Honoring Valarie McCall on the Occasion of Her Appointment to the Chair of the American Public Transit Association (Apta)by Representative James B. Renacci
Posted on 2015-12-10
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Mr. RENACCI. Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate Ms. Valarie
McCall on her appointment to the Chair of the American Public
Transportation Association (APTA). APTA strengthens and improves our
public transportation to ensure that all Americans have access to that
option in their communities across our nation. Valarie is a great model
for all aspiring public servants across the country, and is deserving
of our recognition and gratitude for this achievement.
Valarie began her distinguished public service career as the Director of Cleveland's Empowerment Zone, where she managed a $200 million budget and worked to advance job planning and placement initiatives, as well as providing financing to businesses. She was also the youngest city clerk for Cleveland's City Council and served on a countless number of boards benefitting her community. Today, Valarie serves as the Chief of Government and International Affairs for the City of Cleveland. As the first person to hold this position, she acts as a liaison between the Mayor's Office and State and Local Governments, Federal Agencies, and international organizations.
With her in-depth public service experience, I have no doubt that APTA will benefit tremendously from Valarie's Chairmanship. Her national appointment makes Ohio proud.
I ask my colleagues in the House to join me in recognizing her distinguished record of public service.