Local Boards

Local Boards

The Local Board represents a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout a local area.  Local Boards serve as a critical lynchpin in ensuring that workforce training and investments are aligned with the needs of a workforce area’s economy through the design, delivery, and oversight of the local workforce development system. In this capacity, some of the critical functions of the board are:

  • Works to develop a comprehensive and high-quality workforce development system by collaborating with its workforce, education, and economic development partners;
  • Serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker effective relationships between the Chief Local Elected Officials and economic, education, and workforce partners;
  • Develops a strategy to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system through an integrated and aligned workforce system;
  • Approves and submit on behalf of the Chief Local Elected Officials the local workforce plan.

City of Phoenix - Local Board


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Mission:  The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board serves as a catalyst, identifying and addressing the evolving business needs of Greater Phoenix by convening partners to provide customer-centric solutions and resources which offer employers access to a skilled workforce.

Vision:  Businesses will have access to world-class talent through a comprehensive, seamless system of partners that positions Phoenix as a global leader for economic growth.

Meetings PY 2017-2018

Full Board:

9am @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl


Executive Leadership Committee:

9am @ Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor East

August 10, 2017 Agenda / Minutes


Meetings PY 2016-2017

Full Board
9 am @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl
July 14, 2016 Agenda / Minutes
August 11, 2016 Agenda / Minutes
September 8, 2016 Agenda / Minutes
September 14, 2016 Special Session Agenda / Minutes
November 10, 2016 Agenda / Minutes
January 12, 2017 (Cancelled)
March 9, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
April 13, 2017 (Moved from ELC) Agenda / Minutes
May 11, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
June 8, 2017 (Moved from ECL) Agenda

Executive Leadership Committee
9 am @ Phoenix City Hall,  200 W. Washington, 20th Floor East
October 13, 2016 Agenda / Minutes
January 17, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
February 9, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
April 27, 2017 Agenda / Minutes

Continuous Improvement Committee: March 27, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18
12 pm @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl.

Business Engagement Committee: March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21
9 am @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N.1st Ave., 6th Fl.

Service Delivery Committee: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, Decebmer 8
8:30 [email protected] The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl

Advancing Youth Workforce: February 28, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 26
8:30 am @ various meeting locations.

Click Here for a printable PDF of the Calendar.



Derek Anderson

Business Sr. Director System Recruitment, Banner Health

Derek Anderson currently serves as the Sr Director of Recruitment at Banner Health.   He has been in his current role for 2 years, and possesses over 12 years of Human Resources Leadership Experience throughout his career.  Prior to working at Banner, Derek spent 10 years with Target Corporation, most recently as an HR Director.  He is a native to Arizona, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.  

Daniel Barajas

Community College

Director, Industry Partnerships, Maricopa County Community Colleges

Daniel Barajas comes to the Maricopa County Community Colleges District from Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona where he was most recently the Dean of Career and Technical Education for his last seven years there - leading occupational academic programming, continuing education & workforce development, and academic support services.  Daniel spent nearly fourteen years at AWC during which time he was also an Associate Dean for Community and Educational Partnership, marrying educational opportunity to business and workforce need.  Daniel also spent nearly ten years in the Pima Community College system where he worked for the Center for Training and Development, along with other roles in the Student Services area.

In total Daniel brings twenty four years of post-secondary experience to job, collaborating with secondary, university, business and industry partners - in addition to economic development and one-stop systems. Daniel's formal education consists of an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Master's degree in post-secondary Educational Administration.  Daniel also brings State leadership experience through a diversity of roles, and has formerly served as the President of the Arizona Occupational Administrators Council (AOAC).

Since joining the Maricopa County Community Colleges District as the District Director for Community Partnership and Workforce Development in April of 2016, he has enjoyed affiliation with regional education and business and industry partners, with a recent appointment as Board Member for the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board. 

