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State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Alaska ???? No We're too young. No Billy Connor email@example.com Arizona 2027 No After Arizona has been a state for 100 years I'll check back in with No Frank T. Darmiento, P.E. you. The Arizona Highway Department was created in 1927 and Manager, Arizona Transportation abolished in 1974 with the creation of the Arizona Department of Research Center Transportation. (602) 712-3134 firstname.lastname@example.org Arkansas 2013 No Arkansas has not celebrated our centennial birthday. Our Highway Pending Ort, Randy, AHTD Public Affairs Commission will turn 100 in 2013. We have not begun any Officer 501-569-2227, preparations at this time. In 1993, we published a history book of Randy.Ort@arkansashighways.com the Commission and Department to celebrate 80 years in existence. A copy of that book was sent to each state transportation department. We are currently in the process of finalizing and distributing an updated version of the book to signify 90 years of the Commission, and also 50 years of the constitutional amendment that created the Commission in its current form. A copy of that book will be sent to you very soon. Connecticut 1995 Yes A centennial publication was issued, "Managing Travel In Some of the first The engineer who prepared the Connecticut: 100 Years of Progress -- Connecticut Department of chapter is centennial publication has since Transportation 100 Year History," July 1995. available online retired. The response to the survey at was provided by Jim Sime, Manager of http://www.ct.go Research, Phone 860-258-0309, v/dot/cwp/view. James.Sime@po.state.ct.us asp?a=1380&Q =259692&dotP NavCtr=%7C40 015%7C 1 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010 State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Georgia 2019 No We are a ways off for our centennial (2019), but for the State of No Georgene M. Geary, P.E. Georgia's 250 anniversary in 1983 we produced a book of maps State Materials and Research Engineer throughout the years (about 10-12 different maps from 1919 to Division of Construction 1983) in Georgia showing the major changes. I have one hardcopy, Georgia DOT but it is not electronic. 404-363-7512 email@example.com Illinois 2017 No Illinois DOT is not 100 years old yet, so we have nothing to report No Patricia Broers on how to handle a centennial for the Department. That will be in Research Coordinator 2017. IDOT was started as the Department of Public Works and Illinois Department of Transportation Buildings in 1917. We were preceded with a Good Roads Bureau of Materials and Physical Commission that was established in 1912. The Good Roads Research Commission laid the groundwork for an Illinois gas tax, but never 126 East Ash Street had a road system. Prior to 1917 all roads were local jurisdiction. Springfield, Illinois 62704-4766 Phone 217.782.3547 firstname.lastname@example.org Iowa 2013 No Iowa DOT's 100th anniversary will be in 2013. We have not begun No Mary Christy, to discuss any activities to celebrate this anniversary. Mary.Christy@dot.iowa.gov Kansas 2029 No We just did our 75th anniversary celebration last year so it will be Articles about Dick McReynolds, Engineer of 2029 for the 100th. historical Research, Kansas DOT Milestones from each district published in newsletters for 75th anniversary 2 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010 State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Maryland 2008 No Plans for centennial celebration are currently being formed. Did a No Valerie Burnette-Edgar, Director, book for 50th anniversary. Office of Communications Michigan 2005 Yes Kick off held at the North American International Autoshow in Web site is January. Created special 100th web site containing photo galleries, www.michigan. 100 Facts & First, Timeline, etc. gov/mdot100 Mississippi 2018 No A few years to go before they reach 100. No Randy Battey, State Research Engineer, Phone: 601-359-7650, email@example.com 3 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010 State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Nebraska 1995 Yes We minted a coin to commemorate the occasion; we produced No Mary Jo Hall, Communication brochures, a video and stickers for distribution, and held Division Manager, 402-479-4512 celebrations. All of this was coordinated by an employee committee, chaired by Mary Jo Hall, the Communication Division Manager. Nevada 2017 No NDOT will not celebrate 100th anniversary until 2017. No Tie He, Ph.D. Research Division Chief Nevada Department of Transportation Phone: (775)888-7220 Fax: (775)888-7230 New Jersey 1994 Yes NJDOT was originally formed as the State Commission of Public Yes, copy of Marc Lavorgna, Director of Roads in 1894. It became the State Highway Department in 1917 book titled: Communications. and in 1966, became the NJ Department of Transportation. People, The Transportation Connection A brief history of the NJDOT, was mailed. New York ???? ?? No documentation of any anniversary celebration No Jennifer Post, JPOST@dot.state.ny.us 4 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010 State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Ohio 2004 Yes Ohio transportation department celebrated at the Ohio State Fair Copy of The Office of Communications with a display titled “Transportation=Progress, 1904—2004. Had a newsletter developed the fair display and wrote birthday cake and handed out birthday cards to the people who Transcript sent the Transcript articles. They may have visited the display. DOT employees dressed up as clowns and in PDF. produced other documents for this interacted with visitors. Transportation related music played like celebration that I'm not aware of. You “Chattanooga Choo-Choo and songs by the Beach Boys as a can contact Brian Cunningham or Julie backdrop for a slideshow of old and new construction projects. Also Walcoff at (614) 466-7170 for had interesting facts about highways, rest areas and bikeways. additional information. Oklahoma 2011 No While in 