Colleen M. Robbs, MPA

Coordinator, Equal Business Opportunity Office
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Colleen M. Robbs is the Coordinator for the Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Office, for the Solid Waste Authority of PBC (Authority). Her responsibility is to administer the EBO Program and ensure that Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprises have an equitable opportunity to participate in the Authority’s procurement and contracting activities. She oversees the community outreach, application of Affirmative Procurement Initiatives, bid evaluation, contract compliance, monitoring and reporting.

Ms. Robbs focus is to increase availability, build capacity, and grow contract participation by S/M/WBEs in the Authority’s procurement process. Through sustainable community outreach and business partnerships, Ms. Robbs seeks to build awareness of the contracting opportunities that are available to businesses in the local community.

Ms. Robbs has more than twenty-five years of experience in economic development, small business enterprise financing, Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise Program Administration, and performance management in Atlanta, Georgia and South Florida.

Ms. Robbs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Contract Compliance Association and Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials.


The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.
The group includes: South Florida Water Management District, City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, (Office of Small Business Assistance, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.



Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2017 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.


  • Workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan and how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies.

  • Power Talks with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • Keynote Luncheon and Spotlight on Vendor Awards.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception And Awards Presentation

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