For more than 30 years, COMTO's Industry Awards have recognized individuals, organizations, and COMTO Chapters who have made outstanding contributions to the transportation industry. Industry Award honorees come from all sectors of the industry, are nominated by COMTO members, and vetted by a dedicated committee of industry professionals.
COMTO's Industry Awards gala is the closing event of our annual National Meeting and Training Conference held each July. Tickets to the Industry Awards are included with full Conference registrations. A limited number of a la carte tickets and full tables will be available for purchase during Conference registration.
Best COMTO Community Engagement Award
This award is presented to an active COMTO chapter that has successfully demonstrated excellence in the planning and implementation of community activities or events that enhance COMTO's image.
Best Membership Recruitment / Retention Activities Award
This award is presented to an active COMTO chapter that has successfully demonstrated excellence in recruiting and retraining members.
Chapter of the Year Award
This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a chapter for its outstanding service, activities, and enhancement of COMTO's image.
Corporate Executive of the Year Award
This award recognizes a corporate executive whose corporation, through his or her leadership, has consistently provided exemplary support to COMTO "above and beyond" by contributing to COMTO's mission and goals both nationally and through their local COMTO chapter.
Emerging Chapter of the Year Award
This award is presented to a COMTO chapter that has demonstrated a superior commitment to COMTO, has helped enhance COMTO's image within the transportation industry, has shown significant achievement in increasing their local membership, and has implemented successful transportation-related programs or projects within their community.
Emerging Leader Award
This award is presented to an individual who, throughout their affiliation with COMTO, has demonstrated extraordinary competence in a chosen transportation-related field by developing and improving their leadership skills and possesses a strong commitment to the transportation field and community.
Gerald Anderson Service Award
This award was established to recognize a COMTO member who has demonstrated commitment to the philosophy that the success of one is contingent upon the success of all.
Harold B. Williams "Game Changer" Award
This award is presented to a resurging COMTO chapter that has demonstrated their ability revitalize thier membership through new and improved programs and activities.
Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Firm of the Year Award
This award recognizes HUBs that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the field of transportation and extraordinary competence in a chosen transportation-related field.
Industry Innovation Award - SAFETY
This award recognizes an individual, organization, city, or region for quantifiable and measurable innovative improvements within the transportation industry.
The Reverend Jerry Moore President's Leadership Award
Tis award recognizes a COMTO Chapter President who has demonstrated exemplary leadership within COMTO, whose involvement has made a significant impact in their local chapter, and has demonstrated solid leadership on the national level.
Thomas G. Neusom Founders' Leadership Award
The award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. It honors public and private transportation executives and policymakers responsible for the direction and operation of their agency or organization and who, through their affiliation with COMTO, have made outstanding contributions towards the growth and development of people of color within the transportation industry and have given continued and outstanding service and leadership to the organization.
Nominations open: January 1, 2017
Nominations close: May 1, 2017
Industry Awards ceremony: July 17, 2017