Workforce Arizona Council







The Workforce Arizona Council is responsible for implementing the Governor’s strategic vision for a robust and effective workforce system in the State of Arizona. Consisting of industry leaders in private business, community and labor organizations, local and state government agencies, and members of the State’s legislature, the Council serves as a guiding force towards a stronger Arizona workforce and labor market. The Council receives its authority from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which was passed by the Federal legislature in 2014 by a large bipartisan majority. This act signaled a nationwide push to “put Americans back to work” and Arizona aims to be at the forefront of this enormous effort. By guiding and supporting the Arizona Workforce System in the implementation of Governor Doug Ducey’s vision for Arizona, the Workforce Arizona Council is helping to make a stronger Arizona.

The Workforce Arizona Council is comprised of four (4) standing committees and two (2) workgroups. The four committees and two workgroups are comprised of only members of the Council itself. The standing committees and workgroups are:

  • Performance Excellence Committee
  • Strategic Communications and Partnerships Committee
  • Quality Workforce Committee
  • Measuring Effectiveness Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Council Bylaws Workgroup
  • State Plan Workgroup

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Members of the Workforce Arizona Council are appointed by the Governor. The Council is comprised of industry leaders in private business, government, community-based organizations, and labor organizations. Governor Doug Ducey also sits on the Council, as do members of both houses of Arizona’s state legislature. Council membership requirements are spelled out in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act:

  • At least 51% of members are business owners, CEOs, or senior level executives 
  •  At least 2 members are representative of labor organizations in Arizona
  • At least 1 member is a representative of a registered apprenticeship program in Arizona
  • Core programs (such as adult education, training, career services, etc) are represented on the Council

This representation requirement is important to ensure that all facets of workforce development have a say on the Council. The Workforce Arizona Council is dedicated to meeting these federally mandated membership requirements.

Last Name First Name  Designee   Company/Association Representing
Ducey Douglas   State of Arizona Governor
Yee Kimberly   Arizona State Senate State Legislature
Leach Vince   Arizona House of Representatives State Legislature
Chucri Steve   Maricopa Board of Supervisors Local Elected Official
Lane William (Jim)   City of Scottsdale
Local Elected Official
Anable Susan   Cox Business
Banner Health
Escamilla Dominic   Country Financial Business
Gaspers Mark   Boeing Business
Gibb Randall   Grand Canyon University Business
Graver Todd M.   Freeport Business
Grove Dawn   Karsten Manufacturing Business
Horvath Alexander (Alex)   Tucson Medical Center Business
Longstreth Thomas   Ventana Medical Systems Business
Lucero Lawrence   Tucson Electric Power Business
Macias Stephen P.   Pivot Manufacturing Business
Mata Cecilia   AllSource Global Management Business
Terry Bill   IBM Business
Thompson Steven   Uber Phoenix Business
Trenschel Robert J.   Yuma Regional Medical Center Business
Yonko Doug   Hensley Beverage Company Business
Hamer Glenn   Arizona Chamber Trade Association
Martin David   AZ Chapter of the Association of General Contractors Trade Association
Quinlan Farrell A.   National Federation of Independent Business Trade Association
Anthony Dennis   Arizona Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Apprenticeship
Gilman Stephen   United Goodyear Firefighters Association Labor
Winkel Thomas   Arizona Coalition for Military Families Community-Based Organization
Douglas Diane  Sheryl Hart AZ Department of Education Core Program Lead Agency
Trailor Michael   AZ Department of Economic Security Core Program Lead Agency
Watson Sandra   Arizona Commerce Authority Economic Development

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The Workforce Arizona Council meets four (4) times per year, or once per quarter. The Council’s standing committees and Executive committee also meet about four (4) times per year, although they may meet more frequently depending on the work they are doing. The Council’s workgroups meet less frequently to discuss and advance their specific tasks.

Workforce Arizona Council meetings and Committee meetings are always open to the public and minutes from meetings are kept forever. Below is a listing of the most recent meetings with links to download minutes, meeting agendas, and any other documents set before the Council or its committees.

There is also a document archive below that contains Council/Committee documents for past years. Meeting documents for the Bylaws Workgroup and the State Plan Workgroup are included in the Archive. 



Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Location: TBD

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Location: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Location: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Location: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85007


Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes (2016/2017)

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Agenda,Minutes(Draft)

*Location:  Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ  85007 

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Agenda,Minutes(Draft)

*Location: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85007


Strategic Communications and Partnerships Committee 2018 Committee Charter

Monday, October 23, 2017 - Agenda,Minutes (Draft)

Friday, July 21, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes(Draft)


Measuring Effectiveness Committee 2018 Committee Charter

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Agenda

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Agenda,Minutes (Draft)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes(Draft)


Performance Excellence Committee 2018 Committee Charter

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Agenda,Minutes (Draft)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (Compliance Policy Review Workgroup) - Agenda

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - AgendaMinutes (Draft)


Quality Workforce Committee 2018 Committee Charter

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - Agenda,Minutes (Draft)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Agenda,Minutes(Draft)


Executive Committee (2016/2017)

Monday, November 20, 2017 - Agenda

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - Agenda (revised),Minutes(Draft)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes



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Policies and Reports

Council Documents

Workforce Arizona Council Bylaws

Communication Plan

Annual Report

State Plan

State Plan Executive Overview

Resources for Local Boards


01-2016 WIOA Local Governance Policy Approved

02-2016 Arizona @ Work Job Center Vision for One Stop Delivery System Policy Approved

03-2016 [email protected] Job Center Structure of One Stop Delivery System Policy Approved

04-2016 [email protected] Job Center One Stop Center Operator Selection Policy Approved

05-2016 [email protected] Job Center MOU and Infrastructure Costs Policy Revised

06-2016 Certification of [email protected] Job Center Policy  Approved

Additional Resources

Crosswalk for Revised Policies

Department of Labor WIOA Training & Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs)

One-Stop Operations Guidance  TEGL

Competitive Selection of One-Stop Operators TEGL

Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under WIOA TEGL

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