CBI Advisory Committee

Under City Manager Marcus D. Jones' leadership, the City of Charlotte is working to focus its efforts on City Council's economic development objectives. To further this initiative and to ensure that the city is providing economic opportunities to everyone in the community, City Council established the Charlotte Business INClusion Advisory Committee (CBIAC) in January 2017.

The committee is charged with the following:

  • Reviewing Minority, women, Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) utilization and participation on City contracts

  • Providing recommendations and advice to City Council on ways the city can enhance diversity and inclusion of MWSBEs in city contracting and procurement

  • Providing a forum for CBI stakeholders to raise issues and have input into CBI policy recommendations

  • Advising the city of business community conditions that may affect business-government relations

  • Serving on future city Disparity Study Advisory Committees

The CBIAC will work closely with the City Council's Workforce and Business Development Committee. The committee reviews and recommends policies to create a thriving economic climate where businesses are connected to highly skilled talent and technologies.

Committee Members

  • Chairperson Vernetta Mitchell: At-Large
  • Vice Chairman Harrison Williams: Charlotte Black Chamber of Commerce (CMBCC)
  • Valerie Del: Metrolina Minority Contractors Association (MMCA)
  • Chyna Green: At-Large Prime Construction Company
  • Sharon Walters: Carolina Association of General Contractors (CAGC)
  • Nicole Reina: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Alex Bui: Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Rebecca Laclaire: Metrolina Native American Association (MNAA)
  • Cheavonne Willis: At-Large Professional Services Company
  • Stephanie Moore Hand: At-Large Prime Construction Company
  • Jamal Cook: At-Large
  • Kymberlyn Gardner: At-Large Prime Construction Company
  • Gary Beal: At-Large Prime Construction Company (Council)