Audrey Bohanan

Business - Health Care

Chief People Officer, Adelante Healthcare

Ms. Bohanan was privileged to join the Workforce Development Board in January of 2015.  She is currently the Chief People Officer Adelante Healthcare a Federally Qualified Community Health Center with 9 Health Centers  serving patients in Maricopa County. In this role she oversees all human resources functions for the organization. Her areas of responsibility include  recruitment , benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and employee development. Mrs. Bohanan received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and a Masters of Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management in Phoenix, AZ. She is a results-oriented Human Resource professional with extensive experience in the Employee Benefits Health Care industry. Prior to joining Adelante Healthcare she held leadership roles at Go Daddy and CIGNA Healthcare. Ms. Bohanan served in a variety of Director level roles from National Accounts, Quality, Customer Advocacy and Employee Benefits. These roles have strengthened her commitment to the health and wellness, recruitment, retention development of the workforce in the community we serve.

Kelley Coats

Business - Large Public Utility Director of Customer Operations, APS

Kelley is the Director of Customer Operations. In this role, she has responsibility for the customer service operations organization, including overseeing the handling of customer inquiries and interactions in the contact center, business offices, email and automated phone system. Coats began her career at APS in 2005 as a Program Manager in the Marketing department taking on roles with increasing responsibilities before moving into Customer Operations in 2012.  Prior to joining APS, Kelley worked at Omaha Public Power District. She currently serves on the board of Waste Not in addition to sitting on the City of Phoenix Business and Workforce Board. Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.


Andres Contreras

Community Based Organization

Vice President, Acquisition and Development, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Andres L. Contreras currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Social Services & Education and have direct oversight of Migrant and Seasonal Headstart/ EHS, Community Schools, Housing Counseling and Family Empowerment Services. Mr. Contreras possesses over 23 years of community focused non-profit and for profit program experience. He has worked with a variety of entities including schools, businesses, other nonprofit organizations, as well as local, state and federal government. His experience includes extensive involvement in strategic planning and program development in the areas of prevention, workforce develop-ment, elderly services, behavioral health, housing, child & family welfare, immigration ser-vices, emergency assistance, human resource, commercial development and acquisition provid-ing direct services and overall program over sight and leadership. Mr. Contreras has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix and Master in Business Administration Degree from the Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University.

Jan Davis Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant Program Manager, AZ Dept. of Economic Security
Dept. of Employment and Rehabilitation

Nick DePorter


Senior Field Organizer, LinkedIn

Nick DePorter’s professional experience includes community relations, business development, strategic planning and higher education leadership. Nick currently works at LinkedIn serving as the Senior Field Organizer on the Policy and Government Relations team. Nick is responsible for partnering with companies, non-profits, education providers and governments to create economic opportunity for every member of the workforce.  Nick is also an elected Councilmember for the Town of Fountain Hills.

Ali Gamero-Hernandez

 Employment Services

Phoenix Area Manager, AZ Dept. of Economic Security
Dept. of Employment and Rehabilitation

Stacie Garlieb

Small Business 

President, Successful Impressions LLC

Stacie Garlieb is the President of Successful Impressions LLC which assists students and working professionals with career search skills and supports businesses with candidate recruitment.  She is a national speaker and author who has presented on various career skills topics at collegiate and community based events. In collaboration with businesses in various fields, she recruits at public and private universities as well as community career fairs.  Over more than twenty five years, she worked in Fortune 500 organizations after earning her BS from ASU.

Tony Gauthier Labor Financial Secretary Treasurer, UA Local 469

Malcolm Green

Business Executive Director, Arizona Manufacturing Partnership, Inc.

Travis Hardin, Chair


Communications Consultant, Wells Fargo

Travis Hardin is a native of Columbia, TN., and a Communications Consultant /Assistant Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank & Co. With more than 15 years of leadership experience, learning and sales development Travis continues to implement and execute initiatives which meet the needs of the community. Travis believes he is best served by not sitting back and counting his blessings but by sharing them. Travis lives in Laveen with his wife Sharkea and their daughter Nia. He received a BA from Aquinas College. Travis was elected to the Board in 2013.

