2017 WTTC

November 7-8, 2017

The Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference is an outstanding opportunity for Tribal, state, local and federal professionals to increase their knowledge of the government-to-government relationship between the 11 federally recognized Tribes of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

The conference will include sessions on current WisDOT initiatives, and provide opportunities for exchanging ideas, networking and building new relationships to enhance services and address tribal transportation concerns.

Sessions include: How to do Business with WisDOT, Transportation Safety, Cultural Resources and Preservation and Federal Indian Law and Tribal Transportation Projects.

Tracks include: Safety, Cultural/Environmental, Business & Economic Development and General Transportation.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • 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.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Oneida Nation Community Tour:  This year's conference host, the Oneida Nation, is extending a special invitation to WTTC attendees to take a tour of the Oneida community before the Opening Ceremony. The tour will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 7th.  Participants should arrive at the Radisson hotel lobby by 9:30 am.  If this is your first time visiting the beautiful Oneida community, this is a great opportunity to learn more about one of Wisconsin's federally recognized tribal community's history, culture and heritage.  Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required.

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 conference opening ceremonies, a special networking lunch session will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on November 7th, 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. Seating is limited so registration is required.

Legislative Reception:  The Oneida Nation, in conjunction with the Inter-Tribal Task Force, will host a legislative reception on November 7th at 5:30 pm. The reception serves as an opportunity for WisDOT administrators, state legislators, Tribal leadership and conference attendees to meet and greet prior to the Tribal Excellence Awards Dinner Banquet.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Tribal Excellence Awards Dinner:  A dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30 pm to present Tribal Excellence Awards to those that have made a significant impact on Tribal affairs initiatives and services in Tribal transportation. The event will include dinner and entertainment.  Additional tickets for non-registered guests can be purchased with registration.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Conference Participant Fee: $80 (includes materials, meals and one dinner ticket). Additional dinner tickets are $25 each.

Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Fee: $140 (includes one six-foot table and two chairs, conference materials, meals and one dinner ticket) Vendors should check-in at registration, beginning at 8:00 am on November 7th, to receive instructions on set-up. All vendors should be set-up by 10:00 am.

Lodging Information: A block of rooms, under the name "WTTC" is being held at the Radisson Hotel at the state rate of $82 per night until October 6th. Check in time is 3:00 pm; check out time is 11:00 am.

Radisson Conference Center and Hotel 2040 Airport Drive Green Bay, WI 54313
For reservations: (920) 494-7300 - http://www.radisson.com
Room Block "WTTC" closed October 20th

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Native-Owned Businesses, NADBEs, Other:  The WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force has a limited number of need-based scholarships available to assist attending the 2017 WTTC. For more information, please contact Gary Mejchar, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW) via email at gary@aiccw.org or call 414-517-1604.

View the NADBE Scholarship Application

 

TrANS Grads and Industry Orientated Career Seekers:  The Tribal Labor Advisory Committee has a limited number of scholarships for individuals interested in meeting one-on-one with prime contractors and participate in a business networking session to showcase their talents and provide their resumes and cover letters. For more information, contact Cyless Peterson, TLAC Coordinator, at Cyless.Peterson@scc-nsn.gov or call (715) 622-0350.

View the TLAC-TrANS Scholarship

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Agnes Fleming, ITTF Coordinator
WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force
13394W Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 558-7750
agnes.fleming@lco-nsn.gov

2016 WTTC

2016 Tribal Excellence Awards:

  • Dan Eckstrom – Northeast Asphalt
  • Dave O'Donahue – BIA Midwest Region
  • Jill Tiegs – Stockbridge-Munsee
  • Tony Saccoman – BIA Midwest Region
  • Travis Wallenfang – Oneida Nation
  • Willy Miller – Stockbridge-Munsee
  • Amy Hacker – White Buffalo Trucking, LLC.
  • Wiiha (Candice) Green – Ho Chunk Nation
  • Bill Kurtz – Bad River Band of Lake Superior
  • Ben Connors – Bad River Band of Lake Superior
  • William Stark – FHWA WI Division Office
  • James Petitjean – Oneida Nation
  • Roger Larson – WisDOT
  • Delores Staples – St. Croix Chippewa Community
  • Virgil Bohac – Town of Dewhurst