Carla williams - member at large
Manager of Community Relations
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)
Carla M. Williams is the Manager of Community Relations for the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) in Tampa, Florida. She has coordinated community relations, marketing and business outreach programs to promote HART’s services to the Hillsborough County community for over 19 years.
Carla performs as agency’s primary point of contact to schedule and execute community events and grassroots outreach. Carla serves as HART liaison with business, civic, and community organizations and assures delivery of quality customer service. She develops and implements outreach and awareness initiatives. Creates programs that promote the organization's image in a positive and community-oriented way. The Community Relations Manager leverages a high level of community relations expertise, existing network and public transit experience to develop strategies and provide expert guidance on matters impacting public image, outreach.
Carla currently serves as President of Conference of Minority Officials (COMTO) Central Florida chapter. Central Florida COMTO is a dynamic multi-modal transportation organization that provides leadership programs as well as, advocacy services to the needs of the businesses, members and communities within the Central Florida area including, but not limited to, Orange, Hillsborough, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Polk, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.
Carla has served on numerous transportation, business, tourism and other service based boards and committees throughout her career; and is a member of Riverview Chamber of Commerce, North Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Brandon Chamber of Commerce, West Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Ybor City Chamber of Commerce, Visit Tampa Bay and the NAACP.
Presently serves on the Tampa Bay Advocacy Board, Ybor Saturday Market Board, West Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board and Florida State Fair Diversity Board. Served as Board member of; Tampa Attraction Association, Tampa Bay Black Chamber of Commerce