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M/WBE Advisory Committee

MMBR Liaison: Nikki Mims

Board Type: Orange County
Enabling Legislation:
The "Fairness in Procurement" ordinance was adopted October 15, 1984. Amendments included Resolution No. 85-M-07, adopted February 25, 1985; and Resolution No. 91-M-30, adopted June 25, 1991. Ordinance No. 94-02, adopted January 11, 1994, repealed the Fairness in Procurement Ordinance and created the Minority/Women Advisory Committee. Ordinance No. 94-17, adopted August 9, 1994, renamed the committee as the Minority/Women Enterprise Advisory Committee and increased the membership by seven non-voting members.
Seven voting members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Seven non-voting members designated by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association of Women in Construction, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Associated General Contractors. Non-voting members are appointed by the County Mayor and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners.
Member Types:
  • 7 At Large Representative
Term Length: 2 Years
Powers and Duties:
Hears Certification appeals from applicants that have been found by staff to lack the certification requirements; makes suggestions as it relates to Minority/Women Business Enterprises, and evaluates the Certification and MWBE Utilization reports.
Second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m., Commission Chambers, First Floor, Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Sheena Ferguson
Business Development Division
(407) 836-7345

Last Revised: 3/21/2023

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Jairo Batista At Large Representative 6/30/2025
Jacqueleen Bido At Large Representative 6/30/2025
Deidre Graybill At Large Representative 6/30/2024
Dionna Little Jones At Large Representative 6/30/2024
Joseph A. Simmons At Large Representative 6/30/2024

At Large Representative
   (2 positions)

March 13, 2024

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting March 2024.docx

February 14, 2024

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting February 2024.docx

January 10, 2024

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting January 2024.docx
  • Minutes - Draft Minutes January 2024 Advisory Board.doc (Draft)*

November 8, 2023

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting November 2023.docx
  • Minutes - Approved Minutes November 2023 Advisory Board.doc

October 11, 2023

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting October 2023.docx

September 13, 2023

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting September 2023.docx
  • Minutes - Approved Minutes September 2023 Advisory Board.doc

August 9, 2023

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting August 2023.docx

July 12, 2023

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting July 2023.docx
  • Minutes - Approved Minutes July 2023 Advisory Board.doc

June 14, 2023

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting June 2023.docx

May 10, 2023

  • Agenda - Agenda for Advisory Meeting May 2023.docx
  • Minutes - Approved Minutes May 2023 Advisory Board.doc

*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.