Delbert Hawk


President, IBEW Local Union 640

Delbert Hawk currently serves as the President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 640 in addition to being the Chairman and Labor Trustee at the Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

Delbert began his career as a Union electrician when he joined the Phoenix Electrical Apprenticeship program through I.B.E.W. Local 640. He graduated from the five year apprenticeship program in 2004 to become a Journeyman Wireman.  Soon after, he started working in the field and was quickly appointed as a Foreman, working for multiple contractors on high profile jobs here in Arizona, such as, Intel and APS.  In addition, he also spent two years teaching first and third year students enrolled in the I.B.E.W. Apprenticeship program.

In 2013, he was brought into the Local Union 640 Business Office as a Business Development Representative, and shortly thereafter, elected as the Local Union President in 2014.

Delbert was appointed as the State Political Coordinator for the I.B.E.W. 7th District in 2015, increasing his involvement in political events and activities. Other appointments include serving as a Trustee for the Local 640 Health and Welfare Fund and Pension Fund, plus several other State and Municipal affiliations such as: Arizona Town Hall, Alliance for Construction, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Technology Council, just to name a few.

Delbert stays very active in the community and business sector, promoting the

I.B.E.W. Apprenticeship  program  and educating non-signatory  contractors  and workers about the benefits of becoming a member of the I.B.E.W.

Jeff Holly Labor SMART Local Union 359, Business Manager
Financial Secretary-Treasurer

Michelle Jameson

Veteran Serving Organization
Older Workers
U.S. Vets - Phoenix - Director

Michelle is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS-Phoenix, a national leader in providing housing, employment and other critical services to veterans, in this position, she oversees the agency’s fiscal and program operations.  As a daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, Michelle understands the need and importance to provide a variety of supportive programs for veterans to ensure a successful and supportive integration into civilian life.  Michelle has extensive experience in executive-level management, non-profits and education.  She has served on a numerous boards working in support of homelessness, education, advocacy and employment.

Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and obtains an Arizona Principal Certification.  In her career she has worked as an Education Division Social Services Manager, a School Administrator where she was responsible for development, design and oversight of multiple school programs. Her other positions held include being a Biology & Physical Science Teacher, an Adult Basic Education Instructor and a Training Facilitator for the Family Literacy Network. Michelle currently is a Board Member on the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board and is an active member of the following committees:  Maricopa Continuum of Care Committee, Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness Legislative Advocacy and the Unified Arizona Veterans.  


Jeff Kulaga

Higher Education Director of Business Development and Employer Relations

Keila Llanes

Small Business Cr. HRA (Generalist) Amazon.com
Jesus Love Adult Basic Education Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa

Beth Salazar


Non-Profit Managment Resource Development

Beth Salazar, Principal, Salazar Resource Development, works with non-profits of all sizes to expand their capacity for resource development through innovative program design and creative financial development.  In her 30 year career with YMCAs throughout the United States she was well known for her ability build strong boards and outstanding staff teams.  She is the treasurer for Planned Giving Round Table of AZ, has served as a volunteer mentor and guest presenter for the Arizona Community Foundation Endowment Building Initiative and currently shares her talents with SARRC, as their Planned Giving Manager.

Lorenzo Sierra

Economic Development

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Lorenzo Sierra is an award-winning, marketing professional. He is also a member of the Avondale City Council. He is a consultant at Segal, a human resources consulting firm. Lorenzo is a dedicated community servant who sits on several boards, including:

*The Maricopa Association of Governments Economic Development Committee

*The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Lorenzo was named one of the 10 most influential minorities by the Phoenix Business Journal. He also made the Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. Lorenzo is a graduate of Arizona State University.

Karen Stafford


Mountain States Employers Council

Karen joined the Employers Council in 2004. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Karen holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and is a certified instructor in several leadership, human resources, and teambuilding training courses.  Karen has also served on faculty with a local university in the areas of employment law, human resources and management studies. She also presents regularly at local, statewide and national conferences.  With over twenty five years of human resources experience, Karen has served in senior management and HR consulting positions in a variety of business settings.  From non-profit agencies and small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, Karen’s expertise spans the industries of property casualty insurance, family entertainment, health care, and banking. 

Karen has counseled, educated and trained hundreds of MSEC members and other HR professionals on the topics of supervision, leadership development, collaboration and teambuilding, human resources strategy, social media, performance management, and employment law.


