SMBR director chosen because of her contributions to the community.
Veronica Briseño, Director of the City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR), has been selected as the first recipient of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Capital of Texas Awards - Public Service. Ms. Briseño was chosen because of her significant contributions to the community.
Her career comprises over 19 years of employment with the City of Austin in addition to her engagement with the Local Government Hispanic Network (LGHN), Central Texas Women Leading Government and “Woman to Woman”, a City of Austin employee affiliation group, which she co-founded and co-chairs.
“I am very humbled to receive this honor and to be recognized among other Latina leaders,” said Ms. Briseno. “This recognition reflects the tireless efforts of my team at the Small & Minority Business Resources to increase opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses in City contracting.”
The “Recognizing Latina Industry Leaders” luncheon will be held on Friday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704.
The City of Austin’s Small and Minority Business Resources Department assists small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses as they pursue contracting opportunities with the City of Austin; encourages Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) to participate in City contracts; provides bonding education and oversees the City’s MBE/WBE and DBE contracting goals in the areas of construction, professional services, commodities and non-professional services. Visit www.austintexas.gov/smbr or call (512) 974-7677.