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Black History Month is Concluding, but RSJI Never Ends

The City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is a citywide effort to end institutionalized racism and race-based disparities in City government. In the month of February, SDOT is sharing stories of some of the projects and programs we are working on to achieve racial equity in our community.

Our new podcast for February focuses on Equity in contracting. Listen as Bobby Forch, SDOT Contracting Equity Manager, explains how the department supports Women and Minority Business Enterprises (WMBE), why it is important to do so and how to get more information on contracting with the city.

Bobby Forch presenting at the Elliott Bay Seawall Project information and networking event on February 1, 2012

Bobby also talks about the WMBE Wednesday workshops. These are hosted by
the city’s contracting staff and   are held on the first Wednesday of every month. The workshops are of great benefit to general and prime contractors, estimators, woman and minority business subcontractors, and experts and interested consultants in WMBE utilization for construction.


WMBE Wednesday Workshop
Attend on March 7th, 2012, 10 to 11 a.m., Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave., Room 4070. Click here to learn more about this workshop.