City Solicitor Welcomes New Chief of Minority, Women’s Business Opportunity Office

BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, Aug. 2, 2021) — City Solicitor James L. Shea today announced Christopher R. Lundy as the new Chief of the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO). Lundy, a former Special Assistant Solicitor, Assistant Solicitor, and Chief Solicitor for the City, brings a vast array of experiences needed to fortify and reinvigorate MWBOO.

“We are very excited to bring Chris on board after an intense search for the best candidate among so many highly qualified applicants,” said Dep. City Solicitor Darnell Ingram. “We believe Chris will create synergy between MWBOO, partnering agencies, and business owners in our great City.”

Lundy, who also served as a member of MWBOO Certification Appeals Board from 2013 to 2020, is equally enthusiastic. “I  am familiar with the MWBOO team and I look forward to helping the office achieve its mission.  The success of MWBOO is vital to the development of the City.”

MWBOO is responsible for the Certification of Minority Business Enterprises and Women's Business Enterprises, maintaining a directory of certified business enterprises, investigating alleged violations of Article 5, Subtitle 28, certifying compliance with Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the City code before contracts are submitted to the Board of Estimates for award, setting MBE and WBE participation goals on contracts, and establishing certain annual goals for MBE and WBE participation.  You can learn more about the office and its mission here.   

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