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LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Our business-led workforce board represents private businesses, education, organized labor, local governments, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state agencies and economic development councils.

The board provides strategic direction and oversight for the local area’s workforce plan; defines policies, goals and objectives that meet the workforce needs of business and individuals; and evaluates the workforce system that serves Southwest Washington. Investments are made based on the strategic direction set by the Board and in keeping with the guidelines of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Workforce Southwest Washington Bylaws – Amended WIOA Update June_2022 (PDF)

Workforce Southwest Washington’s board meets quarterly in March, June, September and December. Meetings are open to the public.

2022 Board Meetings

March 9, 2022 4-6 p.m.
Zoom Conference Call

Meeting ID: 831 6817 6254

Passcode: 722071

June 8, 2022 4-6 p.m.
Zoom Conference Call

Meeting ID: 861 0756 4114

Passcode: 919736

September 14, 2022 4-4:30 p.m.
Workforce Southwest Washington

805 Broadway, Suite 412

Vancouver, WA 98660

December 13, 2022 4-6 p.m.
Workforce Southwest Washington

805 Broadway, Suite 412

Vancouver, WA 98660

Local Workforce Development Board Members as of June 2022

FIRST NAME LAST NAME POSITION COMPANY/SECTOR REPRESENTING
Mandy Kipfer Deputy Regional Administrator – Region 3 Department of Social and Health Services
Clark County WorkSource Partner (DVR)
Angela Edginton-Burckhard Deputy General Manager – HR Kyocera International, Inc.
Clark County Private Sector
Christopher Bailey, JD President Lower Columbia College
Cowlitz County Secondary Education
Jennifer Baker President Columbia River Economic Development Council
Clark County Economic Development Sector
Mike Bridges Organized Labor Representative Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council
Cowlitz County Organized Labor Sector
Bob Carroll Business Representative IBEW Local Union 48
Clark County Organized Labor Sector
Renny Christopher Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
WSW Treasurer
Washington State University Vancouver
Clark County Post-Secondary Education
Monte Constable Community Services Office Administrator Department of Social and Health Services
Clark County WorkSource Partner
Mike Nieto Owner Catworks Construction
Clark County Private Sector
Lekha Fernandes Southwest Coastal Regional Director Employment Security Department
WorkSource Centers
Mara Kieval Nurse Representative Washington State Nurses Association
Clark County Organized Labor Sector
Ralph Clark General Manager / VP Cowlitz Container & Diecutting
Cowlitz County Private Sector
Ilona Kerby Executive Director Lower Columbia CAP
Cowlitz County Community-Based Organization
Corey Giles Warehouse/Converting Production Manager NORPAC
Cowlitz County Private Sector
Jasmine Tolbert HR Director YWCA
Clark County Community-Based Organization
A.D. Simmons Owner

WSW Vice Chair

Aligned Lifestyle Concierge
Clark County Private Sector
Nathan Webster CEO/Founder NDUB Brand
Clark County Private Sector
Mark Tishenko CEO Edge Networks
Clark County Private Sector
Stacey Smith Principal ControlTek
Clark County Private Sector
Suba Jagannathan Owner/Creative Director Mirus Toys
Clark County Private Sector
Karin Edwards, DR Clark College Clark College
Clark County Post-Secondary Education
Ted Sprague President Cowlitz Economic Development Council
Cowlitz County Economic Development Sector
Paige Spratt Attorney at Law
WSW Board Chair
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Clark County Private Sector
John Vanderkin VP Operations On-Line Support
Clark County Private Sector
Adrienne Watson System Director, Clinical Education PeaceHealth
Cowlitz County Private Sector
Tracy Doriot Managing Partner Doriot Construction LLC
Clark County Private Sector
Bob Gustainis District Manager Walgreens Tacoma-Vancouver
Cowlitz County Private Sector
Shannon Stull Business Manager LiUNA 335
Cowlitz County Organized Labor Sector
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (EBOCC)

The Executive Board appoints members to the Local Workforce Development Board and provides oversight of the Workforce Board’s policies, procedures and budget.

 

Executive Board of County Commissioners

Clark County – Councilor Richard Rylander  (WSW Executive Board Member)

Cowlitz County – Commissioner Dennis Weber (Chief Local Elected Official for WSW)

Wahkiakum County – Commissioner Lee Tischer

 

WSW Interlocal Agreement 2021-2025 (PDF)
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