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CMAA Oregon - DBE Success = Owner’s Success

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Lucky Labrador Tap Room

1700 N Killingsworth Street

Portland, Oregon 97217

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DBE Success = Owner’s Success

Please join us for an in-depth presentation from Amber Ontiveros where she will discuss local and national best practices for creating effective Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs. What does a successful DBE program look like? Efficiencies, time savings and cost reductions are all possible outcomes of a successful program. Amber will discuss how alternative delivery methods have been used by multiple jurisdictions to create effective DBE programs. Participants will hear about effective supportive services provided to DBEs both pre and post-award. Amber will also discuss the roles the owner, prime contractor and DBE firm play in contributing to a business’s short and long-term success.


Amber Ontiveros, owner of Ontiveros and Associates, is considered a national expert in DBE regulations and program implementation, having held several positions at the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration Offices of Civil Rights in DC. During her work, she led teams to rewrite several packages of DBE regulatory rule changes on behalf of the Obama Administration and taught agencies strategies for effective DBE programs. Before that, she led change management initiatives while at TriMet including developing a diverse contracting program on the Interstate MAX project, equity policy and an equity division that acted as a resource to other agency staff. Amber has a unique perspective, having been a federal regulator, former agency implementer, and a DBE.



Doors open at 5:30pm. Presentation starts at 6:00pm. Ticket price includes all you can eat pizza and ceasar salad.


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Questions? Please contact Amy Fimbel at fimbela@trimet.org.

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