COMTO Members attend KCATA’s 4th Annual Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards

On Tuesday, August 16th, members from the Kansas City Chapter of the Conference of Minority Officials (COMTO) supported Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s (KCATA) Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards celebrating individuals and organizations that, in the spirit of Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks, are making a difference in metro Kansas City and in public transit. Sponsored by Lathop & Gage, among other organizations, the Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards salutes individuals and organizations who make a positive difference in public transportation and in Kansas City.


Rosa Parks said “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” KCATA honored four recipients:

Champion of Transit Award – Emanuel Cleaver, U.S. Representative

RideKC Award – Jermaine Reed, KCMO City Councilman, 3rd District

Community Partner Award – Tom Gerend, Executive Director, KC Streetcar Authority

Business Partner Award – Alphapointe, Reinhard Mabry, President


COMTO KC President (Whitney Morgan) with Kansas City Streetcar Authority, winners of the Community Partner Award.

COMTO KC was grateful to attend this event and we look forward to supporting many more in the future!



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