Cuyahoga County Hosts Forum on Contracting Equity

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The Cuyahoga County Government and Griffin & Strong,P.C. will host public hearings for 2019 Disparity Study on October 15th and 16th.

The Cuyahoga County government, in partnership with Griffin & Strong, P.C. is conducting a series of public hearings to gather comment from business owners and from the business community on public contracting procedures and opportunities for small and diverse businesses.

Cuyahoga County Office of Procurement & Diversity has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C to conduct a disparity study to examine relevant evidence to ascertain whether discrimination exists in the process of awarding contracts to Minority and Women Owned businesses. The study will focus on the availability and utilization of Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (collectively “M/WBEs”) in County contracting and examine relevant evidence of the effects of race- or gender-based discrimination upon the utilization of such businesses in County contracting.

Beginning October 15th, the business community is invited to provide input on ways the state the County can improve in its contracting process. There will be two (2) meetings will be held in the County:

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Cleveland Hts. – University Hts. Public Library
Meeting Room 1 & 2
2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Cuyahoga County Library – Parma Heights Branch
Meeting Room A
6206 Pearl Rd
Parma Heights, OH 44130

Free Parking and light refreshments will be available for all meeting attendees. If interested, please register via Eventbrite using the link below. Registration is encouraged but not required for entry. Please be aware that all comments provided during this hearing will be recorded and potentially utilized as evidence for the Disparity Study.

Also note that this meeting is being presided over by Griffin & Strong, P.C. and not Cuyahoga County. Neither GSPC or County personnel will be responding to questions, only accepting commentary. If needed, GSPC may ask follow up questions for additional clarity. For questions or concerns, please email Griffin & Strong Project Manager, Sterling Johnson, at or visit Please note all comments during the meeting may be recorded and potentially used in the studies.

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Griffin & Strong, P.C. is a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. Since 1992, the firm has represented individual clients, small businesses, corporations, and government entities in public policy consulting, legislation, contract compliance, supplier diversity consulting, and disparity studies.

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Sterling Johnson
Griffin & Strong, P.C.
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