New Program Coordinator Joins Clayton County Water Authority | News

TOMORROW – The Clayton County Water Authority has hired a new coordinator for its business program for local small businesses.

Isabel Parrilla joined the CCWA in October 2021. She previously worked as an operations and development manager for Tyson Tech, a small engineering consulting firm in the Virgin Islands.

Water Authority officials said the experience gave Parrilla “a real understanding of what it takes to run a small business and the importance of the business-to-business relationship”.

Parilla said small business is “the backbone of our community, fueled by passionate and enterprising minds.

“Small business is a fearless career that I applaud because I have seen firsthand how much effort it takes to be successful.”

The CCWA SLBE program is open to small businesses locally based in Clayton County or locally based in Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale, and Spalding. The program is designed to foster effective and widespread competition from all segments of the supplier community, including, but not limited to, minority-owned business enterprises, women-owned businesses, and small enterprises. It also provides an additional non-racial and non-sexist tool that the authority can use in its efforts to ensure that all segments of the local business community have a reasonable and meaningful opportunity to participate in CCWA contracts.

CCWA officials said the SLBE program continues to grow with more than $6.6 million spent with SLBE-certified businesses in the first two quarters of the current fiscal year, putting the authority on the right on track to exceed the $13.5 million spent with certified companies in the previous fiscal year. .

The information series provides an opportunity to meet CCWA staff, learn more about the goods and services CCWA purchases, the SLBE certification process, and how to do business with CCWA.

The workshop series focuses on providing valuable resources that are essential to addressing the challenges faced by small businesses while providing networking opportunities.

♦ The 2022 Information Series sessions will take place on:

♦ The 2022 Workshop Series sessions will take place on:

“I hope to create opportunities for our local small businesses through continued community engagement,” Parrilla said. “Contracting, development and networking opportunities are endless at CCWA, and it is my sole duty, in becoming a partner, to ensure that every local small business in our community and neighboring communities has access to these opportunities to foster business growth.”

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