By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering
During the 2019 National LTAP-TTAP-NTTD Conference in August, Donna Shea, Director of the Connecticut Training and Technical Assistance Center at the Connecticut Transportation Institute, was installed as the President of National Local Technical Assistance Program Association.
NLTAPA is the National Association of Local & Tribal Technical Assistance Programs, which is an organization offering educational and technical assistance to local municipal agencies throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
The appointment as president marks the end of a three-year term in which Shea served as vice president, president-elect and now president. As the new president, Shea will represent 51 centers around the country and advocate for the local agencies they serve to national partners and funding agencies.
Shea has been the Director of Connecticut’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the University of Connecticut for over 17 years, where her primary responsibility is the transfer of knowledge and best practice to over 3,000 municipal public works employees each year. She is also a member of several statewide, regional and national committees.