Kansas City attorney Denise Farris, Farris Law Firm, LLC, has been named to the Unified Government Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas Fairness in Contracts Board, on which she will be representing metro women-owned businesses and contractors concerning the WBE goals for Unified Government projects. Farris was recommended for the board position by Rosie Privitera Biondo, President of MarkOne Electric, based on Farris’ past service on the Kansas City, Missouri Fairness in Construction Board; her work with the Jackson County Sports Complex and her legislative involvement with local, county, state and federal procurement programs.
Farris was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Women Impacting Public Policy, a national bipartisan public policy organization with a membership of more than 500,000 members advocating on behalf of women and minorities in business. During her two-year board term, Farris will assist with organization direction, strategy, and initiatives oversight. Farris assisted WIPP on Kansas legal initiatives and on national level procurement. She testified for WIPP before Congress in 2008 on the Women’s Equity in Contracting Act; served on the Senate small business advisory committee to Senator Olympia Snowe as WIPP’s representative; and currently serves as the WIPP representative on The Unity Council (a national minority / women business advisory group interfacing with federal agencies on M/W/DBE participation in federal procurement).