Rosa De León Park, Executive Director of the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG), was recently honored as Woman of the Year by the Sacramento Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar International (WTS). The Annual Awards Dinner was held before a capacity crowd at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, where Ms. Park was lauded as an innovative leader and outstanding role model in the transportation planning field.
She was applauded for her leadership in the Stanislaus region, where she has worked tirelessly with the StanCOG Policy Board to secure needed federal and state funding for transportation projects such as the recently completed Pelandale Avenue Interchange, the largest transportation project in Modesto history, and the long-awaited State Route 132 West Expressway Project, which broke ground in October.
She was also recognized for her instrumental role in the establishment of MOVE, the Consolidated Transportation Planning Agency (CTSA) for the Stanislaus region, which serves the mobility needs of seniors, veterans and those with disabilities through inventive programs such as public transit travel training, and door-through-door transit services; and for the educational effort of Measure L, the transportation sales tax measure which was passed by voters in 2016 with 71.95 percent of the vote, to fund transportation improvements in the Stanislaus region.
Hughson Mayor Jeramy Young, Chairman of the StanCOG Policy Board said, “We congratulate Rosa on this well-deserved recognition and thank her for her dedication to improving transportation in our region.”
The Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as designated by the federal government, the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) as designated by the State of California, and the Local Transportation Authority (LTA) which administers the local Measure L sales tax dedicated to transportation improvements in the Stanislaus region. StanCOG is a public organization that works with local governments and citizens in the Stanislaus region by dealing with issues and needs that cross city and county boundaries.