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File #: 0254-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into contract with Debora Myles Consulting LLC for marketing and event planning services in support of the Commission on Black Girls; to authorize appropriations and expenditures of $35,870.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($35,870.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. Ord 0254-2020 Legislation Template
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a contract with Debora Myles Consulting, LLC in support of the Commission on Black Girls.

Debora Myles LLC will be responsible for marketing and event planning services for the Commission on Black Girls. Including but not limited to the following:
· Event Planning & Event Management
· Manage and Establish a Database
· Creative Design-Printed Pieces including event program, Bookmark, and Chatbooks
· Social Media Engagement: Facebook, Instagram, and more as needed
· Website Planning Updates and Revisions
· PowerPoint: Event & Traveling Show
· PR: tv, newspaper, magazine, radio
· Messaging: Development and Implementation
· Create Slideshow(s)
· Establish and Test Playlist
· Run-of-Show: Create and Manage
· Attend Commission Meetings
· Attend City Council Meetings as Needed

About the Commission on Black Girls: Racial disparities persist in various economic and social outcomes. Income, wealth, educational attainment, and health all have trends that highlight the persistence of the challenges that have resulted from historical realities. Inequities continue to present significant challenges in the lives of Black women even from their childhood.

In order to change the trajectory of Black women, it is important to focus on Black girls and position Black girls “at promise” as opposed to “at risk”. On July 16, 2018 Columbus City Council adopted resolution 0208X-2018 to create a Commission on Black Girls, sponsored by Council Member Priscilla R. Tyson. The twenty-five member Commission is composed of key community stakeholders representing private, public and non-profit organizations.

The Commission will study and assess the current quality of life for Black girls’ ages 11-22, residing in central Ohio. Intervening in the experiences of Black females while they are still girls may be the most effective way of improving their future outcomes. The Commission has engaged in six months of intensive...

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