Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday


The Small & Underutilized Business Program encourages and fosters the economic development and expertise of small business, including those owned by women or minority persons, by addressing barriers to their success and promoting their opportunity to participate in the commerce of the City of Minneapolis.

And it is also the policy of the City of Minneapolis to provide small businesses, including women or minority owned businesses, with access to city business opportunities, including the procurement of goods, materials and services; and construction and economic development projects.

Useful Links

City of Minneapolis Purchasing Department

Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development

Business Finance Programs


Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MNUCP)


Leslie Woyee 
Contract Compliance Officer II
Contract Compliance Division
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
350 South 5th Street, Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415 
(612) 673-2583


Last updated Nov 6, 2013