Lucy Dunn, Orange County Business Council President and CEO and California Transportation Commissioner, received Mobility 21′s Private Sector Leader of the Year Award at the 10th Annual Mobility 21 Summit on September 6 in Los Angeles. OCTA CEO and Mobility 21 Board Chairman Will Kempton presented Dunn with the award for her extensive work delivering transportation funding for Southern California to widen freeways, repair roads and improve transit. OCBC Chairman Eddie Northen, Vice President of Finance for the West Region of UPS, acknowledged Dunn’s dedication that benefits millions of Californians.
More than 1,000 people converged upon the JW Marriott at L.A. Live to pledge their commitment to keep transportation investment at the forefront of state and federal priorities. Elected officials, transportation experts and business leaders came together to highlight innovative ways the region is advocating to create jobs and influence legislation in the face of a chronic underinvestment in transportation infrastructure.
In other transportation news, OCBC recently partnered with Orange County Transportation Authority to host the Jobs Now Summit on August 31, bringing together community members to discuss tangible solutions to joblessness through infrastructure investment. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development and Research.