The Denver Workforce Investment Board currently has four committees: Executive Committee, Sector Strategy Committee, Continuous Improvement Committee, and the Denver Youth Council.
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to provide strategic management, guidance, and oversight of the Denver Workforce Investment Board and its plans and activities, to act on the Board’s behalf when required, and to approve local plans and policies as required. The committee meets monthly, usually on the fourth Wednesday. The Executive Committee’s areas of focus are: board oversight and direction; board structure; board initiatives; inter-regional, statewide, and nationwide cooperation, coordination, and relationship and partnership development.
SECTOR STRATEGY COMMITTEE
The purpose of the Sector Strategy Committee is to provide alignment and engagement with OED and statewide economic development plans and the business community. The Sector Strategy Committee’s focus is on: primary targeted industry sectors; engagement and partnership with business representatives, the business community, and OED Business Development Representatives; and alignment of local strategies with state and regional policies and plans.
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
The purpose of the Continuous Improvement Committee is to enhance effective, high-quality service delivery in Denver’s workforce center system. The Continuous Improvement Committee’s areas of focus are: to be data driven; enhance program effectiveness; fiscal oversight; quality improvement; and performance standards.
DENVER YOUTH COUNCIL
The Denver Youth Council is a standing committee of the Denver WIB and fulfills all local region Youth Council responsibilities under the Workforce Development Act (WIA). 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 throughout the state. 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.
Youth Council Membership Qualifications
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.
Members are appointed by a majority vote of the Denver Workforce Investment Board.
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 (Co-Chair)
Sonia Adame, Arrupe Corporate Work Study Program
Precious Davis, Community College of Denver
Kimberly Desmond, Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships (Co-Chair)
Kelli Kelly, Parsons
Brigid McRaith, Mile High Youth Corps
Lynne Picard, Denver Housing Authority
Caren Swales, Job Corps
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 2015
Subsequent meetings are anticipated to be held with Workforce Investment Board meetings.
Meeting Minutes 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 or email@example.com;
or Michelle Tenorio, Denver Workforce Operations Manager, at 720.865.5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.