Fort Worth Recognized for Supporting Minority Businesses

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The City of Fort Worth has received two prestigious awards for supporting Minority Business Enterprises (MBE). The awards were presented Dec. 10 during the virtual E Awards 2020 gala by the Dallas-Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council.

For the second year, the city has been recognized on the list of North Central Texas’ Top 40 Companies for Best Practices. Christina Brooks, Chief Diversity Officer, was named Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year, the city said in a press release.

The E Awards represent excellence and are recognized as the premier event in North Texas recognizing the leadership of procuring entities (corporate and public sector) for their successful contributions to minority business inclusion and utilization. AD/FW MSDC E Award Champion of the Year for Executive Supplier Diversity Winner or nominee is positive recognition for Brooks and the City of Fort Worth
Buy Those Who Buy From Us recognizes best practices that have achieved real results using certified MBEs and encourages others to include best practices in their supplier diversity programs. These findings provide insight into MBE capacity building, advocating for internal discussions and trainings,
implementing multi-level programs, expanding spending outside of traditional procurement areas and more.

Brooks joined the City of Fort Worth in November 2019. She manages the new Diversity and Inclusion Department, formerly known as the City Manager’s Office Human Relations Unit.

The department is responsible for promoting equity for minority and women-owned businesses in the purchase of goods and services, and equity in the provision of all municipal services. The department also enforces various civil rights laws, promotes cultural awareness, and provides staff support to the Human Relations Commission.

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