JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA– June 8, 2019 – The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Jacksonville Chapter held their 11th Annual Bowl-a-Thon on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Bowl America on Beach Boulevard. Over 60 people attended and participated at this year’s event. Also, for the first time in COMTO-Jax history, because of the generous amount of funds received this year the Chapter awarded five scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,000. A grand total of $6,500 in scholarships awarded. This is the largest amount we have ever awarded at one time.

A core mission of COMTO is to attract the best and brightest to the transportation industry.

The COMTO Jacksonville Chapter would like to thank our gracious sponsors for their contributions in raising funds to support our community programs.

A special thank you to the Chapter President and Bowl-A-Thon Committee Chair, Chris Macklin, participants, COMTO Jacksonville members and a host of volunteers that supported this year’s event.

Genfare is proud to support our partner COMTO, and this amazing initiative.



Founded in 1971, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO’s mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color, through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development. The organization membership includes individuals, groups, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations, and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs).  


Chartered in April 2000, COMTO Jacksonville is the 23rd chapter that was inducted into the COMTO family. In nearly 20 years of service, we have active members representing various premier transportation agencies such as Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and many more. We will continue our vision of educating and providing the community with programs and information relating to innovative multi-modal transportation initiatives.


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