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Published on April 02, 2024
Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers Honored with 2024 WTS 'Man of the Year' AwardSource: Maricopa County Official Website

Chairman Jack Sellers of Maricopa County has snagged the 2024 WTS Honorable Ray LaHood, also known as the "Man of the Year" Award, for his commitment to propelling women's roles in the transportation sector. In an announcement from Maricopa County, Sellers expressed his gratitude, stating, "I am very honored to have even been considered for this award." Sellers has served District 1 with a focus on infrastructure and transportation that has led him to work alongside many talented women in the field.

The accolade was bestowed upon Sellers during the WTS Metro Phoenix 2024 Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on March 30, as reported by Maricopa County. The event shine a light on transportation gurus in Arizona, and also raises funds to provide scholarships for young ladies aiming to break into the transportation industry — a field that has historically been male-dominated.

An advocate for progressive infrastructure, smart-city, and tech-advanced policies that have helped fuel Arizona's economy, Sellers has held significant roles including Chair of the State Transportation Board, member of the National Association of Counties Transportation Committee, and a member and past Chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy Committee. His leadership extends to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council International Leadership Council, the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and Arizona Sister Cities.

Sellers, who has been part of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors since February 2019, also contributed a pair of terms on the Chandler City Council. Regarding the future, he articulated his vision, "As Arizona grows, we must continue thinking strategically about how to optimize our infrastructure and roadways." He aims to spearhead endeavors like the I-11 corridor and the SR-24 extension into Pinal County — projects integral to Arizona's burgeoning infrastructure landscape, as mentioned by Maricopa County.

WTS International, originally named the Women’s Transportation Seminar since its inception in 1977, continues to champion the advancement of women in the transportation domain.