The N.C. chapter/conference of Minority Transportation Officials will host a reception to welcome Carolyn Flowers, chief executive officer of Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), on Wednesday, January 13.

The event will include a reception followed by dinner and a panel discussion.

In addition to Flowers, panelists for the event include: Julie Cunningham, CEO of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials; Mecklenburg County Commissioners Chairwoman Jennifer Roberts, chair; and Jim Westmoreland, deputy secretary for transit, N.C. Department of Transportation.

NC/COMTO was founded in 2004 as a statewide chapter of the national organization, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials ( Membership includes transit officials across various modes in both public and private sectors.

Date: Wed, Jan 13, 2009
Time: Reception starts at 6 p.m.
Location: Charlotte Museum of History (3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte)
Cost: $25 through Jan. 12 ($35 at the door) and may be purchased by calling Vincent Brown at (980) 722-7176.

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