Urban Forum Northwest

Lehke Fernandes, Bob Armstead, Jon Bersche and more

Thursday, November 17 on Urban Forum Northwest:

*Lehke Fernandes is the new Director of the Washington State Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise (OMWBE) comments on the her vision for the office and provide an update on how Governor Inslee’s Executive Order will create opportunities for her clients.


*Bob Armstead, President, Washington State Chapter-National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) comments on the recently passed Infrastructure funding legislation and talk about the possibility of a goal for Minority Businesses in every aspect of the funding.


*Jon Bersche, Job and Training Advisor for the City of Seattle has been a member of the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition and in the past has Co Chaired the Seattle MLK Opportunity Fair that will be held on the MLK Holiday on January 16, 2023. Information at www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.


*Sarah Sense Wilson, Founding member, Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA) comments on the challenges and success of UNEA. She will also comment on the UNEA representatives and students trip to Washington DC.


*Reginald Robinson, Owner Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning and Spices of Kent WA talks about the Thanksgiving and holiday treats that you can order like turkey stuffed with shrimp or wild rice from Louisiana.


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