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Workforce Arizona Council

The Workforce Arizona Council (Council) is the advisory board to the Governor on workforce matters. Appointed by Governor Ducey pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Council is comprised of leaders representing private business, labor, community-based organizations, the Arizona Legislature, local government and state agencies. It is responsible for carrying out the Governor’s strategic vision for the state’s robust workforce system.

Workforce Arizona Council Meeting Dates/Times

Policies and Reports

Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Policies

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City of Phoenix





The Maricopa County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) was established to assist the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as the Chief Local Elected Officials in strategic planning, oversight and evaluation of the local workforce development area, as well as to promote effective outcomes consistent with statewide goals, objectives and negotiated local performance.

The MCWDB receives its authority in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014 and is comprised of leaders representing the local area’s geographic and business demographics in private business and in the public sector. 



Name Affiliation Title Representation
Angie Ferguson Northern Trust Senior Vice President/ HR Manager Business

Dennis Troggio

Achen-Gardner Construction President & CEO Business
Drew Thorpe Arizona Public Service Talent Acquisition Manager Business

Jim Godfrey

Jim Godfrey & Associates Llc. Principle Business

Kelsie McClendon

Total Transit Corporate HR Manager


Neal Dauphin

Ruan VP of Integrated Solutions


Nick DePorter*

LinkedIn Senior Field Organizer - Phoenix Business

Robin Schaeffer

Arizona Nurses Association Executive Director Business
Ron Hardin Blood Systems Inc. Senior Director Business
Thomas Jenkins Advanced Business Learning  Presidnet & CEO Business

Carlton Brooks

American Culinary Federation Chef's Association of Arizona Current Past President Apprentice Chair Labor & Apprenticeship
Reid Graser Job Corps Admissions Project Director Youth Workforce
Shawn Hutchinson Phoenix Electrical Join Apprenticeship and Training  Training Director Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship Program
Blair Liddicoat Rio Salado Community College Associate Dean Adult Education & Literacy
Sally Downey East Valley Institute of Technology Superintendent/CEO Education
Chevera Trillo AZ DES Employment EA District 1 Workforce Administrator

ES Wagner-Peyser Act

Bonnie Thoi Maximus Project Manager Economic & Community Development
Jon Ellerston AZ DES Vocational Rehabilitation Employer Coordinator Vocational Rehabilitation
Marie Sullivan Marie Sullivan Llc.  President & CEO Other - Additional Representative
MaryEllen Shephard Maricopa County Assistant County Manager Other - Maricopa County Management

* Indicates dual membership with City of Phoenix WDB.



Maricopa County Worforce Development Board Notice Disclosure Statement

Public Comment Request Form

2017 - 2018 Meeting Calendar

For more information contact Board Liaison, Nancy Avina.  


Policies, Minutes and Reports

WDB Bylaws

Local Plan

Board Member Application | Nomination Form


Executive Committee:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, September 09, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Meeting Canceled

Friday, October 07, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Executive Session held)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Public Notice

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Agenda| Minutes

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Meeting Canceled

Friday, August 11, 2017Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes (Draft)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Agenda | Notes (No Quorum)

2015 Agendas | Minutes



Full Board:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Agenda | Notes (No Quorum)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Executive Session held)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Monday, June 19, 2017  - Agenda | PM Forum | Notes (No Quorum)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -   Agenda | Minutes (Draft)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

2015 Agendas | Minutes



Youth Committee:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Meeting Cancelled

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Agenda | Notes (No Quorum) (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes (Draft)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Agenda | Notes (No Quorum) (Location change, please see agenda)

2015 Agendas | Minutes



Nominations Committee:

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, April 08, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, May 05, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - Agenda| Minutes

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes  

Friday, September 15, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Monday, October, 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes


MCWDB Workgroups:

LWDB Self-Assessment, Thursday, November 03, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes  

One Stop Operator Workgroup, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

BOS/WDB Agreement Workgroup, Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Core Partner MOU Workgroup, Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

One Stop Operator Workgroup, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

One Stop Operator Workgroup, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Bylaws Workgroup, Monday, May 15, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Core Partner MOU Workgroup, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Nomination/Membership Workgroup, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

