Tips for Selecting and Nominating

Select individual employees to nominate based on their demonstrated commitment to using commute options, their enthusiasm and willingness to encourage fellow employees to use a commute option, and their extra efforts to overcome obstacles which could prevent their use of commute options.

Nominate only outstanding individual employees who use the current mode category as their dominate mode (must be over half the commute). For example, if the category is bus rider, do not nominate an employee who carpools over half of their commute trip to meet the bus (this is a carpooler!).

Nominate only individuals for each mode. For example, nominate one employee for the "carpooler" category (not all carpool partners) as the recognition program is focused on individual Champion Commuters.

Nominees don't have to be life-long users of commute options. Individuals who have recently made the commitment to use commute options are also excellent candidates for a Champion Commuter award.

Nominees should be aware of their nomination for a Champion Commuter award and agree to the public recognition which would result if selected (story and photo on, poster with photo).

Get your Commute Smart Committee and/or management involved in selecting potential Champioin Commuter candidates, to increase their ownership and support of the program.

Allow ample time to complete the nomination forms and include input from the individual(s) you are nominating, to convey a true reflection of their commitment and participation in commute options in your written nomination.

Completed nomination forms should address each of the five specific questions on the Champion Commuter form.

Nominations must be submitted on time because all Champion Commuter nominations are forwarded to the CommuteSmartNW Recognition Committee for their review and scoring, on the next business day.

CSC Awards Event Forms - Deadline Dec. 16th

  • Pinnacle Award Form
    Nominate your worksite today! The coveted Pinnacle Award is awarded to a worksite for their outstanding commitment to commute options including ETC commitment and participation, management support, and a firm understanding of the true benefits of trip reduction activities -- cleaner air, healthier employees, reduced traffic and an overall enhancement of the quality of life in Spokane County.
  • Champion Team Form
    Nominate your Team Today! The Champion Team Award is designed to honor an outstanding worksite CTR Committee. Many employers have formed committees to assist the worksite ETC in promoting commute options and communicating with employees. Active CTR committees are invaluable at worksites and often come up with fun and creative ideas for promoting commute options.

Online Nomination Forms
Commute Smart Champion Nomination Forms

Champion Commuter
ETCs can nominate up to three Champion Commuters each quarter, each one being a different mode and you select the modes. i.e. you can select a carpooler, bus rider and teleworker or vanpooler, bicyclist and bus rider, you can't duplicate any mode in one quarter.

Click here for Champion Commuter Nomination Form (Please use same form for up to 3 nominations)


Quarterly Accomplishments
ETCs tell us what you have been doing over the last 3 months to promote and encourage participation in your CTR program. Information will be used to help select the Champion ETC.

Click here for Quarterly Accomplishments Form

For tips and samples on nominating and information about the Commute Smart Champions Awards program, please review and select the links located to the right.


Tools for Nominating