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WisDOT announces annual tribal transportation conference

November 27, 2013

(MADISON) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), along with the College of the Menominee Nation, will host the annual Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference on December 17-19 at the Ho-Chunk Casino and Convention Center in Baraboo, with the theme “New Horizons: Enhancing Partnerships & Creating Opportunities.” 

This will be the seventh annual event, bringing together state, tribal, federal and transportation construction professionals to increase their understanding of governmental and transportation initiatives of the 11 tribes of Wisconsin and WisDOT.

The conference is geared towards: tribal government representatives; construction industry representatives, business owners and consultants; and other organizations and agencies that work in the transportation construction industry.

Conference highlights will include:

  • Important changes to the new MAP-21 Tribal Transportation Program and funding opportunities
  • State, tribal task force, and federal updates
  • Transportation safety, updates and issues in cultural resources/historic preservation, transit program and funding opportunities
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs and WisDOT labor and business, networking and purchasing opportunities.

WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb will provide a welcome at 9:00 a.m. on December 18. 

The cost to attend the conference is $70. To register by December 2, 2013 and view the agenda, go to website http://www.dot.wi.gov/localgov/aid/tribalaffairs/index.htm, or contact State Tribal Liaison Kelly Jackson at (608) 266-3761.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Jackson, Tribal Liaison
(608) 266-3761 / Kelly.Jackson@dot.wi.gov

Kathleen Scholl, Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-6752 / kathleena.scholl@dot.wi.gov

 

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