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)

DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Members
Name Representing
Ashanti Payne (Co-Chair) Met Council Office of Equal Opportunity
Salima Khakoo (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
Nancy Nichols MEDA
Alex Merritt Twin Cities R!se
Leslie Woyee City of MPLS.-Contract Compliance
Mel Reeves Hire MN
John O'Phelan Ramsey County Solutions
Mary Schmidt Minnesota Department of Transportation
 
 

Meeting agendas and minutes

Minutes are not final until approved at the following meeting.

Meeting Date Agenda & Video Minutes Materials
10/21/2021 10/21/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee  
9/16/2021 9/16/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee   Materials
8/19/2021 8/19/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
7/15/2021 7/15/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
6/17/2021 6/17/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
5/20/2021 5/20/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
4/15/2021 4/15/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
3/18/2021 3/18/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
2/18/2021 2/18/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
1/21/2021 1/21/2021 Agenda & Video for DBE & Workforce Advisory Committee Minutes Materials