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Palm Beach County Economic Inclusion Policy Deliberation Phase Timeline

With the Disparity Study completed, the Deliberations Phase gives all Small Businesses the opportunity to provide input, Policy suggestions and Program comments. The Black Chamber is a strong advocate and supporter and encourages all Small/Minority/Woman owned businesses to invest in your Company by participating in the dialog. At the end of the day, we are confident that Palm Beach County Small/Minority/Woman Business opportunities will increase and move towards economic parity.

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Palm Beach County Economic Inclusion Policy Deliberation Phase Timeline

7/11/18
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Internal Stakeholder Meeting
301 N. Olive Avenue, 7th Floor OFMB Conference Room, West Palm Beach, FL
The purpose of this meeting is to introduce staff to the consultant, Mr. Franklin Lee of Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP, to discuss the importance of staff input and the process of drafting the S/M/WBE Program Policy Options Matrix (to include SBE Ordinance Revision, M/WBE program ordinance development and revisions to the OSBA PPM) which will ultimately be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for their consideration and approval.

7/12/18
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
External Stakeholder Meeting
301 North Olive Avenue, 6th Floor Chambers, West Palm Beach, FL
Topic: Construction and Administrative Review

7/24/18
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
External Stakeholder Meeting
559 N. Military Trail, Exhibit Hall A&B West Palm Beach, FL
Topic: Professional Services (CCNA and Non- CCNA)

7/30/18
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
External Stakeholder Meeting
301 North Olive Avenue, 6th Floor Chambers, West Palm Beach, FL
Topic: Goods & Other Services

8/14/18
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Internal/External Stakeholder Meeting
559 N. Military Trail, Exhibit A, West Palm Beach, FL
Recap of all Internal/External Stakeholder meetings and present recommendations, outstanding issues and concerns and priorities. Present draft
ordinances and PPMs for staff review and external stakeholders for comments.

8/21/18
BCC Workshop
Time to be determined
301 North Olive Avenue, 6th Floor Chambers, West Palm Beach, FL
Presentation and review of proposed Ordinances and PPMs to BCC

9/18/18
Review and incorporate comments from staff and BCC for finalization of draft Equal Business Opportunity Ordinance and amendments of existing ordinances and PPMs.

10/2/18
Present final ordinances and PPMs at the First Public Hearing for new Equal Business Opportunity Program

10/16/18
Present ordinances and PPMS for final approval by the BCC. Request direction for program implementation at Second Public Hearing for Equal Business Opportunity Program.

Any questions, please contact:
Tonya Davis Johnson, Director
Office of Small Business Assistance
50 S. Military Trail, Suite 202
West Palm Beach, FL  33415
Main:    561-616-6840
Fax:        561-616-6850
www.pbcgov.com/osba

Tiffany FaublasPalm Beach County Economic Inclusion Policy Deliberation Phase Timeline