BOS/WDB Agreement Workgroup, Wednesday, May17, 2017 - Agenda| Minutes

BOS/WDB Agreement Workgroup, Wednesday, May 25, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Nominations/Membership Workgroup, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Nominations/Membership Workgroup, Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

BOS/WDB Agreement Workgroup, Monday, June 5, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Core Partner IFA Workgroup, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

One Stop Certification Workgroup, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Local Board Certification & Self-Assessment Workgroup, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes


Youth Committee Workgroups:

Youth Performance Workgroup, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Youth Performance Workgroup, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes



MCWDB Meeting Notices:

Notice of Meeting OSO Workgroup at OPS, Multiple Meetings - Notice (Managed by OPS)

Notice of Meeting OSO Workgroup at OPS, Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Notice (Managed by OPS)

Notice of Meeting OSO Workgroup at OPS, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Notice (Managed by OPS)

Notice of Meeting OSO Workgroup at OPS, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Notice (Managed by OPS)





**For More Information Contact Nancy Avina, Board Liaison, [email protected], recording of meetings available upon request.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ACCESS: “The public must be allowed to attend and listen to deliberations and proceedings taking place in all public meetings, A.R.S. §38-431.01(A); however, Open Meeting Law does not establish a right for the public to participate in the discussion or in the ultimate decision of the public body.”

“Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.” “Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.” A sign language interpreter, alternative format materials, or infrared assistive listening devices will be made available within 72 hours’ notice. Additional reasonable accommodations will be made available to the extent possible within the time frame of the request. [email protected]: Maricopa County products and services are made available through federal funding provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); serving Employers by aiding job seekers, adults, dislocated workers and youth.

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Workforce Development Board


The Workforce Development Board’s Strategic Vision for preparing an educated and skilled workforce inclusive of youth and individuals with barriers to employment in order to support the local area economic growth and economic self-sufficiency is to build economic success for business and workers through workforce development partnerships.

The Workforce Development Board Mission Statement is to facilitate business retention and growth by partnering with education, service agencies and the business community to empower individuals with skills that promote self-sufficiency.


Current Northeastern Arizona Innovative Workforce Solutions Workforce Development Board Members:

Board Member


Peggy, Belnap

Higher Education

Berry, Don


Buzan, Malissa

Workforce/Community Services

Byrne, Jeri


Christensen, Becky


Dean, Roxanne

Workforce/Job Corp

Flake, Elizabeth

Higher Education

Hart, Kelly

Wagner Peyser

Huddleston, Curtis


Jackson, Rickey

Adult Education

Joy, Glenn


Kakavas, Connie


Martin, Amy


Moore, Gary


North, Steve


Osborn, Deborah

Vocational Rehabilitation

Potts, Cliff


Smith, Ben


Sorensen, John


Stradling, Von


Williams, Steve



NEAZIWS Workforce Development Board is dedicated to demonstrating strong collaborating and leveraging resources to build the workforce necessary to meet industry and occupational demands.  To build a talent pipeline that meets the needs and expectations of business in the coming years.  



Pinal County - Local Board



To provide an environment for cultivating opportunities by using regional resources and partnerships to enhance the economy in Pinal County.


The creation of a quality workforce environment that connects jobseekers to employers.




Board Membership

Local Workforce Development Board New Member Introduction

Local Workforce Development Board New Member Application

Pinal County Local Board Membership

Name Company/Association Representing
Udo Cook (Chair) Abbott Nutrition Business
Carol Daniel (Co-Chair) Pinal County Federal Credit Union Business
Jackob Andersen Saint Holdings, LLC Business
Mila Besich-Lira Miracle Executive Services Business
Jack Beveridge Empowerment systems, inc. Business
Liz Harris Tuck Career Horizons Business
Patrick Johnson Danrick Builders, LLC Business
Jill Linehan SAM'S CLUB Business
Lynn Parsons Coolidge Chamber Of Commerce Business
Chris Shoemaker Southwest Gas Corporation Business
Sandie Smith Pinal Partnership Business
Vacant   Business
Vacant   Business
Susan Aguilar Central Arizona College Education and Training
Dr. Jani Attebery Central Arizona College Education and Training
Mark Kolb Rehabilitation Services Administration (DES) Governmental and Economic Development
Lana Chanda Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) Governmental and Economic Development
Tim Kanavel Pinal County Governmental and Economic Development
Richard Wilkie City Of Casa Grande Governmental and Economic Development
Catalina Ybarra Department of Economic Security Governmental and Economic Development
Charlie Estrada United Steelworkers, USWA #915 Labor
Joan Moore Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens Workforce
Vacant   Workforce
Vacant   Workforce



