Director Beverly Watts will be among those honored at the event in recognition of her professional achievements and exemplary leadership in the transportation industry.
“I am pleased that Beverly is receiving this award and this level of recognition for all she has done and continues to do on behalf of the people of Wayne County,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans.
The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), founded in 1971, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing minorities and other underrepresented groups in the transportation industry. With 35 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, COMTO’s mission is to ensure opportunities and participation in transportation for minorities, veterans, people with disabilities and certified minority, women or disadvantaged-owned businesses through leadership training, professional development, scholarship and internship funding, advocacy, partnership building and networking opportunities.
“The honorees represent a broad cross-section of multi-modal transportation in both the private and public sectors. Furthermore, these women exemplify the very definition of excellence. While their areas of influence and affiliations are diverse, their unequivocal commitment to advancing and strengthening our nation’s infrastructure is unparalleled,” said a press statement released earlier by COMTO in recognition of the event.