Tuesday, February 24, 2009

AAEA President To Speak At COMTO Conference

The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) will sponsor a Transportation Summit on Thursday, March 5th. The theme of the summit, which will be hosted by Patton Boggs, LLC, is "A Ready To Go and Sustainable Workforce." The all-day summit will take place from 8:30am – 5:30pm at Patton Boggs’ offices located at 2550 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Ms. Donna Brazile will deliver the morning keynote. Following the summit, there will be a networking reception, at which Secretary Raymond LaHood has been invited to speak.

In addition to our keynotes, there will be five panels during the course of the day:

A National Model – The Missouri I64 Highway Expansion: Rallying the Stakeholders To Develop A Sustainable Workforce
Ready To Go Projects: Advocacy Groups Working Together To Ensure a Sustainable Workforce
The Challenges & Opportunities of A Sustainable Workforce – A View From Both the Public & Private Sectors
Government Initiatives To Develop a Sustainable Workforce (Including Green Jobs)

The Transportation Industry Workforce of the Future: A View From the Hill

This summit will convene over 100 transportation professionals to discuss a diverse and sustainable transportation industry workforce. COMTO not only seeks to contribute to the nation’s economic recovery discussion, but also to the planning and execution needed to devise strategies that will sustain a 21st century workforce. Due to limited space, please rsvp early to Ramonica D.M. Moore to confirm your attendance or call (202)530-0551, ext. 309.

Julie Cunningham, COMTO President (pictured at left)

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