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Title: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (SCOFA)


1
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND
TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALSSTANDING COMMITTEE
ONFINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION(SCOFA)
  • Member Orientation Guide

2
WHAT IS AASHTO?
  • A nonprofit association founded in 1914
  • Members include
  • Highway and transportation departmentsof the 50
    states, the District of Columbia,and Puerto Rico
  • 46 Associate Members from Federal, State, and
    Local agencies and other countries
  • Covers all five transportation modesAir,
    Highways, Rail, Transit, and Water

3
THE STATE DOTS
  • Design, Build, Maintain, and Operate 19 of the
    nations roads on average
  • From 9 in CA to 80 in VA and NC
  • Operate Short Line Rail, General Aviation
  • Heavily Fund Urban Transit
  • Limited Operator of Transit, Major Airports,
    Harbors
  • Motor Vehicle Administration 1/3 of the States
  • State Patrol, Truck Safety Regulation 1/3 of
    the States
  • Governors Highway Safety Rep 1/2 of the States

4
AASHTOS VISION
  • The voice for transportation and catalyst
  • for organizational and technical excellence.

5
AASHTOS ROLES
  • Advocates for effective national transportation
    policies on behalf of states
  • Source of timely information on
  • Congress
  • Executive branch
  • State best practices

6
AASHTOS ROLES
  • Provides technical services
  • Setting standards and developing guidelines
  • Developing and licensing software
  • Laboratory and product assessments
  • Centers of Excellence
  • Publications

7
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • Board of Directors
  • 52 members, one from each state plus DC and
    Puerto Rico
  • Sets association policy
  • Executive Committee
  • 11 members
  • Officers and regional representatives
  • Manages fiscal affairs

8
AASHTO OFFICERS
Mike Hancock President Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet
John CoxVice President Wyoming Department of
Transportation
Carlos BracerasSecretary/Treasurer Utah
Department of Transportation
Bud Wright Executive Director
9
REGIONAL STATE ASSOCIATIONS
  • Northeastern Association of State Transportation
    Officials (NASTO)
  • Southeastern Association of State Highway and
    Transportation Officials (SASHTO)
  • Mid America Association of State Transportation
    Officials (MAASTO)
  • Western Association of State Highway and
    Transportation Officials (WASHTO)
  • Note Regional associations are entities
    independent and separate from AASHTO.

10
STANDING COMMITTEES
  • Topic-Oriented
  • Finance and Administration
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Research
  • Safety
  • Modal
  • Aviation
  • Highways
  • Public Transportation
  • Railroads
  • Water Transportation

11
SCOFA OFFICERS
John Schroer, Chair CommissionerTennessee
Department of Transportation
Mike Patterson, Vice Chair Director Oklahoma
Department of Transportation
Lee Wilkinson, Secretary Director, Operations and
Finance Iowa Department of Transportation
12
SCOFA CHARGE
SCOFA addresses activities of interest to the
Member Departments, such as general
administrative practices, financial management,
transportation finance policy, uniform accounting
procedures, human resource management,
information systems, legal affairs, public
affairs, and internal/external audit. It shall
identify and receive reports from its
subcommittees and task forces as to issues of
broad concern, such as federal regulatory
mandates, pertaining to each of the
subcommittees area of purview, and provide
reports thereon as warranted.
13
RECENT COMMITTEE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Development of funding and financing
    recommendations to Reauthorization Steering
    Committee
  • Development of Audit and Accounting Guide
  • Stewardship of ARRA and Transparency Act
    Implementation
  • AASHTO Center for Excellence in Project Finance
  • Technical assistance to individual state DOTs

14
SCOFA SUBCOMMITTEES
Subcommittee Chair State AASHTO Liaison Phone
Civil Rights Grindly Johnson VA Christine Beauvais 202-624-3693
Fiscal Management and Accounting Chelley Hilmes OK Joung Lee 202-624-5818
Information Systems Roberta Broeker MO Jan Edwards 202-624-8599
Internal and External Audit Carri Rosti ID Jenet Adem 202-624-5816
Legal Affairs James Thiel WI Janet Oakley 202-624-3698
Human Resources Amanda Holland ID Christine Beauvais 202-624-3693
Transportation Communications Paul Trombino IA David Dubov 202-624-3679
Transportation Finance Policy Michael Bridges LA Joung Lee 202-624-5818
TRAC (Special Committee) Vacant n/a Linda Clifton 202-624-5267
15
BENEFITS OF MEMBER PARTICIPATION
  • Timely and relevant information at federal and
    state level
  • Peer contacts with similar issues learn how
    others have handled the same issues and
    challenges
  • Best practices state DOT success stories
  • Opportunity to assist and receive assistance from
    peers through dialogue and surveys
  • Overseeing the activities of the subcommittees
    under SCOFA
  • Industry developments and opportunities for input

16
MEMBERSHIP TERMS
  • Each Member Department is entitled to one member
  • Additional alternate representatives may be
    designated
  • There is no term limit it is based on discretion
    of Member Department
  • Listing on SCOFA website and AASHTO Reference
    Book/directory

17
MEMBER ROLES AND EXPECTATIONS
  • Participate in and shape national discussion by
    attending in-person meetings and teleconferences
  • Assist peers by sharing your own experiences to
    similar challenges
  • Lead task forces and initiatives of interest to
    Committee membership
  • All membership activities are voluntary and
    requires you to set aside time for maximum
    benefit
  • You get what you put into it!

18
NEW AND IMPROVED SCOFA WEBSITEhttp//scofa.transp
ortation.org
19
QUESTIONS? AASHTO - American
Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite
249 Washington, DC 20001 Web www.transportation.o
rg
Contact Joung Lee Associate Director for
Finance and Business Development Phone (202)
624-5818 Fax (202) 624-5469 Email
jlee_at_aashto.org
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