12-07-2016  10:20 am      •     

WSDOT holds Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals Webinar and public meeting
 
OLYMPIA - Highway construction contractors and disadvantaged businesses owners will want to take note of two opportunities to have a say in the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) proposed overall goals for participation in federally-assisted highway, airport and transit related projects.
WSDOT's Office of Equal Opportunity will be holding a Webinar on July 9th and a public meeting on July 10th to discuss the proposed Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010 overall annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of the DBE Program is to create a "level-playing field" by providing equal opportunity on USDOT-assisted contracts and procurements.
The Webinar will be held on Thursday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and pre-registration is required.  Participants must pre-register by Wednesday, July 8, at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/400322440 . A Webinar is a Web-based meeting that allows participants to give, receive and discuss information from their computer.
The public meeting scheduled on Friday, July 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., is being held in conjunction with Sound Transit, as it will be discussing its overall annual DBE goals for FTA. The meeting is being held at Sound Transit's Union Station, 401 South Jackson Street in Seattle.
For additional information regarding the public meeting or Webinar please contact Jackie Bayne, WSDOT DMWBE Contract Compliance Officer, at (360) 705-7084 or via e-mail at BayneJ@wsdot.wa.gov .


Poetry Slam

The Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center will be hosing the Go Green Teen Poetry Slam on July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. It is a special opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to participate in a spoken-word competition reciting original poems with an environmental theme for a chance to win prizes, including a mountain bike and visa gift cards. Visit sewardpark.audubon.org for more information.



Make a Difference ... Travel with a Purpose

Free workshop facilitated by the Volunteer Resource Center by the Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens. The workshop will be held Wednesday, July 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Central Building, 810 3rd Avenue (between Columbia & Marion, Seattle)
To reserve your seat, contact Patti-lyn Bell at 206-684-0639 or patricia.bell@seattle.gov
Today many people seek a different way of traveling, going beyond the tourist vacation to connect with people in other areas and making a difference.
If you enjoy reading books about other cultures, watching cultural or travel shows, or attending events highlighting a world culture, consider an international volunteer opportunity. Come to our free workshop to learn more.
Our workshop presenters are well-versed in volunteering and cultural connections - they can share information and stories to help you decide what is best for you, your friends and your family:
Jennifer Thorvig and Autumn Lerner of the World Affairs Council, a membership-based organization that promotes greater understanding of global affairs in our Puget Sound community through public events, educational activities and an international visitor program.
Tammy Leland of Crooked Trails, a nonprofit, community-based travel organization that helps people broaden their understanding of the planet and its diverse cultures through education, community development, and responsible travel.
Representative of Cross Cultural Solutions, a nonprofit organization that operates volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding.

For bus information contact Metro at 206-553-3000 or http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov

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