DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise & Workforce Advisory Committee collaboratively advises the Metropolitan Council, which oversees construction contractors’ efforts toward compliance with DBE Small Business and Workforce participation requirements during construction.

Committee Charter (PDF)

Meeting agendas and minutes

Minutes are not final until approved at the following meeting.

Meeting Date Agenda & Video Minutes Materials
1/18/2024 1/18/2024 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee   Materials
12/21/2023 CANCELED Materials
11/16/2023 11/16/2023 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
10/19/2023 10/19/2023 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
9/21/2023 9/21/2023 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
8/17/2023 8/17/2023 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
7/20/2023 7/20/2023 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee   Materials
6/15/2023 6/15/2023 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
5/18/2023 5/18/2023 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
4/20/2023 4/20/2023 Agenda for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee   Materials

Name Representing
Ashanti Payne (Co-Chair) Met Council Office of Equal Opportunity
Tyler Bishop (Interim Co-Chair) MN Department of Human Rights
Dan McConnell Minneapolis Building & Construction Trades Council
Gilbert Odonkor Hennepin County Purchasing and Contracts
Barb Lau Association of Women Contractors
Marvin Smith National Association on Minority Contractors
Shelia Olson Goodwill Easter Seals
Julie Brekke HIRED
Tony O'Brien Summit OIC
VACANT MEDA
Alex Merritt Twin Cities R!se
Johnie Burns City of MPLS.-Contract Compliance
Maura Brown Hire MN
John O'Phelan Ramsey County Solutions
Sean Skibbie Minnesota Department of Transportation
Derrick Givens IBEW 292 - Electricians
Noah Pratt North Central States Region Council Carpenters

METRO Green Line Extension

Green Line Extension Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 500
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Construction hotline: 612-373-3933