Workforce Development Board

The purpose of the Workforce Development Board is to involve the private business community, local units of government, human service organizations, economic development, and educational institutions in the planning, design, and delivery of state and federally funded employment and training. This training is for the economically disadvantaged and other specified groups of individuals as defined by state and federal law. Click here to read more about our board member requirements and term limits.

2020-2021 Workforce Development Board & Joint Powers Board Meeting Schedule

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Meet Our Members (Listed by Last Name)

Amaya, Dalila
Anderson, Jess
Bambrick, Mike
Belshan, Dan
Benike, Aaron
Berg, Rachel
Boyd, Dr. Jeffery
Brownell, Laurie
Caldwell, Shelly
Cashman, Brian
Custer, Jeff
Devlin, John
Gnemi, Rick
Gustason, Cheryl
Holthaus, Nadine
Kingsley, Jim
Lundberg, Marleen
Main, Erin
McKay, Vicki
Mickelson, Amanda
Pugleasa, John
Pyfferoen, Michelle
Root, Jim
Sabol, Dee
Sayles, Phil
Simon, Diane
Smith, Geoff
Steele, Sheldon
Thompson, Jena
Urias, Marv
Watson, Joy

Meeting Minutes

2021 Minutes

Joint Powers Board

The Joint Powers Board is made up of County Commissioners from the ten counties in Workforce Service Area #8 (Dodge, Fillmore Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele and Wabasha). The purpose of the Joint Powers Board was to establish Workforce Development, Inc., which delivers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services in the region, as well as other related employment and training programs. The Joint Powers Board provides oversight and policy formulation for Workforce Development, Inc.

Meet Our Members (Listed by Name)

Baldus, Jeff
Belshan, Dan (Chair)
Brown, Ken
Gnemi, Rick
Greseth, Todd
Key, Cheryl (Vice Chair)
Lentz, Mitch
Toquam, Rhonda
Underdahl, Steve
Walter, Teresa

Meeting Minutes


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