The [email protected] Pinal County Local Workforce Development Board meets at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every other month. Locations will be identified prior to each meeting. View public meeting notices.



Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02 notice is hereby given to the members of the [email protected] Pinal County Local Workforce Development Board and to the general public that eleven or more members of the [email protected] Pinal County Local Workforce Development Board may attend meetings or functions listed below. These meetings or functions are not official Board meetings and no official business will be conducted or any official action taken. 

October 19, 2017 - 30th Annual Pinal County Town Hall Agenda
October 13, 2017 - Annual Board Conference Agenda    


Future Meeting Schedule

Full Board Meetings

November 30, 2017 Agenda            


Committee Meetings

Career Pathways Committee October 26, 2017 Agenda
Performance Accountability TBD Agenda
Executive Committee TBD Agenda
By-Laws Committee TBD Agenda


Past Meetings

Local Workforce Development Board

September 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 26, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2016 Agenda Minutes
August 29, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 3, 2016 Agenda Minutes


By-Laws Committee

July 13, 2017           Agenda  Minutes


Performance Accountability Committee

October 04, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 08, 2017    Agenda Minutes
July 24, 2017   Agenda  Minutes
March 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 31, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes


Executive Committee Meeting

March 07, 2017       Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 30, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 2, 2016 Agenda Minutes


Career Pathways Committee

September 26, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 01, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 06, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 03, 2016 Agenda Minutes


Strategic Planning Session

April 21, 2016          Agenda Minutes



Mission Statement: The [email protected] Arizona Board of Directors will lead the regional workforce development system and collaborate with all partners to help businesses and jobseekers prosper.

Vision Statement: Position our citizens and businesses for increased and sustained economic prosperity.

Values: Integrity, Self-Sufficiency, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Commitment, Individual responsibility for team success.



December 14, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

September 28, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

June 22, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

March 16, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

December 15, 2016 - Agenda I Minutes

September 22, 2016 - Agenda I Minutes

June 22, 2016 - Agenda I Minutes



Name Company Position Representing Committee
Ron Curtis American Southwest Credit Union President Business Board Oversight
Emery Silvester Arizona Electric Power Co-op Vice-President Business Board Oversight and Launch into Life
Doris Tolbert AVON Representative Secretary Business Board Oversight and Launch into Life
George Self Cochise College Treasurer Education Board Oversight and Technology Letter
Amanda Baillie Freelance Writer Member Business Marketing & Outreach
Jack Bauer AAG Reverse Mortgages Member Business Marketing & Outreach
Matt Bolinger Botanical Pharm Member Business Launch into Life
Jason Bowling Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative Member Business and Labor Marketing & Outreach
Kathleen Bullock Above Board Consulting Member Business Technology Letter
Teresa Celestine DES Employment Services Member Government/Economic Core Partner Services
Michael Crockett Eastern Arizona College Member Education Marketing & Outreach and Launch into Life
Evonne Cummins-Martin STG, Inc Member Business Marketing & Outreach
Bryan Durham AZ Department of Veterans' Services Member Labor/Workforce Core Partner Services
Gail Emrick Southeastern AZ Area Health Education Center, Inc, Member Labor/Workforce Healthcare Strategy
Mark Gallego UA Local Union #469 Member Labor/Workforce  
David Howard Rehabilitation Services Member Government/Economic  
Wick Lewis Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Member Business  
Susan Morss Cochise College Member Education Core Partner Services
Tim Taylor DRG Technologies, Inc. Member Business  
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