ADTSEA Conference 2017
Sacramento, California
July 16 - 19, 2017

ADTSEA 2017 Conference Agenda

The 61st Annual ADTSEA Conference titled “Embracing Technology” was held in Sacramento, California,  July 16 – 19, 2017. The annual conference opened with Chris Cochran from the  California Office of Traffic Safety and Steve Barrow, Program Director of AHEAD presenting information in regard to California’s Driver Education program. Reed Berry from California presented as the Keynote Speaker during the opening General Session. Vern Keeslar and Walt Webster discussed Operation Lifesaver of Utah during the Bishop Forum, helping to bring more awareness to public awareness with railroad tracks and crossings. Andy Pilgrim presented on educating drivers on vehicle technology. The National Student Safety Program (NSSP) representatives set up exhibits displaying their outstanding peer education, community awareness and special projects they conducted during the school year to help prevent injuries and fatalities on our highways. The NSSP exhibits provided ideas for ADTSEA attendees that they can then integrate into their own schools. NSSP raised over $1400 that was donated to the Wind Youth Services. Scott Backovich and Attorney Wayne Parsons were Keynote Speakers for NSSP.

Members and their guests enjoyed the host outings to various sites for shopping and sightseeing as well as a special dinner outing. Saturday, several guests participated in the annual Host Committee Golf Tournament at the Haggin Oaks Golf Course. On Monday, members and guests explored California Gold Country. Tuesday night guests visited Old Town Sacramento and enjoyed a one hour cruise on the Sacramento River.  Spouses and guests enjoyed a welcome reception with cupcakes and crafts as well as an Ohana Night held by our members from Hawaii. Many attendees enjoyed the California State Fair that was next door to our location.

Thank you to everyone that attended and we hope to see you next year in Illinois!

July 22-25, 2018

Conference Pictures and Presentations

2017 Kaywood Award
The 2017 Kaywood Award was awarded to Frank J. Gruber, from Illinois during the awards banquet in recognition of his outstanding contributions to traffic safety.


Congratulations to the 2017 TEA Award Winners.

The Teacher of Excellence Award attracted 4 excellent candidates who met or exceeded the expectations of this award.  The following teachers will be recognized at this year’s conference during the TEA Luncheon and be given the opportunity to provide a few remarks when they are called forward to receive their award. The teachers are Allyn Workman (Missouri), Jonathon Dondoneau (North Dakota), Larry Fairclo (Oregon) and Cynthia Bagley (Hawaii).  Each submitted portfolios of evidence to demonstrate their qualifications for becoming a TEA recipient for this year’s conference.  After reviewing each portfolio, it was determined that all should be awarded the TEA for the 2017. 

The TEA committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Road Safety Foundation for their continued support of this excellent award.  Each awardee received from the National Road Safety Foundation a monetary stipend, their conference registration waived, a name badge indicating their selection as a Teacher of Excellence award winner, and a plaque with their name and recognition as an ADTSEA Teacher of Excellence Award recipient.

In picture from left to right: Michelle Anderson, NRSF, Jonathon Dondoneau (North Dakota), Allyn Workman (Missouri),  Rich Hanson, TEA Coordinator, Larry Fairclo (Oregon), David Reich, Reich Communications and Cynthia Bagley (Hawaii).

Southwest Region Host Committee Flyer

Old Town Sacramento


Golf Outing
8am Tee Off

Seaside Selections