Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Details about the Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Overview

Also known as the Workforce Investment Board. Minimum of twenty-three (23) members and no maximum.

No compensation but reimbursement for all expenses.

Apply to Serve (6 openings)
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 25 active board members (maximum 30)
Name Role End Date
Suzanne Agin Member 12/31/2023
Tambra Cross Member 12/31/2023
Michelle Graham Member 12/31/2023
Regina Greer Member 12/31/2023
Crystal Herron Member 12/31/2023
Henry Johnson III Member 12/31/2023
Mary Lamie Member 12/31/2023
Lakesha Mathis Member 12/31/2023
Danita Neal Member 12/31/2023
Lydia Padilla Member 12/31/2023
Roger Spearman Member 12/31/2023
Melissa Woltkamp Member 12/31/2023
Ian Barrett Member 12/31/2022
Justin Bennett Member 12/31/2022
Kimberly Chaplin Member 12/31/2022
Julie Fickas Ph.D. Member 12/31/2022
Katherine Joslin Member 12/31/2022
Mike LaMartina Member 12/31/2022
Cheri Lilly-Tillis Member 12/31/2022
Daffney Moore Member 12/31/2022
Lusnail Rondon-Haberberger Member 12/31/2022
Paul Smith Member 12/31/2022
John Stiffler Member 12/31/2022
Sal Valadez Member 12/31/2022
Tommy Davis Jr. Member 12/31/2021
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

Federal Workforce Investment Act, with law on local boards codified at 29 U.S.C. 3122;
Rev. Mo. Stat. 620.511-620.513; also local board can have bylaws.

Board Duties and Purpose

The City of St. Louis Workforce Development Board (WDB) provides strategic leadership and oversight of the workforce development programs implemented by the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE).

These programs assist adults and youth upgrade their basic and occupational skills while helping businesses to connect with job seekers.

Member Requirements

Minimum of twenty-three (23) members and no maximum. 51% of members must be business representatives. 20% of members must be at least;

Five (5) workforce representatives,

Two (2) Labor representatives,

One (1) Apprenticeship representative,

One (1) Adult Education and Literacy representative,

One (1) Vocational Rehabilitation representative,

One (1) Wagner-Peyser representative,

One (1) higher education representative,

One (1) economic development representative, and

One (1) representative from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program.

For additional members, consult the comprehensive requirements and possible categories.

(2) COMPOSITION.—Such criteria shall require that, at a minimum—

(A) a majority of the members of each local board shall be representatives of business in the local area, who—

(i) are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, or other business executives or employers with optimum policy making or hiring authority;

(ii) represent businesses, including small businesses, or organizations representing businesses described in this clause, that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality, work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area; and

(iii) are appointed from among individuals nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations;

(B) not less than 20 percent of the members of each local board shall be representatives of the workforce within the local area, who—

(i) shall include representatives of labor organizations (for a local area in which employees are represented by labor organizations), who have been nominated by local labor federations, or (for a local area in which no employees are represented by such organizations) other representatives of employees;

(ii) shall include a representative, who shall be a member of a labor organization or a training director, from a joint labor-management apprenticeship program, or if no such joint program exists in the area, such a representative of an apprenticeship program in the area, if such a program exists;

(iii) may include representatives of community based organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that serve veterans or that provide or support competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities; and

(iv) may include representatives of organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth, including representatives of organizations that serve out-of-school youth;

(C) each local board shall include representatives of entities administering education and training activities in the local area, who—

(i) shall include a representative of eligible providers administering adult education and literacy activities under title II;

(ii) shall include a representative of institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities (including community colleges);

(iii) may include representatives of local educational agencies, and of community-based organizations with demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the education or training needs of individuals with barriers to employment;

(D) each local board shall include representatives of governmental and economic and community development entities serving the local area, who—

(i) shall include a representative of economic and community development entities;

(ii) shall include an appropriate representative from the State employment service office under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.) serving the local area;

(iii) shall include an appropriate representative of the programs carried out under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 720 et seq.), other than section 112 or part C of that title (29 U.S.C. 732, 741), serving the local area;

(iv) may include representatives of agencies or entities administering programs serving the local area relating to transportation, housing, and public assistance; and

(v) may include representatives of philanthropic organizations serving the local area; and

(E) each local board may include such other individuals or representatives of entities as the chief elected official in the local area may determine to be appropriate.

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