The City of Buffalo's Office of Contract Compliance monitors and tracks adherence to the City's workforce and MWBE utilization goals and requirements. This workshop will cover what those goals and requirements are and how they apply to DPW bids, as well as what the responsibilities of prime and subcontractors are throughout the contract, including reporting subcontractor payments, submitting pay-applications, and uploading certified payrolls.
Shatorah Donovan is an attorney and Chief Diversity Officer for
Mayor Brown’s Office of Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion. As an attorney, Ms. Donovan practiced immigration law from a holistic perspective. She assisted business owners and professionals attain status in the United States, but most dear to her heart was helping individuals and families from around the world fight for their most basic human right- the right to live without fear and persecution. As Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Buffalo she is focused on creating and enhancing opportunities for historically disadvantaged populations. She does this through economic development, education, and policy implementation. She believes that Buffalo’s prosperity will be sustained through abundant inclusion.