COMTO Board Member Freddie Fuller II invites the Michigan COMTO family to a meet and greet reception during the National Society of Black Engineers 45th Annual Convention. The reception, sponsored by Jacobs, will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.  at Flood’s Bar and Grille in downtown Detroit. RSVP to Denise.LaMaison-Bell@jacobs.com by Friday, March 15.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II and Director Paul C. Ajegba were speakers at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Michigan Chapter breakfast on Feb. 21. Held at the Detroit Athletic Club, the Lieutenant Governor delivered his keynote address about minority involvement in transportation and the future of transportation in the state. "We need bold transportation solutions and, yes, that includes fixing the roads," Gilchrist said. The Director spoke about the future of connected and autonomous vehicles, including efforts underway with MDOT, the American Center for Mobility, and MCity. Answering questions from the audience about fixing the roads, the Director said, "The funding has not caught up with our needs. We have a lot of needs and not enough resources, so the challenge now is for the Legislature to say, 'We need more funding.'" Speaking on mass transit, Warren County Executive Warren Evans told the room that he thinks the tide is turning and that more people are willing to approve public transportation funding in the future.

COMTO Michigan appreciates your support and would love to have you as part of the team!  Please consider joining us as we continue to grow our knowledge, network, influence and membership! We look forward to your additions to our story.  For membership information, please visit the COMTO National Membership Page.


Save the Date: 8th Annual COMTO Scholarship and Golf Outing

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On Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., the annual Pioneer Award Dinner will be held at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield.  (Don’t miss it, the food is delicious!) Want to help sponsor the event?  Sponsorship information is available at www.comtomichigan.org, or contact Pioneer Dinner Chairs Bianca Graves (Leading Edge Business Solutions)  bianca@lebsgroup.com  or Kim LeBlanc (Somat Engineering)kleblanc@somateng.comThanks to:  HNTB, Inc. for signing on as Lead Sponsor and to ROWE Professional Services Company and Mannik & Smith Group for becoming Friends of COMTO sponsors for the event. 

Come to the NSBE Convention Reception on March 28


State and local leaders talk about the future of transportation at COMTO


Regine Beauboeuf, President

COMTO Michigan
(313) 230-1022
rbeauboeuf@HNTB.com

COMTO Mission Statement


​​The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, education and professional development.

COMTO Mission Statement


​​The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, education and professional development.

Contact Info

info@comtomichigan.org

COMTO Michigan
P.O. Box 32439
Detroit, MI 48232

COMTO Michigan Updates

CITY Intern Application Deadline Extended to March 22

COMTO Michigan Social Media Spotlight


Regine Beauboeuf, President

COMTO Michigan
(313) 230-1022
rbeauboeuf@HNTB.com

An Evening with MDOT on April 3

Okay golfers, time to mark your calendars for this great event and head to Carl’s to start straightening out that swing!! This year’s event will be held on Thursday, June 13 at the Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth.  More information to come.

WTS Michigan and COMTO Michigan are hosting an Evening with MDOT on Wednesday, April 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The View at Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Avenue in Lansing. Join MDOT COO Tony Kratofil, MDOT CAO Laura Mester, the directors of finance, field services, the bureau of development and business development and MDOT region engineers in a discussion moderated by Metro Region Engineer (and COMTO Michigan immediate past president) Kim Avery. Networking will start at 5:00 p.m., with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by an informal question and answer session. Additional networking will follow the Q&A. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available during the event and parking is included. Send any pre-questions for the Q&A to Sarah Binkowski at binkowski@semcog.org. Space is limited to 100 guests, so register today! Registration ends on Monday, March 25.www.mdotevent.eventbrite.com

We are now accepting Careers in Transportation for Youth (CITY)intern applications until Friday, March 22. COMTO seeks to prepare the best and brightest to become leaders, decisionmakers and change-agents in the transportation industry. Apply here.

Contact Info

info@comtomichigan.org

COMTO Michigan
P.O. Box 32439
Detroit, MI 48232

 From left to right:  Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, COMTO Michigan President Regine Beauboeuf, and Director Paul C. Ajegba.

Save the Date:   The Pioneer Award Dinner is April 23!