2018 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference (WTTC)

The WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force presents this year’s Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference (WTTC).

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

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

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  • Tribal government representatives who work in planning, roads, natural resources, real estate, cultural resources, historic preservation, economic development and safety.
  • Tribal leadership.
  • Contractors, construction industry representatives, business owners and consultants.
  • Tribal, local, county, state and federal government representatives.
  • 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.


Registration fee is $95 per person, and includes full access to:

  • Vendor Expo
  • Business Networking Event
  • Business Networking Lunch
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Addresses
  • All Workshop Sessions
  • Legislative Reception
  • One Ticket to the Tribal Excellence Awards Dinner Banquet

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A block of rooms, under the name "WTTC" is being held at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino at the state rate of $90 per night.  The room block has been extended until October 20th.

Check in time is 3:00 pm; check out time is 11:00 am.

  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    For reservations: (414) 847-7400 Link - https://www.paysbig.com


Workshops - The conference features four tracks:  Safety, Cultural and Environmental Resources, Business and Economic Development, and General Transportation topics.  The conference also includes important Tribal, Local, State and Federal updates, upcoming construction project updates and networking opportunities.

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Tour at Milwaukee Public Museum - Special Viewing of A Tribe to Survival Exhibition will held on Tuesday, November 6th.  Transportation departs at 9:00 am from the Potawatomi Hotel, and returns at 11:30 am.  Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required.  Register here.

Business Networking - On Tuesday, November 6th, prior to the Opening Ceremony, the Business Networking event will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

The Business Networking Lunch will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, and is sponsored by the WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force and the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin.

These sessions are 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.  View the Registration form.

For more information, email Gary Mejchar at the AICCW or call 414-517-1604.

A Vendor Expo will be held throughout the Conference.  Exhibitors include suppliers and industry professionals.  The Vendor registration fee is $160 and 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 6th, to receive instructions on set-up.  All vendors should be setup by 9:30 am.

Click the button below to register for the conference, and be sure to note that you are a Vendor.

Native American Disadvantaged Business Entity (NADBE) Scholarships:  A limited number of needed-based scholarships are available upon request for qualified Native-owned businesses.  For more information, email Gary Mejchar at the AICCW or call 414-517-1604.

TrANS Graduates and Industry-Oriented 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, email Cyless Peterson, TLAC Coordinator, or call (715) 622-0350.

Legislative Reception - The Forest County Potawatomi Community, in conjunction with the Inter-Tribal Task Force, will host a legislative reception on November 6th 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 Banquet will be held on Tuesday, November 6th, and will present Tribal Excellence Awards to those that have made a significant impact on Tribal Affairs initiatives, services and labor in Tribal transportation.  The banquet will include dinner and entertainment.  Additional tickets for non-registered guests may be purchased with registration.

Nominations may include any individual, business, consultant, organization or partner that has made a significant impact on Tribal affairs initiatives and services in transportation and Tribal labor. 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.


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

Kelly Jackson, DOT Tribal Program Officer
Administrator’s Office
Division of Transportation System Development
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th Floor South
PO Box 7986
Madison, WI 53707-7986