WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD

The Denver Workforce Centers are guided by a Workforce Investment Board comprised of local community members.

Board Function:
  Authorized by the Workforce Investment Act, P.L. 105-220, signed into law on 8/7/1998, and most recently certified by the Colorado Workforce Development Council on 6/26/14, the Denver Workforce Investment Board provides program oversight and policy guidance for all federal, state and locally funded workforce investment programs, including the operation of Denver's Workforce Centers.

Qualifications:  The Board must include representatives of local business, educational agencies, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, and each agency partnered in the workforce centers; the chair and majority of members must be from private sector business.

Meetings:  Monthly on the second Friday of the month (except in August and December) from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The location varies.

Contact:  David Ford, Workforce Board Liaison, at 720-913-1669 or david.ford@denvergov.org.
 

Workforce Innovation Board

Business Representatives
Stephanie Van Cleve, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (Chair)
Sid Basu, Ernst & Young LLP
Cori Charvat, Right Management
Paula Cummings, Sage Hospitality
Raymond A. Garcia Jr., DRG Construction Corp.
Mark Genkinger, Denver Health
Megan Huffnagle, Smashburger
Kelli Kelly, Parsons
Stephanie Klein, Experience Factor
Sherry Martin, Ice-O-Matic
Melissa Martinet, Lakeshore
Clarence G. McDavid, Rose Medical Center
B. Solomon Muwanga, Wells Fargo
Kristine Thompson, UnitedHealthcare
Sharon Vigil, Alvarado Companies dba Palo Alto Inc/Taco Bell

Economic Development Representative
Turid Nagel-Casebolt, Denver OED

Education Representatives
Katrina Wert, Community College Of Denver
Margaret Kirkpatrick, Colorado Department of Education
Bernard McCune, Denver Public Schools

Labor Representatives
Mark Miller, Pipefitters Local Union #208
Mary Broderick, IBEW Local #68

Workforce Partners and Community-Based Organizations
James Crowe, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Elise Lowe-Vaughn, Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment
Lynne Picard, Denver Housing Authority
Caren Swales, Collbran Job Corps Center
Sandra Wagner, AARP Foundation/SCSEP
Marcus Weaver, DenverWorks

Above is primary representation; members may be represented in more than one category.

Application information: If you are interested in serving on the Denver Workforce Investment Board, application details are available here.

Meets:  Monthly on the second Friday of the month (with the exception of  August and December) from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The location varies.

Contact:  David Ford, Workforce Board Liaison, at 720-913-1669 ordavid.ford@denvergov.org.

Qualifications:  The Board must include representatives of local business, educational agencies, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, and each agency partnered in the workforce centers; the chair and majority of members must be from private sector business.

Prospectus - The Prospectus outlines the expectations, qualifications, and time commitment of each prospective board member, including term length and appointment information.

Operating Procedures - The Operating Procedures have been adopted by the Denver Workforce Investment Board as the operating rules for conducting its business.

Boards and Commissions Application - Qualified and interested applicants, please include a resume or bio when submitting your application.


Contact:
  David Ford, Workforce Board Liaison, at 720-913-1669 ordavid.ford@denvergov.org.

2014

The Denver Workforce Investment Board typically meets monthly, on the second Friday of the month (except for August and December), from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The location varies.

January 10, 2014
February 14, 2014
March 14, 2014
April 11, 2014
May 9, 2014
June 13, 2014
July 11, 2014
No August Meeting
September 12, 2014
October 10, 2014
November 14, 2014
No December Meeting
January 9, 2015

NOTE: Beginning in 2014, the Denver Youth Council of the Denver Workforce Investment Board is meeting on a different date and time. It's 2014 schedule is available here.

Contact
:  David Ford, Workforce Board Liaison, at 720-913-1669 or david.ford@denvergov.org.

2014

Denver WIB Minutes - October 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - September 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - July 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - June 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - May 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - April 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - March 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - February 2014
Denver WIB Minutes - January 2014

(NOTE: For meeting minutes from 2013 and earlier, the Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council are combined. Beginning in 2014, the Youth Council is meeting on a different date and time.)

2013
Denver WIB Minutes - November 2013
Denver WIB Youth Council Minutes - August 2013
Denver WIB Youth Council Minutes - July 2013
Denver WIB Minutes - May 2012
Contact:  David Ford, Workforce Investment Board Liaison, 720-913-1669 or david.ford@denvergov.org.

DENVER YOUTH COUNCIL


The Denver Youth Council is a standing committee of the Denver Workforce Investment Board and fulfills all local region Youth Council responsibilities under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.  It is the intent of the Denver Youth Council to provide services for the Denver workforce region in cooperation and coordination with other workforce regions and Youth Councils from the metro Denver region and around the State of Colorado.  The Council’s primary purpose, powers and duties are: 

To develop portions of the local plan relating to eligible youth;

To recommend eligible providers of youth activities to be awarded by the Denver Workforce Investment Board; and

To conduct oversight of the eligible providers of youth activities.

