Making Money from Water! | NAWBO

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Our panel will be discussing how to get certified, what to do once you are certified and how to win contracts.  

  • Learn how to bid on contracts for multiple water districts
  • Becoming a certified WBO
  • Benefits from being a certified WBO and how it can help you with bids and contracts. 

Meet Our Featured Panelists

Kenneth L. Ashford
Principal Public Affairs Representative, Metropolitan Water District

Kenneth L. Ashford works in the Business Outreach Program for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The program promotes participation in Metropolitan contracting opportunities to regional small and disabled veteran-owned businesses in Southern California. Click here to learn more about Kenneth L. Ashford.

Cynthia Carbajal
Senior Buyer, Eastern Municipal Water District

Cynthia Carbajal has worked in the procurement field in various roles since 1997, starting as a warehouse and receiving manager for a contract manufacturing firm. Click here to learn more about Cynthia Carbajal.

Harlan Delzer
Contract Administrator II, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Harlan has been working within Southern California since 1978. Starting in cancer research, at the City of Hope; and small business pharmaceutical manufacturing.  Realizing that California is “all about water” – Harlan joined a water agency, Inland Empire Utilities Agency for more than 30 years ago. Click here to learn more about Harlan Delzer.

Karla Gonzales
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center

Karla Gonzalez is a Lead Business Consultant for the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, a federally funded program through the Small Business Administration (SBA) since April 2010. Click here to learn more about Karla Gonzales.

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