ODOT established a Community Oversight Advisory Committee in March 2019 with a focus on the project’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/On-the-Job Training program. The committee provides constructive feedback and recommendations to ODOT that are essential to developing a successful program that maximizes utilization and aims to create economic and redevelopment opportunities. The committee consists of representatives of multiple interests including racial diversity, diversity of thought, private and public sectors, and members with lived experience, institutional history, a connection with the Project area, and diversity in contracting expertise. The committee facilitator is Johnell Bell.
Learn more about the Community Oversight Advisory Committee’s role on the project’s website.