STATE SENATE CANDIDATE LEE KEMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO ACCEPT TRANSPORTATION INNOVATOR “CHAMPION OF CHANGE” AWARD ON BEHALF OF RTD
Colorado Senate District 23 candidate and current RTD Board Chair Lee Kemp appeared with General Manager Phil Washington and other RTD representatives to accept the Transportation Innovators Champion of Change award for RTD’s Regional Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) Program at the White House on Tuesday, July 31 in Washington, D.C.
For Kemp, this award follows on the heels of another prestigious award announced in May, the 2011 Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member by the American Public Transportation Association.
RTD’s Eagle P3 project and WIN program have resulted in the largest transit public-private partnership in the U.S. that includes a unique workforce development program embedded in the project. WIN, a collaborative partnership led by RTD, in coordination with the Community College of Denver, Denver Transit Partners and the Urban League of Metro Denver seeks to meet hiring and training needs of local employers and create opportunities for residents to attain and retain living wage careers in the transit and construction industries.
“We thank the White House for this prestigious award recognizing our innovative WIN program. WIN is creating concrete job opportunities to the communities we serve as part of our FasTracks program of projects, and creates additional value for the entire region,” said Kemp.
Kemp was first elected to the RTD Board of Directors in 2004. In 2008, Kemp was unanimously elected as Chairman of the RTD Board and has been unanimously elected as Chair every year since, making him the only Board member to hold the position for 5 consecutive years.
Kemp lives in Broomfield with his wife Julie. Together they have three children.