  • Membership Qualifications:
  1. The Council must include at least two members of the Denver Workforce Investment Board with special interest or expertise in youth policy; and, representatives of youth serving agencies, local public housing authority, Job Corps, a parent of WIA eligible youth, and a former participant.
  2. Members are appointed by a majority vote of the Denver Workforce Investment Board.
  3. Membership terms are for two years.
  • Meets:  Monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 
    Contact David Ford or Michelle Tenorio (see below) for meeting locations.

    Youth Council Members

    Megan Huffnagle, Smashburger (Chair) 
    Rachel Contizano, Colorado Impact
    Precious Davis, Community College of Denver
    Kimberly Desmond, Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community        Partnerships
    Cody Homeburg, Collbran Job Corps Center/Youth
    Kelli Kelly, Parsons
    Bernard McCune, Denver Public Schools 
    Brigid McRaith, Mile High Youth Corps 
    Emily Milian, Junior Achievement/Rocky Mountain, Inc. 
    Lynne Picard, Denver Housing Authority 
    Caren Swales, Job Corps 
    Charlotte Stephens, Public Safety Youth Programs 
    Mali Tolman, Parent/DPS 
    Madeline Williams, Emily Griffith Technical College

    2010-2015 Youth Council Strategic Plan 

    New Member Prospectus

    Membership Application - If you are interested in serving on the Youth Council, please contact David Ford or Michelle Tenorio (see below).

    Meeting Schedule for 2014:
                        January 28
                        February 25
                        March 25
                        April 22
                        May 27
                        June 24
                        July 22
                        August 26
                        September 23
                        October 28
                        November 25
                        December TBD

    Meeting Minutes
     for 2014 will be posted on this page. Minutes from 2013 and earlier are included with the minutes of the Denver Workforce Investment Board.

    Contact: 

 

David Ford, Workforce Board Liaison, at 720.913.1669 ordavid.ford@denvergov.org
or Michelle Tenorio, Denver Workforce Operations Manager, at 720.865.5551 or michelle.tenorio@denvergov.org.

2014-2015 Strategic Action Plan - The Denver Workforce Investment Board has adopted its new strategic plan, which will focus on four strategic goals in the next two years: (1) become more data and performance/outcome driven, (2) build and promote stronger business and community partnerships, (3) advocate workforce system improvements, and (4) enhance and increase exemplary outcome-based youth initiatives through programs, support and partnerships.

Denver WIB's Denver Workforce Investment Act & Wagner-Peyser Local Plan for Program Year 2014

Denver Program Year 2013 Annual Report to the Colorado Workforce Development Council

2011 Action Plan - The Denver Workforce Investment Board has refined its vision and mission and has adopted a set of actions items to: 1) Build business and community partnerships; 2) Market the workforce development system; 3) Advocate workforce system improvements; and, 4) Revitalize established and pursue new partnerships for youth activities.
   
2009 Action Plan - The Denver Workforce Investment Board's action items to accomplish the goals of the Strategic Plan and carry out the mission and vision of the Board.

2006 Action Plan - The Denver Workforce Investment Board's 2006 action items to accomplish the goals of the Strategic Plan.

2004 Strategic Plan - In early 2004, the Denver Workforce Investment Board (DWIB) launched a strategic planning effort that focused on creating a blueprint for a highly effective workforce development system--one that fully meets the needs of businesses in the region and delivers a highly skilled, productive and job-ready workforce.  During this process, the DWIB reiterated its commitment to two key roles:  Workforce Policy Development and Partnership Formation.

Contact: 
 David Ford, Workforce Board Liaison, at 720-913-1669 ordavid.ford@denvergov.org.

Denver Workforce Centers

1391 N. Speer Blvd. Suite 500
Denver, CO 80204
14th & Speer, in the Parkway Professional Building above King Soopers 
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 720.865.5619
Fax: 720.865.5685
1200 Federal Blvd., 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80204
Located in the Denver Department of Human Services building
Weekday Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 720.944.1615
Fax: 720.944.4131
4685 Peoria St., Suite 251
Denver, CO 80239
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm 
Phone: 720.865.4800
8500 Pena Blvd.
Main Terminal - Fifth Floor
Denver, CO 80249
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm 
Phone: 303.342.2590

Upcoming Workforce Development Events

     
Event StartTitle
3/5/2015 9:00 AM Computer Basics
3/5/2015 1:00 PM Kenexa/TABE
3/6/2015 9:00 AM Recurring Event: until 3/31/2015 (total 9 events) One-on-One Lab

 

 

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