Communication and Public Awareness

Leadership in Motion Awards


Award Winners

Each year, COMPASS presents Leadership in Motion awards to businesses, individuals, and projects that have demonstrated leadership in supporting the goals of vision of Communities in Motion.

Leadership in Motion awards recognize businesses, individuals, and projects that demonstrate leadership in supporting the Treasure Valley’s regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion 2040; plan goals are outlined at the bottom of this page.

The awards shine a spotlight on what is working and facilitate the sharing of good ideas.

Congratulations 2016 Leadership in Motion Award Recipients:

View past Leadership in Motion winners here.

Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 COMPASS Leadership in Motion awards closed on September 29, 2017. Recipients will be notified in late November and awards will be presented on December 18, 2017. Recipients will be posted online immediately following the award ceremony. 

Award nominations for 2018 recipients will open in August 2018. These awards will recognize work conducted between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 that supports the goals and vision of Communities in Motion 2040. Check back here for details.

Award Categories

Leadership in Government
This award is presented for a project that is managed, funded, or conducted, wholly or partially, by a government agency that exemplifies on-the-ground implementation of the goals described in Communities in Motion 2040 and/or supports the Communities in Motion 2040 Vision. (This award is for projects; individuals are recognized in the “professional,” “citizen/volunteer,” and “elected/appointed official” categories.)

Leadership in Private Business/Nonprofit
This award is presented to a private business or nonprofit organization whose policies or work projects support the goals of Communities in Motion 2040 and/or the Communities in Motion 2040 Vision.

Leadership in Practice, Professional
This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to furthering the goals and vision of Communities in Motion 2040 through his/her job. Nominees may work in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors; COMPASS staff members are not eligible.

Leadership in Practice, Citizen/Volunteer
This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to furthering the goals and vision of Communities in Motion 2040 through individual actions or volunteer activities.

Leadership by Example, Elected/Appointed Official
This award is presented to an elected or appointed official who has demonstrated region-wide leadership in the areas of transportation and land use planning and whose leadership has helped further the goals and vision of Communities in Motion 2040.

Communities in Motion 2040 elements and goals:

1.

Transportation

1.1

Enhance the transportation system to improve accessibility and connectivity to jobs, schools, and services; allow the efficient movement of people and goods; and ensure the reliability of travel by all modes considering social, economic, and environmental elements.

1.2

Improve safety and security for all transportation modes and users.

1.3

Protect and preserve existing transportation systems and opportunities.

1.4

Develop a transportation system with high connectivity that preserves capacity of the regional system and encourages walk and bike trips.

2.

Land Use

2.1

Coordinate local land use planning, transportation planning, and development to maximize the use of existing infrastructure, increase the effectiveness of investment, and retain or enhance the vitality of the local community.

2.2

Recognize and more clearly define and support the regional role of all communities, including small communities.

2.3

Encourage infill development and more compact growth near community-identified activity centers.

2.4

Strive for more walkable, bikeable, and livable communities with a strong sense of place and clear community identity and boundaries.

3.

Housing

3.1

Encourage mixed-use neighborhoods, town centers, and other development types that include a variety of housing options to meet the transportation and housing needs of all socio-economic groups.

4.

Community Infrastructure

4.1

Promote land use patterns that provide Treasure Valley residents with safe, reliable, and cost-efficient infrastructure services.

4.2

Promote maintenance and preservation of existing infrastructure.

5.

Health

5.1

Promote a transportation system and land use patterns that enhance public health, protect the environment, and improve the quality of life.

6.

Economic Development

6.1

Develop a regional transportation system that connects communities, provides access to employment centers, and provides efficient truck, rail, and/or air freight movement throughout the Treasure Valley.

6.2

Maintain the vitality of regional centers, downtowns, and main streets through continued public and private investments in new and existing business, housing, and transportation options as appropriate.

7.

Open Space

7.1

Promote development and transportation projects that protect and provide all of the region’s population with access to open space, natural resources, and trails.

8.

Farmland

8.1

Protect and enhance transportation routes for the efficient movement of farm equipment and products.

8.2

Protect agricultural land for food, fiber, and fuel production and support of other agricultural and food-related businesses.

Communities in Motion 2040 Vision

Vision Statement:

The Communities in Motion 2040 Vision provides new housing and jobs along transit corridors and in major activity centers with a strong focus on maintaining the region’s recreation and open space areas. New growth would be comprised of a variety of housing types, served by infrastructure, nearby services, and outside of prime farmland or environmental constraints. This scenario supports local comprehensive plan goals and densities, and includes entitled developments as of July 2012. This scenario would support high-capacity transit for State Street (Highway 44) and a route parallel to Interstate 84, as well as multimodal infrastructure and services throughout the region. Key goals include walkability, preserving farmland, minimizing congestion, increasing transportation options, improving jobs-housing balance, better access to parks, and maintaining environmental resources.

Link to Vision Map