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Workforce Development Board

What is the Weld County Workforce Development Board?

 

Group of business people in a teamwork meetingThe Weld County Workforce Development Board is responsible for identifying regional workforce development needs and creating comprehensive strategies designed to meet those needs while considering the region's economic development priorities. The Board focuses on providing quality, customer-driven employment and training services to the business community, job seekers and other stakeholders to support the economic vitality of Weld County.

  • Mission: To keep the workforce system responsive to employers, employees, and job seekers.
  • Employment Services of Weld County operates an innovative, adaptive, and customer-driven workforce system program that:
  • Provides services to our customers based upon individual needs and choices.
  • Provides services that are competitive and valuable.
  • Focuses on outcomes that are measurable and results oriented.
  • Responds to the changing labor market conditions, customer profiles, and program regulations.
  • Delivers services that are fiscally responsible.

 
How is the Board Organized?
The Weld County Workforce Development Board is made up of three sub-committees which are the Awareness Committee, Partner Committee and Youth Committee. Together, these three committees complete a General Membership which overlooks the goals, strategies and completion of tasks set forth by the Workforce Development Board. 

The Weld County Workforce Development Board would like to recognize the following Associate members who have played a significant role in the programs and projects: 
Al Gold, Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation; Andrew Galloway, Regional Liaison for Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; Audrey Herbison, City of Greeley; Chris Helwick, City of Greeley; Cody DeBlanc, Area Representative for Congressman Ken Buck; Erica Jackson, Community Educations Outreach at ICCS; James Thompson for US Senator Michael Bennet; Jill Young, Town of Windsor; John Fleck, Colorado Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Institute; Leon Ortega, Rocky Mountain Service Employment Redevelopment; Libby Klingsmith, Aims Community College; Luke Solomon, Department of Corrections; Maria Secrest, District Representative for US Senator Cory Gardner; Mary Freitag, Former Weld County Workforce Development Board Chair; Michal Connors, Windsor Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Jones, Evans Chamber of Commerce; Paula Mehle, City of Evans; Rob Abernathy, Aims Community College; Ron Stock, Renewable Fiber Inc.; Sarah MacQuiddy, Greeley Chamber of Commerce; and Stephanie Veck, Colorado Workforce Development Council.

 

Board Members

Abigail Melendez – Weld County Regional Communications (Community Based Organization)

Alvaro Maldonado – SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc. (Community Based Organization)

Bob Grand – Lost Creek Guide (Business – Media)

Bonnie Babcock – Integrity CDL Academy (Business - Transportation)

Dana Rutz – Meadow Gold/Dean Foods (Business - Agricultural)

David Thompson – FMS Bank (Business - Financial)

Dr. Margo Barnhart – Ala Carte Learning Solutions Inc. (Business - Educational)

Dwight Steele (Workforce Representative)

Elise Lowe-Vaughn – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (Wagner-Peyser)

Greg Farris – Front Range Roofing Systems, LLC (Business – Construction)

Geoff Herrig - Colorado Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Institute (Training Director)

Jeff Sloan - Christian Brother's Automotive (Veteran Representative)

Julie Cozad – Weld County Board of County Commissioners (Chief Elected Official)

Lisa Taylor – Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado (Adult Education)

Peggy Decker – Kaiser Permanente (Business - Healthcare)

Peter Freeman - Covenant Testing Technologies (Business – Oil/Gas)

Rhonda Haniford – Greeley-Evans School District 6 (Education and Training Representative)

Richard Byrne – United States Postal Service (Labor Organization) 

Richard Werner – Upstate Colorado (Business – Economic/Community Development)

Ryan Rose – Weld County Government (Technical)

Shayna Howell – Aims Community College (Education and Training Representative)

Shelly Rios – Sunrise Community Health (Business - Non-Profit Healthcare)

Stacy Evans – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)

Susan Ditson – Renewable Fiber (Business – Manufacturing)

Sylvia Robinson – TOLMAR, Inc. (Business – Health)