DBE Supportive Services kicked off 2018 with the first in a series of networking luncheons on Friday, February 16, 2018. Hosted at the Blue Moose in Topeka, participants had an opportunity to meet other DBEs, ask questions of KDOT staff, and learn about upcoming events and services. 

For the kickoff luncheon, Angela Motsinger of Motsinger C.P.A. Tax & Accounting, LLC gave an overview of the many services offered through the program. From 1-on-1 coaching sessions to networking events, the focus for 2018 is on connecting people and providing the supports needed for DBEs to succeed. 

View the list of 2018 DBE Supportive Services offered.  

Doria Watson, KDOT Civil Rights Administrator, and Robyn Dudney, KDOT Program Consultant, were also available to answer participant questions and highlight upcoming opportunities. 

Participants at the February DBE Networking Luncheon

KDOT representatives Doria Watson (bottom left), Civil Rights Administrator, and Robyn Dudney (middle left), Program Consultant, answer questions at the February DBE networking luncheon.

The February event is the first in a series of networking luncheons planned for 2018. Planned for the third Friday of each month, the luncheons will be held at various locations across Kansas. Each event will feature a topic and guest speaker as well as ample time to network with fellow participants.

The next networking luncheon will be held on March 16, 2018 at the Blue Moose, 10064 Woodland Rd, Lenexa, KS. The guest speaker will be Dr. Kenneth W. Jones with the U.S. Department of Transportation, who will be discussing bonding.