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)

Next Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2022
 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Line LRT Extension Lunda/CS McCrossan Project Office
11400 K-Tel Drive, Ste. 200
Hopkins, MN 55343

Meeting agendas and minutes

Minutes are not final until approved at the following meeting.

Meeting Date Agenda & Video Minutes Materials
6/16/2022 6/16/2022 Agenda for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee   Materials
5/19/2022 5/19/2022 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee   Materials
4/21/2022 4/21/2022 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
3/17/2022 3/17/2022 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
2/17/2022 CANCELED Materials
1/20/2022 1/20/2022 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
12/16/2021 CANCELED Materials
11/18/2021 11/18/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
10/21/2021 10/21/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
9/16/2021 9/16/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials

 
Name Representing
Ashanti Payne (Co-Chair) Met Council Office of Equal Opportunity
Scott Beutel (Interim Co-Chair) MN Department of Human Rights
Barry Davies 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
Leslie Woyee City of MPLS.-Contract Compliance
VACANT Hire MN
John O'Phelan Ramsey County Solutions
Mary Schmidt Minnesota Department of Transportation

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