Minority Business Council

Our Mission is to advance and facilitate an environment of business opportunities, focusing on increasing expenditures to minority and woman-owned businesses by the City of Virginia Beach as a means to further the City's economic development and vitality. Our Vision is to be the leading influence in connecting contractor resources with City opportunities and beyond.

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Top Left to Right: MBC Associate Member Cuprice Anthony-Cox, MBC Associate Member Jaketa Clarck, MBC Member Kelvin Arthur, MBC Member Ron Lewis, MBC Member Ed Hopper 

Bottom Left to Right:​​ MBC Member Colleen Nabhan, MBC Member Francina Harrison,  MBC Vice Chair Olga Torres, MBC Member Harshad Barot, MBC Member Frances Thompson, MBC Member Clarence Neely ​​

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The MBC serves as an advisory agency to the City Manager and the City Council with respect to the City's procurement policies and procedures. ​

​If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Minority Business Council, please call 757-385-4438.