2016 Summit Awards Winners

Congrats to all of the Summit Awards Honorees!


Getting on top of our region's traffic problems is a mountain of a job! Whether it's starting the very first vanpool at your work site, or helping an employee find a carpool partner, every effort put into making a transportation program better makes a difference!

The winners below were honored for their 2016 efforts at the 19th Annual Summit Appreciation Social held on April 19, 2017.

The Summit Awards is sponsored by Pierce County, Pierce Transit and the Cities of DuPont, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, Tacoma and University Place.

For more information about this program, visit the Summit Awards page.

Gold

 

Gold level worksites earned at least 55 points out of 60 possible points.  Employers who achieved Gold status have highly engaged ETCs and offer an outstanding mix of commuter support programs such as monthly transit and vanpool subsidies, annual ORCA Passport programs, strong management support, and an effective compressed work week or telework program.  

  • City of Puyallup

Silver



Silver level worksites earned at least 46 points out of 60 possible points.  Employers who achieved Silver status have motivated ETCs and offer a strong mix of commuter support programs such as carpool and vanpool parking, company recognition, and prize drawings. 

  • Tacoma Community College
  • CHI Franciscan Health- St. Anthony Hospital

Bronze  

Bronze level worksites earned at least 35 points out of 60 possible points.  Employers who achieved Bronze status have active ETCs and offer a good mix of commuter support programs such as ridematching, bike racks and an emergency ride home program.  

  • Amazon-DuPont
  • The Boeing Company – Frederickson
  •  CHI Franciscan Health – St. Clare Hospital
  • City of Sumner
  • Pierce College 
  • Pierce County worksites for the Annex Campus, Community Connections, Remann Hall and Tacoma Mall Campus
  • TrueBlue, Inc.
  • City of Tacoma - Environmental Services
  • DaVita
  • DSHS – Child Study and Treatment Center
  • Propel Insurance
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • Toray Composites America

Leadership Awards



This past year, employers completed the state survey to measure progress toward their Commute Trip Reduction goals. Many of our employers made outstanding progress towards these goals. These employers have achieved either the non-drive alone travel target or the vehicle miles traveled target.  

  • City of Puyallup, ETCs Lesley Christensen and Kathy McClay, increased the non-drive alone rate by 9.3 percentage points.
  • City of Sumner, ETC Michelle Converse, increased the non-drive alone rate by 10.8 percentage points
  • MultiCare Health System-Fawcett Facility, ETC Renae Reutercrona, increased the non-drive alone rate by 6.6 percentage points.
  • Washington Corrections Center for Women, ETC Kristina Mueller, increased the non-drive alone rate by 8. percentage points. 

Longevity Awards



Since 2006, we have been recognizing dedicated ETCs who have been promoting commute options for 10 or more years. Over the years, 13 ETCs have earned this impressive award. Two more were added this year! 

  • Merlita Whitney, City of Tacoma Environmental Services
  • Edna Finch, City of Tacoma Refuse Utilities