Griffin & Strong Invites Local Business Community To Join The Virtual Community Engagement To Collect Public Testimony For The City Of Frederick's 2021 Disparity Study

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Every Voice Matters For The Future Of Future Of Our Contracting

The City of Frederick commissioned Griffin & Strong, P.C. (“GSPC”) to conduct a Disparity Study to determine if there is equity in City contracting. In addition, the Study will independently assess current and proposed minority and women owned business enterprise programs, policies, and procedures.

A Disparity Study is an objective research tool whose findings of discrimination, if any, are a prerequisite to any race or gender based remedial program. GSPC, a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a nationally recognized expert in disparity research. Public participation in the Study is critical to the accuracy of the Study findings which will result in policy recommendations to the City of Frederick.

In the interest of preserving public health amidst COVID-19 concerns, GSPC will be hosting two virtual community engagements on September 1, 2020 and September 2, 2020. These online sessions will provide the public with the opportunity to share their experiences, both positive and negative, doing business with and attempting to do business with the City of Frederick. We encourage your participation and look forward to your feedback on how the City of Frederick can improve diverse representation in public contracting. The meetings will be hosted:

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please RSVP at this link

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please RSVP at this link

Note: Registration is free and advanced registration is recommended but not required to participate.

Once you register via Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar. Use that link to join the Virtual Community Engagements on the meeting date you selected.

Meetings are facilitated and led by GSPC on behalf of the City of Frederick. As a part of the public record, all comments will be recorded and may be used as anecdotal evidence for the 2021 Disparity Study. For questions or concerns, please email Griffin & Strong at In addition, GSPC is conducting a survey of all business owners in the marketplace. Please take time to fill it out to further assist us with the collection of evidence for the Study at this link:

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 research.

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