Minnesota Department of Transportation
By providing leadership, innovation, vision, and training, Dr. Foote enables the Minnesota Department of Transportation to successfully integrate environmental considerations into engineering projects. His leadership stresses holistic approaches to transportation by merging environmental considerations into the process of transportation development. Through his proactive environmental advocacy, he has created a legacy for sound ecological management along Minnesota's highways and a respect for ecological principles within the Department. This award recognizes his career of leadership excellence in the area of environmental stewardship.