1906, the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention made No Terri Angier, Chief of Public Affairs, provisions for a highway department for the first time, it was Oklahoma Department of actually in 1911 when the commission and therefore the department Transportation, was formed. And it was in the late 60's when it became the (405) 521-6004. Department of Transportation. No events are planned yet. Oregon 2013 No Our Department was founded in 1913. I am not aware of any No Barnie Jones, Centennial celebration plans yet afoot, and it's probably too early. Barnie.P.JONES@odot.state.or.us Pennsylvania 2003 Yes Our celebration focused on the creation of the State Bureau of www.dot.state.p Sherri Zimmerman, Director, Municipal Roads. There was a large reception held in our a.us PennDOT Bureau of Municipal headquarters that was attended by our Lieutenant Governor and Services, 717-705-1331, several hundred well wishers. Willard Scott gave us mention on the firstname.lastname@example.org Today Show for being 100years old. There are photos etc. available on the PennDOT website. The 2003 PennDOT Annual Report on the web site has the best information. 5 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010 State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Rhode Island 2002 Yes The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) celebrated No Heidi Cote, 401-222-1362 ext. 4009, its 100th birthday during a special ceremony on April 3, 2002 at email@example.com or Dana South Water Street in Providence. The event was twofold: it Alexander Nolfe, 401-222-1362 ext. celebrated the completion of one of our construction projects for the 4450, firstname.lastname@example.org Relocation of I-195, and also our 100th birthday. In 1902 the State Board of Public Roads was created. Through various evolutions, this State Board became RIDOT in 1972. Special guests including our Governor and the Mayor of Providence attended the "party", which featured a centennial cake under a tent adjacent to the river on South Water Street. We did not create any books or booklets, aside from the press kit prepared for the event. We did distribute "premium items": we gave all employees mugs that read "Happy 100th Birthday, RIDOT: Celebrating a Century of Service", and we also had several hats made up which we distributed to former Directors to show our appreciation. We also displayed a vinyl birthday banner. Virginia 2006 No Next year, 2006, is the centennial anniversary for Virginia DOT and No Lynda South, Director of Public they are planning some histories and a video production. Affairs and Community Relations, 1221 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, 804-786-2715, Lynda.South@vdot.Virginia.gov 6 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010 State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Washington 2005 Pending WSDOT is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, with the Expect book to Deb Gregory, GregorD@wsdot.wa.gov official date being March 13, 2005. Established a small Steering be posted on Committee over a year ago to help us begin planning for our website in April, birthday. Representatives from both inside the agency, a member of 2005. our Transportation Commission, a representative from AAA, and two of our retirees were asked to participate. Meetings held monthly. Several events in the works. Most notably, our kick off event occurs in Olympia on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 with an open house in the Capitol Rotunda during the morning that will include invites to the current and former Governors, current and former Secretaries of Transportation, current Transportation Commissioners, the state's congressional delegation, our sponsors, our executives, the Chairs of the legislative House and Senate Transportation Committees, and others. The open house will comprise the first hour. The second hour will comprise the official program with speeches, acknowledgements, etc. We'll have cake, cookies, punch, displays, and literature available to people. Washington Contracted with a HistoryLink in Seattle, they have done historical (cont.) books on the ferry system, the Cities of Seattle and Bellevue, and King County. Their website is: www.historylink.org. When completed, the book will be posted on their website along with essays based on interviews with a variety of people. HistoryLink is also putting together two museum-quality historical displays that will be showcased around the state throughout the year. To aid with displays at state and county fairs, etc., developing duplicates of the displays done in an easier to transport medium. A poster will be printed in limited quantities to be used as giveaways and be reproduced as commemorative postcards, etc. 7 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010 State Centennial Celebration Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity Sample Contact Information Year Held Available Washington Working with TVW, Washington State's public affairs network, (cont.) which provides unedited television coverage of state government deliberations and public policy events. They've expressed interest in taping a round-table discussion of all living former Secretaries of Transportation to discuss highlights and challenges faced by each of their administrations. The taping would be conducted in the Capitol Rotunda using the historical display as a backdrop and would air during our March centennial week. Centennial celebrations will also be conducted in each of our six regions around the state throughout the year. West 2013 No The West Virginia legislature created the State Roads Bureau in No Carol Melling, Virginia 1913 and replaced it with the Sate Roads Commission in 1917. The email@example.com 1920 ratification of "good roads" amendment authorized the 1921 legislature to pass a law providing for designation, construction and maintenance of a state road system and appointment by the Governor of three-man State Road Commission to carry out the statute. Celebrations are not being plkanned at this time. 8 9833b0fc-73ba-49cb-b486-f10efde985bc.xls, 11/11/2010