Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission

Truman State Office Building
P. O. Box 809
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-8130
Phone 2: (816)-889-2340
Fax: (573)-522-8078

Email: MMBAC@oa.mo.gov
Website: http://oa.mo.gov/bc/mmbac/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 33.752

Department: Office of Administration

Mission: The Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission's purpose is to increase economic opportunity for minority businesses so that we can improve the overall climate of the state of Missouri; and to develop and establish the inclusionary process for state departments so that they can meet or exceed the goals and objectives of the legislation and executive order designed to increase minority participation in state procurement. Executive Order 03-06 transferred the Commission from Department of Economic Development to the Office of Administration

Function: The Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission identifies and assesses the needs of minority businesses throughout the state; initiates aggressive programs to assist minority businesses in obtaining state and federal procurement; makes recommendations regarding state policies, programs and procedures; and provides a focal point to assist and counsel minority small businesses in their dealing with federal, state and local governments. The Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission also initiates and encourages minority business education programs; analyzes current legislation and regulations as they affect minority businesses; and receives complaints and recommendations concerning policies and activities of federal, state and local governmental agencies which affect minority small businesses.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: at least 3 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 1 day

Preparation time for meetings: 2 hours

Total time commitment: 4 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 3

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem of up to $35 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 2 members must be members of the House of Representatives; 2 must be members of the Senate; 1 must be the Director of the Department of Economic Development; 1 must be the Commissioner of Administration; and 3 Governor's appointees must be minority business persons

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 2 Governor's appointees may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Mr. Michael Kennedy(D)
Governor Appointee 1
Wildwood
Term begins: Jul 28, 2009
Term expires: Sep 2, 2010

Dr. Adam R. Shariff(R)
Governor Appointee 2
Ballwin
Term begins: Mar 7, 2008
Term expires: Sep 2, 2009

Ms. Sheila Forrest(D) Chair
Governor Appointee 3
St. Louis
Term begins: Jul 6, 2009
Term expires: Sep 2, 2012

Vacant Slot
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives 1

Vacant Slot
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives 2

Vacant Slot
Member of the Missouri Senate 1

Vacant Slot
Member of the Missouri Senate 2

Mr. Mike Downing
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Jefferson City

Ms. Sarah Steelman
Office of Administration Commissioner