The Governor’s Minority Employment, Business Affairs and Economic Development Council

Mission

The Governor’s Minority Employment, Business Affairs and Economic Council in collaboration with major corporations, business owners, government entities, community and higher education institutions, seeks to develop outcome driven initiatives that can measurably grow minority business enterprises and minority employment opportunities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Vision

To be recognized as the “council” that eradicated disparity for minorities in business and employment opportunities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Priorities

  • To develop programs and initiatives that will foster economic development among minority businesses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
  • To increase capital and market opportunities for minority businesses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
  • To provide tools and educational resources needed for entrepreneurial development and successful employment for minorities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
  • To educate the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky on the value of minority employment and business growth;
  • To help foster the growth and sustainability of minority businesses.
 

Council Members

Waymen Eddings, Chair
Richard Abraham
Terry Atwell
Tawana Bain
George Brown

Olivia Davis

Kem Delaney-Ellis
Claudia Elridge
Verna' Goatley
Anthony Gray
Ali Haider

Deadra Hart

Chester Hicks

Tonya Jackson
Yvette Smith
Kristel Smith
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Council Meetings

The Council meets the 4th Wednesday of every other month and meetings are open to the public. For location, please contact the Governor's Office of Minority Empowerment at 502.564.2611 or email kcw@ky.gov. Remaining meetings for 2017 are:​

September 27th

November 22nd