Jose Davila of J.D. Drywall:
'I am very thankful for all the hard work that Ms. Mason went through in helping me get paid on the contract at the Children's Center. She really went out of her way to help J.D. Drywall, Inc. She really helps a lot of people, because being a small company, any amount of money is needed to keep us going forward. I would really like to thank Ms. Mason in her role as Ombudsman and all the people helping us through the JSEB program. Thank you for your hard work.'
Ola Oduwole of the Olatech Group, Inc.:
'Thank you to the Department of Equal Business Opportunity in general and to [Dinah Mason] in particular. I have just received my final payment … which, I think, might not be possible without your office. I really appreciate [Ms. Mason's] numerous interventions as an Ombudsman for the city, [and] using [her] office to settle disputes that might have caused pain to all, especially to our company. However, with [Ms. Mason's] help, we were able to bring our disputes to [a] resolution acceptable to all.'
Ms. Candice E. Bobeck, President of Filing Source, Inc.:
'I want to take a moment to thank you and your staff for the wonderful assistance you provided Filing Source to solve two difficult issues that recently occurred with offsite storage service to the City of Jacksonville. . . .
We at Filing Source are thankful that you exist to help small business in our great city. It was refreshing to find your positive cando attitude in government where the size of government is sometimes overwhelming to knowing where to begin to solve issues like we experienced.'