Congratulations are owed to our very own Julie Wilcke Pilmer, Deputy Director, for winning the Association of Travel Instruction Jack Gorelick Award for excellence in the field of Travel Instruction.
The award was presented by the Association of Travel Instruction at their annual conference held in Austin, Texas this year.
Julie’s energy, passion and commitment to serving older adults and people with disabilities is boundless. She has been with Ride Connection for 17 years and is credited with growing the RideWise travel training program from a pilot in 2004 to the nationally recognized program it is today.
The RideWise travel training program is a model that has been replicated throughout the country. The program has served well over 2,000 individuals since its inception with personalized, one-on-one training. Additionally, the organization has built numerous partnerships with educators and regional transportation agencies to further the growth and reach of the program.