I want to thank you for your support of the Regional Black Contractors Association. Your support and hard work coupled with an awesome staff and devoted board, is what has made this Association the success we see today as we pursue our mission: to advocate for and advance the development and growth of African-American owned businesses and their capacity. I am honored to serve as the Chair for 2017.
The Regional Black Contractors Association, Inc. (RBCA) was incorporated in November 2014 by a small group of Black volunteers who also happened to be contractors. The new formation was spearheaded by the Black Contractors Association and the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce. Since its inception, the RBCA has grown into an organization of over 200 member networks consisting of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, corporations, and public entities. In 2017 we are looking forward to the new relationships we are building and keeping the ones we have, strong. With the RBCA in our community, our communities will begin to look different in positive ways over the course of time. The opportunities to grow and expand small business, while employing the unemployed workforce, is the exact concept that our Association advocates for, and we strive to mold our culture with this philosophy. We will continue to lead the way.
As we have grown and changed, it has become even more important to work together and plan together with common goals and united leadership. To that point, we recognize and appreciate those who have shared the vision, created the goals, led the efforts and generated the success. It is with the legacy of united leadership and service that we will be successful in being the change we want to see.
There is an old African proverb that says “When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear”. This year I will act as Chairman of the Board for the Regional Black Contractors Association and its members. I consider it an honor to be a both a pupil and a teacher walking in the steps of those who have traveled before me and who have been instrumental in making the DFW metropolis a great place to live, work and play. Join us and help to make 2017 a great year.
All the best,
John Proctor, Chairman