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COMTO Cincinnati February Newsletter

Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brandi Williams
February 2017 Newsletter
Happy Black History Month!

There have and continues to be significant contributions made by African Americans to this wonderful industry we all serve. Let's take the time, this month especially, to reflect and be thankful for their innovation and advocacy.

Take a look below for details on upcoming events you definitely don't want to miss!

Follow us onTwitterandFacebookfor the latest news and photos.

Warm regards,

Brandy Jones, Cincinnati Chapter President
Using Social Media to Build Your Professional Brand

Trying to figure out how to best use social media platforms like Twitter and Linkedin to advance your career and professional brand?

Attend our February Lunch & Learn with Shannon Paul, VP of Social Media at Fifth Third Bank, as she offers insights into the do's and don'ts of social media, including best practices and tips to help you grow your audience, avoid pitfalls and develop your personal online brand.

*Lunch is provided

When:Tues., Feb. 21, 2017,Noon-1 p.m.
Where:Graydon, 312 Walnut St. 18th Fl
Cincinnati, OH 45202
COMTO Members: $12
Non-members: $15

Apply for a COMTO Scholarship

Don't delay! The deadline to apply for a 2017 COMTO scholarship is March 27.

Mallory Humanitarian Scholarship $2,500
This scholarship exemplifies the hard work and dedication of the Malory family, whohave worked tirelessly on a local and statewide level to develop, sustain, and progress our community. This scholarship recognizes acollege studentwho is on a path towards becoming the next pioneer who will help move our region through the next era of growth.

First Transit Achievement Scholarship $1,500
First Transit, Inc. works to provide solutions for an increasingly congested world, keeping people moving and communities prospering. This scholarship recognizescollege studentswho are aspiring to make a difference in the transportation sector.

Will Scott Scholarship $1,000
Mr. Scott is the founder of COMTO's Cincinnati chapter. This scholarship symbolizes his commitment in assisting individuals in achieving their vision and mission, and mentoring merging leaders. This scholarship is awarded to acurrent COMTO memberwho seeks to influence multi-modal systems through innovative measures.

MV Achievement Scholarship $750
MV is teh largest minority and woman owned transportation organization in the nation. This scholarship recognizes anhigh school studentwho shares MV's founder'd drive in seeking to change the fare of transportation.

View scholarship details and applyhere.

Does your organization want to be a scholarship sponsor? Individual and business sponsorship information is availablehere.

COMTO Cincinnati's 2nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon will be held onThursday, April 27, noon-1:30 McCormick & Schmick's Banquet room.

Tickets will go on sale soon along with more details.

Behind-the-scene CVG Airport tour

Ever wonder what it takes to get thousands of people, luggage and planes off the ground every day?

Join COMTO for a behind-the-scene tour of CVG Airport, led by CEO Candace McGraw.

March 30, 2017, 4-6 p.m. CVG Airport
January Mix & Mingle

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our January Mix & Mingle event at Igby's.

We had a wonderful time networking and it was a fantastic start to what is sure to be an action-packed year for COMTO!

2017 National Meeting & Training Conference

Mark your calendar to attend the 46thNational Meeting and Training Conferencein Detroit, MI, July 14-18.

Call for presentations:
COMTO is looking for fresh, innovative, cutting-edge ideas, case studies, and best practices that address our Strategic Goals in Transportation Advocacy, Training and Development, Growth and Retention, and Diversity and Inclusion. For more information contact JaLissa Coffee at

COMTO is the acronym for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry forALLindividuals through advocacy, information-sharing, training, education and professional development.

Membership Information
COMTO has thirty-eight (38) chapters throughout the United States. Members include individuals, transportation agencies, academic institutions, industry non-profits and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs). From highways and roads to mass transit systems; from subways to rail systems; and from port authorities to airports, COMTO members represent every facet of the transportation

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