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Diversity Business Advisory Committee Welcomes 5 New Members 
This week, the Diversity Business Advisory Committee met with Mayor Madeline Rogero and discussed strategies for reaching out to owners and managers of companies owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans who are interested in doing business with the City.

The committee's purpose is to advise City officials on ways to increase opportunities for Diversity Business Enterprises (DBEs) to grow and prosper. 

The City each year awards contracts for goods and services totaling about $50 million, and roughly 1 in 3 City dollars spent in competitively bid contracts were awarded to small businesses in the last fiscal year.

The Diversity Business Advisory Committee meets every other month, and five new members have joined the committee. The Jan. 9 meeting was their first, and Mayor Rogero welcomed their perspectives and ideas.

Members of the Diversity Business Advisory Committee met with Mayor Madeline Rogero on Jan. 9, 2019.

In the photo above (* denotes the new committee members):

Front row (seated) from left to right: Nikitia Thompson, KUB*; Cassandra McGee Stuart, ORNL*; Mayor Rogero; Terrence (T.C.) Carter, Knoxville Area Urban League; Coral Getino, Spanish Language Solutions; and Pamela Cotham, the City's Assistant Purchasing Agent. 

Back row (standing) from left to right: Mark Isom, Premiere Building Maintenance Corp.*; Tiki Dixon, Spectra Tech Inc.*; Mike Bannon, Knoxville Area Transit; Boyce Evans, the City's Deputy Finance Director; Steve Stilts, Tennessee Veterans Business Association*; Terry McKee, KCDC; Angelia Rooks, the City's Diversity Business Specialist in the Purchasing Department; and City Staff Attorney Alyson Dyer.

Members of the Diversity Business Advisory Committee met with Mayor Madeline Rogero on Jan. 9, 2019.
Posted by evreeland On 11 January, 2019 at 5:26 PM