About Our History
MIAMI CHAPTER HISTORY (1986 – Present)
In December 1985, Charles George, then Director of Human Resources Administration for the Metro-Dade Transportation Administration, attended the annual meeting of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) in Los Angeles, California. He was so strongly impressed that upon his return, he initiated steps to organize a local chapter. In December 1985, Harold Williams, COMTO Vice President, visited Miami and met with a group of individuals interested in establishing a local chapter. COMTO Greater Miami Chapter was established in January, 1986 by Charles George with thirteen (13) members. By February, the membership had increased to thirty one (31) members and officers were elected. The first elected officers were as follows: Charles George, President, Carmen Hamm Davis, Vice President, Karen Forshee, Secretary, Eugene Morrison, Treasurer, and Sylvester Johnson, Parliamentarian. By September 1986, the membership had grown to fifty one (51) active members who were dedicated toward improving the advancement of minorities in the transportation field.