Black History Celebration

Dear COMTO Members and Friends,

The Chicago Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) will host “College Bound!! Knowledge is Power” Scholarship Fundraiser during Black History Month on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5 pm-9 pm at the South Shore Cultural Center – Solarium.  

This event will be held to raise money for our chapter’s scholarship fund and with your support, this will be another successful endeavor. The program will include dinner, entertainment (Comedian Jay Deep, Double Stitch Fashionista’s, Ericka & Monica Simmons) dynamic speakers (State Senator Elgie Sims, CTA President Dorval Carter & Illinois Tollway Chief Terry Miller) with views of our illustrious City of Chicago lakefront setting of the South Shore Cultural Center.

COMTO Chicago’s scholarship program provided $8,000 in scholarships in 2019.  It’s our goal to provide $15,000 in scholarships to deserving students this year.  We invite you to make a difference to a worthy cause and support your COMTO Chicago to provide scholarships to local students inspiring to go into the transportation industry.

Please join us and invite friends and family to make some phenomenal students” College Bound”.

Click HERE for more information, individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities available.

COMTO Chicago Book Fair

In case you missed it!

COMTO book fair packed the house with entrepreneurs and Authors Tiya Cunningham-Sumter,  Nora Renteria and featured guest WVON Radio Show Host Melody Spann-Cooper

COMTO wishes to thank AFRIWARE BOOKS for hosting our event.

CITY Internship Program

Explore careers in transportation this summer!

COMTO’s Careers in Transportation for Youth (CITY) internship program provides minority college juniors and seniors with a unique opportunity to gain professional and practical experience in the transportation industry!

We are now accepting applications until February 25, 2020! Interviews: March 2020
Applicant Notification: No later than May 2020
Internship Dates: June 1 – August 7, 2020

Click the link below and get started!
https://comtonational.org//youth-city-internship-program/

COME CELEBRATE COMTO WEEK

COMTO Chicago is excited to kick off our annual COMTO Week events. This year, we are celebrating a resurgence of the chapter that has produced advancements in the areas of membership, DBE involvement, community outreach, and our scholarship program.

During our annual COMTO Week, we want to celebrate 2019 with a line up of back to back events in effort to reward ourselves as well as renew our outreach spirits going into 2020.

Our events are open for everyone! Bring family members, friends, current COMTO members as well as any potential COMTO members.

11/11/19  –Veterans Recognition Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/12/19   -Join us at our *Book Fair*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/13/19  -Fun night of bowling (Clink link below)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comto-chicago-bowling-night-out-tickets-77143372905

 

 

 

 

Application deadline now extended to May 30th, 2019

Application deadline has now been extended to May 30th, 2019! COMTO Chicago is offering 5 scholarship opportunities! If you know a senior in high school, college, or graduate student tell them to apply today!!

Academic majors that support the transportation industry include the following:

• Engineering (i.e. Civil, Construction, Environmental, Mechanical, and Electrical)

• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Social Sciences (i.e. Planning, Economics, Geography, and Political science)

• Business Administration (i.e. Business Management, Policy, Public Health, etc

Apply today!

http://comtochicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/COMTO-Chicago-Scholarship-Final-042619-2.pdf

Scholarship Event

The COMTO Chicago Chapter Scholarship Reception will be held on June 20, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.COMTO Chicago Chapter expects and appreciates your attendance at this event.

Ginger Evans presents for COMTO week

COMTO Chicago Chapter presents

Commissioner Ginger Evans

Chicago Department of Aviation

Please join the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) in celebration of COMTO Week to hear from Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans as she discusses the future of aviation in Chicago and the vision for the city’s two international airports.

Program Start

7:30am Wednesday November 30th, 2016

Location

The DePaul Club

1 East Jackson Boulevard 11th Floor

Many thanks to our sponsors:

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

  • WSP/PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF
  • CKL ENGINEERS, LLC

SILVER SPONSORS:

  • HNTB
  • REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

BRONZE SPONSORS:

  • ERS ENTERPRISES
  • R.M. CHIN AND ASSOCIATES
  • INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, INC.
  • MILLENNIA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  • TRANSMART TECHNOLOGIES
  • KIEWIT
  • HDR INC.