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The City of Fayetteville and Fayetteville PWC's Disparity Study Meeting

Updated: Aug 23

THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE AND FAYETTEVILLE PWC LAUNCH THEIR 2022 DISPARITY STUDIES WITH A PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING.


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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (July 14, 2021) - The City of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) have commissioned Griffin & Strong, P.C. (“GSPC”) to conduct a Disparity Study to determine the effectiveness of the current policies related to local, minority, and women owned businesses and to recommend modifications and adjustments, if necessary, to the City and PWC's policies that comply with the law.

A Disparity Study is an objective research tool whose findings of discrimination, if any, are a prerequisite to an race or gender based remedial program. GSPC, a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a nationally recognized expert in disparity research. Public participation in the Study is critical to the accuracy of the Study findings which will result in policy recommendations to the City of Fayetteville and PWC. The study will determine whether there is a disparity between the percentage of minority and women owned firms that available to provide goods and services to the City and PWC along with the City and PWC’s utilization of those firms.


In the interest of preserving public health amidst COVID-19 concerns, GSPC will be hosting a virtual community engagement on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. This online session will provide the public with information about how the studies will be conducted and how they can participate. We encourage your participation and look forward to sharing information with you about this important study. The meetings will be hosted:


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

5:00-6 :30pm EST

PLEASE RSVP AT THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/FayettevilleDS



Note: Registration is free and advanced registration is recommended but not required to participate. Once you register via Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar. Use that link to join the Virtual Informational Meeting.

The meeting is facilitated and led by GSPC on behalf of the City of Fayetteville and PWC. As a part of the public record, all comments will be recorded and may be used as anecdotal evidence for the 2022 Disparity Study. For questions or concerns, please email Griffin & Strong at fayettevillestudy@gspclaw.com or fayettevillepwcstudy@gspclaw.com.


Griffin & Strong, P.C. is a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. Since 1992, the firm has represented individual clients, small businesses, corporations, and government entities in public policy consulting, legislation, contract compliance, supplier diversity consulting, and disparity research.


Contact: Syeda Shahbano

E-mail: fayettevillestudy@gspclaw.com

E-mail: fayettevillepwcstudy@gspclaw.com




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