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 A Tribute to Bill Millar on His Retirement as APTA President

Bill Millar

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Reception – 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Dinner, Program, Entertainment – 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

Please note: tickets for this event are no longer available.

Join us and help celebrate the career of a public transportation industry legend. A special reception and dinner is planned for Bill Millar to celebrate his 40 years in the public transportation industry and 15 years as APTA President.

The gala reception and dinner will take place on Saturday, October 1, in conjunction with APTA's Annual Meeting & EXPO 2011 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.

Net proceeds from the event will benefit the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF).

American Public Transportation Foundation

About APTF

APTF provides scholarships, fellowships, public transit education and research programs for students and professionals involved in, or entering, the public transportation field as a career.

Bill is a long-time champion of APTF and is an Eight-Star Diamond in the APTF Fellows Program, which was established to provide continued funding of the APTF Scholarship Awards Program.


To attend this event, you must purchase a ticket before September 26, 2011.  All tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. Except for sponsored tables, all individual tickets will be for general seating.

To receive your tickets, please bring your email confirmation to the APTA registration desk between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. You can also pick up your tickets at the event that evening.

Bill Millar at a younger age

Bill Millar at a younger age

Bill in the early days.

The price for individual tickets is $175.

$50 of the ticket price is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the APTF.


Cocktail attire.


If you have any questions, please contact Ann-Marie Glanville at or (202) 496-4836.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are no longer available for this event. If you purchased a sponsorship, please note that each reserved table includes 10 tickets.

Contact Yvette Conley at  or (202) 496-4868 for more information.

Event: Reception - $7,000 each

  • Name and logo in program
  • Name on table tent cards on cocktail tables
  • Two (2) reserved tables – dinner, program, entertainment
  • Signage in reception area

Platinum: Dinner - $10,000 each (limited to 4)

  • Name and logo in program
  • Three (3) reserved tables – dinner, program, entertainment
  • Premium seating area
  • Signage at door of event
  • Name and logo on screen, on stage, during event

Gold: Dinner - $5,000 each   

  • Name and logo in program
  • Two (2) reserved tables – dinner, program, entertainment
  • Signage at door of event

Silver: Dinner - $2,500 each

  • Name in program
  • One (1) reserved table – dinner, program, entertainment
  • Signage in dinner area
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