Friday, March 16, 2018

San Diego Wins Equal Opportunity Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The National Black Contractors Association recently honored the Port of San Diego with its “Public Agency of the Year” award, which is bestowed on public agencies that have strong involvement with community groups and offer educational programs and information about upcoming contracting opportunities.

According to the port, San Diego was recognized for “its commitment in assisting with the growth and development of emerging contractors and for its alliance with the Black Contractors Association of San Diego.”

“At the Port of San Diego, we value diversity and inclusion,” said Rafael Castellanos, chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “Through our Equal Opportunity Program, we champion our efforts to attract diverse businesses and applicants, to foster and retain an engaged and committed workforce and to provide access for all. We are grateful to the National Black Contractors Association for recognizing these efforts and for naming the Port Public Agency of the Year.”