Committees & Councils

Committees and Councils

The work of the committee initiates and shapes policy

ATSSA depends on the dedication and commitment of its members to ensure the vitality of the Association’s progress. Each year, hundreds of members serve on committees.

Why join a committee or council?
  • Make your voice count in the industry
  • Participate in a forum to exchange expertise
  • Guide policies and advocate policy positions
  • Make critical connections
  • Learn about upcoming trade trends
  • Review and resolve road safety and infrastructure issues

Interested in serving on a committee or council?

Download and complete the fillable Committee Application Form and return it to ATSSA.

ATSSA Committees, Councils & Task Forces

The Association carries out its work through a complex structure of committees and subcommittees, councils and task forces. Each group has a specific purpose, defined at the time it is established.

  • Chapter Presidents’ Council - Reviews Chapters’ activities, Bylaws and structure.
  • Government Relations Committee - Guides our Towards Zero Deaths initiative and helps to direct our federal advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
  • Guardrail Committee - Reviews and discusses industry standards, specifications reviews, trends and issues.
  • High Friction Surface Treatment Council - Promotes the safety benefits derived from utilizing high friction surfacing treatments as a speed countermeasure.
  • Innovation Council - Provides technical expertise to members and government agencies on innovation of roadway issues.
  • Member Engagement Committee - Develops and reviews strategies and programs for ATSSA membership recruiting and retention.
  • Operating Committee - Responsible for establishing and coordinating the activities of all standing committees, temporary committees, independent task forces and the Certification Board with the approval of the Board.
  • PAC Oversight Committee - Promotes contribution and funding for roadway safety initiatives and policy.
  • Pavement Marking Committee - Identifies and discusses issues, trends and best practices.
  • Roadway Worker Protection Council - Focuses on worker safety with the goal of mitigating risk and reducing fatalities and/or serious injuries.
  • Safety and Public Awareness Committee - Develops strategies and tools to advance roadway safety to a broad audience.
  • SHSP Council - Brings together ATSSA members who serve on their state's Strategic Highway Safety Planning (SHSP) committees.
  • Sign Committee - Utilizes task forces and subcommittees to improve positive sign visibility and assists in the promotion of safer roadways.
  • Temporary Traffic Control Committee - Reviews and acts on various issues related to work zones, vehicle travel times and new regulations in temporary traffic control.
  • Traffic Signals Committee - Enhancing infrastructure safety by embracing new technology solutions, such as connected vehicle infrastructure.
  • Women in Roadway Safety Council - Provides a forum for current and aspiring female leaders in the industry to network, develop as leaders, mentor one another and gain recognition.

Procedures for Standing Committees

Committee leaders, visit the Committee Toolbox for access to resources.

For more information about serving on a committee or council, contact ATSSA at