominations may include any individual, business, consultant, organization and/or partner that have made a significant impact on tribal affairs initiatives and services in transportation. Selections will be made based upon the description and information provided in the nomination form. Award recipients will be selected by the conference planning committee.


Kelly Jackson, Statewide Tribal Liaison
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Agnes Fleming, ITTF Coordinator
WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force
13394W Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 558-7750