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StanCOG director named Woman of the Year by transportation organization
Rosa Park
Rosa De León Park

Rosa De León Park, executive director of the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG), was honored as Woman of the Year on Tuesday by the Sacramento Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar International (WTS).

The annual awards dinner was held before a capacity crowd at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, where Park was lauded as an innovative leader and outstanding role model in the transportation planning field.

“We congratulate Rosa on this well-deserved recognition and thank her for her dedication to improving transportation in our region,” said Hughson Mayor Jeramy Young, chairman of the StanCOG Policy Board.

She was applauded for her leadership in the Stanislaus region, where she has worked tirelessly with the StanCOG Policy Board to secure needed federal and state funding for transportation projects such as the recently completed Pelandale Avenue Interchange, the largest transportation project in Modesto history, and the long-awaited State Route 132 West Expressway Project, which broke ground in October.

She was also recognized for her instrumental role in the establishment of MOVE, the Consolidated Transportation Planning Agency (CTSA) for the Stanislaus region, which serves the mobility needs of seniors, veterans and those with disabilities through inventive programs such as public transit travel training, and door-through-door transit services; and for the educational effort of Measure L, the transportation sales tax measure which was passed by voters in 2016 with 71.95% of the vote, to fund transportation improvements in the Stanislaus region.