YPT-Chicago Board Elections

Nomination Period is now CLOSED!

YPT-Chicago offers an excellent opportunity to develop your career, expand your professional network, and participate in events with peers and leaders in the transportation industry. YPT-Chicago also provides leadership opportunities for its members by getting involved in the chapter’s Board of Directors. We will update this page when the nomination period for candidates for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors will be open.

To run for a YPT-Chicago Board of Directors position or vote in the elections you must be or become a paid YPT Member. You can become a member or renew your membership at:  https://my.yptransportation.org/join. If you think you are already a YPT Member but are unsure, you can check your membership status by logging into https://my.yptransportation.org  and clicking on the “Renew Your Membership” link on the menu on the right of your screen.


If you would like to nominate yourself for one of the eight elected Board of Director positions described below, you can submit your nomination by completing the following form by by Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT: YPT Chicago Chapter Board Nomination Form

~Note all times are Eastern Time~


Terms of office are one year, from November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021. Except for the Chair position, there is a two-term limit to the number of consecutive terms a Board Member may serve in a single position, unless the Board Member is running unopposed for the position. If the Board Member is running for the same position for a third consecutive term or more and there is another candidate running for the same position, the Board Member must withdraw their nomination and will not be allowed to run for that position.

Candidates may run for multiple positions. If a candidate wins more than one position, then that person may choose which position he/she would prefer to serve. Elections will be held for the following YPT-Chicago Board of Directors positions:        

Deputy Chair:  The Deputy shall help to coordinate activities involving multiple officers and assist the Chair in his or her responsibilities. In the absence of the Chair, the Deputy Chair shall act in the official capacity of the Chair and perform all duties of that office. The Deputy Chair also manages the election process. The Deputy Chair will also be Chair-elect for the next term, so please note that this constitutes a two-year commitment to the YPT-Chicago board.  

Secretary/Vice Chair for Administration:  The Vice Chair for Administration shall keep full and accurate records of all business and proceedings at Chapter Board meetings. The Vice Chair for Administration shall prepare meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and keep accurate organization records. The Vice Chair for Administration is also responsible for maintaining an active list of YPT-Chicago members.   

Treasurer/Vice Chair for Finance:  The Vice Chair for Finance shall be responsible for the collection of dues, and the safekeeping of funds, including reporting of receipts, expenditures, and balances at the request of the Chapter Board.

Vice Chair(s) for Programming I & II: The Vice Chair for Programming is responsible for coordinating all speakers, dates, and locations for the professional development programs and workshops, as well as organizing networking events. He or she also coordinates with the Vice Chair for Communications regarding electronic communications to the membership about events and updating the website as needed. There are two Vice Chair of Program positions available. The top two vote-getters in this category will be awarded the positions.

Vice Chair for Communications: The Vice Chair for Communications is responsible for external communications to YPT-Chicago members and friends. This includes messaging on behalf of the board, announcement and promotion of upcoming events, and management of YPT-Chicago social media channels and newsletter. Minimal proficiency in Facebook, LinkedIn, and WordPress is preferred for this position.

Vice Chair for Student Relations: The Vice Chair for Student Relations is responsible for communicating and reaching out to local universities to provide career and networking opportunities for students, by communicating fellowship, internships, and grant opportunities that could help current students in transportation-related programs to advance their careers. He or she will be responsible for organizing and conducting YPT-Chicago’s Annual Student Speed Networking event in the fall.

Vice Chair for Sponsorship: The Vice Chair for Sponsorship is responsible for acquiring new and maintaining past sponsorships. This involves reaching out to local companies a part of the transportation industry of Chicago to secure sponsorship for YPT-Chicago.


September 1: Nomination period opens for YPT-Chicago 2020-2021 Board positions.

September 21: Candidates’ applications for Board positions are due at 11:59pm EST.

October 19:  All eligible voters will receive an email with voting instructions. Online voting for YPT-International and YPT-Chicago Chapter elections opens at 9:00 AM EDT.

October 30: Online voting for YPT-International and YPT-Chicago Chapter elections closes at 11:59 PM EDT. YPT International and YPT-Chicago Board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.

November 1: New term begins for the YPT-International and YPT-Chicago Chapter 2020-2021 Boards of Directors.

Early November: All election winners will be announced via email to all Friends and Members.

If you would like to submit a nomination or if you have questions about the elections process, please do not hesitate to contact YPT-Chicago Deputy Chair Siddharth Shah at sas1336@nyu.edu

For general questions, please contact us at yptchi@gmail.com.

This is your opportunity to get involved in building an organization dedicated to the professional advancement and development of young professionals and get some exposure in the transportation world of Chicago. We invite you to participate and get involved in our chapter’s leadership and to contribute to YPT-Chicago’s growth!