A Trailblazer Award was given to Gayle Holliday, President and CEO of G&H Consulting and former executive at KCATA.
The Trailblazer Award was presented to Dr. Gayle Holliday who has paved the way for others over nearly three decades, with an ongoing passion and career promoting women, people of color and indeed, people who may be underserved. She has shown great courage, skillful collaboration and heartfelt commitment as she helped thousands of KCATA employees discover their own journeys over the years. KCATA is pleased to recognize her years of leadership, organizational change and mentoring at the KCATA, and currently her invaluable role as an advisor, liaison and facilitator as KCATA builds its DBE/WBE programs.
Holliday said Rosa Parks legacy continues to be important. “A small statement, a small movement, a small action, can change the course of history,” Holliday said.
The Rosa Parks Spirit Awards celebrate 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. This marks the sixth year for the awards, whose honorees have included U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, one of KCATA’s first black bus operators Ray Harris, Mayor Sly James, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Downtown Council.