June Meeting Highlights (Annual Meeting)

President Packard called the meeting to order at 11:47 am.  He welcomed attendees and thanked them for their attendance.  He recapped FY 2012 ITE Hawaii Section activities, introduced the officers, summarized finances, and announced the lifetime membership of Khal Shah.  He then recognized the past Presidents of ITE Hawaii Chapter.

Hong Li announced the results of the chapter officer’s election and administered the oath to those elected.  The officers for 2013-2014 are:

President: Mike Packard

Vice-President: Brian Gibson

Secretary: Sara Toyama

Treasurer: Robert Nehmad

Vice-President Wolfgramm introduced the speaker, ITE International President Zaki Mustafa.

Mr. Mustafa started by discussing his professional history, starting when he was a college student.  He then segued into the Active Transportation program for the City of Los Angeles.  He gave examples of bike lanes, street plazas, parklets, and discussed a proposed bike share program.  He stressed the need for flexibility and creativity in engineering rather than rejecting projects because they do not fit the standards.  He also gave a brief presentation on ITE and the benefits of membership.  He concluded by stating that ITE is where we can learn from others.  Mr. Mustafa then took a couple of questions from the audience.

President Packard announced the upcoming meetings for July and August

The meeting adjourned at 12:56 pm.