Develops, nurtures, and evaluates national and international NLTAPA strategic partnerships that benefit member centers. Shares best practices of ways centers are working with national partners and their state affiliates.
AASHTO: Matthew Enders - WA LTAP and Benjamin Colucci - PR LTAP
NACE: Steve Strength, LA LTAP
APWA: Martha Horseman, KY LTAP and Emily Wilder, KS LTAP
NTTD: Janet Leli - NJ LTAP
To review, develop and maintain current and future partnerships on behalf of the National Local Technical Assistance Association (NLTAPA) Centers.
Partnering activities allow NLTAPA to leverage resources among organizations with similar goals and objectives. NLTAPA currently maintains 3 national level, formal partnerships with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Public Works Association (APWA), and the National Association of County Engineers (NACE). Each LTAP/TTAP Center operates independently and National LTAP Association (NLTAPA) partnerships are not an inclusive agreement with all of the centers. Partnering agreements with NLTAPA are created through an established process. After careful review, partnerships with the NLTAPA are only entered into with organizations that have a national influence and could benefit a number of Centers. Partnership agreements are developed with benefit to both organizations and those benefits are spelled out in each agreement.