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Purpose

Develop and implement an effective coordinated approach aimed at increasing the availability, participation, and use of small businesses and small disadvantaged business enterprises in the procurement activities of Broward County government. Identify and evaluate issues distinctive to small businesses and small disadvantaged business enterprises and provide recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and other Broward County government officials concerning enhancements to County procurement activities and practices. Enhance communication, increase opportunities, improve the economic viability, and enrich the overall business climate for small and disadvantaged business enterprises within Broward County.

Created By

Broward County Resolution #2001-0800, adopted August 21, 2001.

Amended by Resolution #2007-029, adopted January 23, 2007; removing specific term limits; replacing them with a reference to Section 1-233, Broward County Code of Ordinances.

Amended by Resolution #2009-352, adopted May 12, 2009; amending the definitions of the membership categories; revising membership requirements; increasing the membership by two (2) at-large members.

Membership

Eleven (11) members.

A. Each Broward County Commissioner shall appoint one (1) member using best efforts to appoint members representing the following:

(1) Minority small business owner;

(2) Woman small business owner;

(3) Small business owner;

(4) Prime contractor;

(5) Architectural or engineering consulting firm;

(6) Lending institution;

(7) Small business technical assistance organization;

(8) Minority business organization; and

(9) Women’s small business organization.

B. The Broward County Commission shall appoint two (2) at-large members to allow greater citizen participation.


Terms

Section 1-233 of Chapter 1, Article XII, Broward County Code of Ordinances, as may be amended from time to time.

Quorum

A majority of the total appointed board members.

Attorney

Carl L. Kitchner, Assistant County Attorney, 954-357-7600

Coordinator

Dawn Marshall, Economic Development Assistant
Office of Economic and Small Business Development
954-357-6185

Assistant

Vacant

Meetings

Monthly, first Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Broward County Governmental Center Annex, Room A-680

Website

Broward.org/smallbusiness

Financial Disclosure not required.

Updated 3/09/15