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Roger Millar, Washington State Secretary of Transportation, Selected as T&DI Board’s Official Nominee for the FY21 Board Position

Monday, February 24, 2020

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Roger M. Millar Jr., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, has been selected by T&DI's Board of Governors as the Official Nominee for the 4-year position on the Board of Governors, commencing October 1, 2020. Additional nominees for the 4-year position on T&DI's Board of Governors may be submitted through a petition process, the details of which are provided below.

About Roger Millar

Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as deputy secretary in October 2015 and was appointed secretary of transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system, and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.

Mr. Millar is an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development. The prominent theme that has run through his career has been planning and implementing transportation systems that are not ends unto themselves; but rather, the means toward economic vitality, environmental stewardship, social equity, public health and aesthetic quality. His work on the Portland Streetcar and the Glenwood Springs to Aspen Bus Rapid Transit system provided communities nationwide with new modal tools. His Complete Streets leadership helped create a national movement for transportation systems that are safe, convenient and pleasant for all users, regardless of how they choose to travel. His state Department of Transportation leadership is bringing innovation to agencies with enormous influence on transportation investment.

Mr. Millar is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a member of the ASCE Board of Direction, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors, the National Complete Streets Coalition Steering Committee, chair of the AASHTO Council on Public Transportation, chair of the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium, co-chair of the Mobility on Demand Alliance, and co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition. He has also served as the chair of ASCE's Public Policy Committee, and the chair of the Development Council of the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE. Mr. Millar graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982.

Petition Process & Deadline

To nominate someone through the petition process, you must submit a petition to the Institute Director which must be received no later than April 10, 2020, containing the signatures of 150 members in good standing of T&DI. (Student members are not eligible to sign the petition.) Accompanying the petition shall be a statement from the potential nominee indicating their willingness to stand for election if nominated and to serve if elected, along with a biographical statement highlighting their service to T&DI, ASCE, and other professional and technical organizations, and a photo of the person. To be considered for the position on the Board of Governors, the nominee shall be a Member in good standing of T&DI and a member in good standing of ASCE at the time of nomination. Student members are not eligible for election to the Board of Governors. The petition, nominee's statement, biography, and photo shall be sent to the Institute Director, Muhammad Amer, M.ASCE electronically at by no later than April 10, 2020.