President May honored with COMPASS Leadership in Motion Award

The Ada County Highway District proudly announces ACHD Commission President Mary May has been chosen to receive a 2020 Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) Leadership in Motion Award. She is being honored under the “Leadership by Example, Elected Official” category.

The Leadership in Motion Awards are given to individuals who, through their work, demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to advancing the goals and vision of Communities in Motion 2040 2.0.

“Your leadership allowed ACHD to continue to provide high-quality essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including leading ACHD’s low stress bicycle network strategies, multiple neighborhood master plans, massive capital construction initiatives, and an aggressive Integrated Five-Year Work Plan,” said COMPASS Executive Director Matt Stoll of President May.

President May was elected to the Ada County Highway District Commission in 2018 and was selected as President of the Commission last year.  Despite the pandemic, President May kept critical infrastructure maintenance, environmental compliance, project investments, and over $45 million in congestion relief initiatives on track.

Under her leadership, ACHD has also expanded bicycle and pedestrian operations, completed ACHD’s ADA Transition Plan, increased safe pedestrian infrastructure investments, and expanded ACHD’s Commuteride footprint.

“Commissioner May’s unwavering leadership, support of our staff, and her commitment to the ACHD mission continues to carry ACHD through this difficult time,” said ACHD Director Bruce Wong. “Even before the pandemic began, she has been front-and-center in support of our teams with her commitment to safety and improving the face of transportation in the valley.”

“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this year’s award,” said President Mary May. “This is an exciting and challenging time to be part of the transportation vision for the county, and this award would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the ACHD team. I am committed to finding transportation solutions that meet the needs of all users throughout our county.”

COMPASS traditionally holds a holiday luncheon to host honorees and their teams, but due to the pandemic, the award ceremony was held virtually this year.