Denver Workforce Development Board

Board Function: Authorized by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA, Pub. L. No. 113-128, July 22, 2014), the Denver Workforce Development Board serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker aligned relationships between the Mayor and economic development, education, and workforce partners to engage in and implement state-of-the-art talent development solutions tailored to meet the needs of Denver area businesses and jobseekers as part of an integrated and effective job-driven workforce development system. The Board provides program oversight and policy guidance for all federal, state, and locally funded workforce development programs, including the operation of Denver’s workforce centers.

Qualifications
: The Board includes representatives of local businesses, labor, workforce, adult education, higher education, economic/community development, the state Wagner-Peyser employment service office, vocational rehabilitation, and others. The chair and the majority of members must be (1) representatives of businesses in Denver, (2) be business owners or hold C-level or senior-level management positions with optimum policymaking or hiring authority in a company that provides employment and high-quality work-relevant training and development opportunities in in-demand industry sectors or occupations, and (3) be nominated by a local business organization or business trade association.


Your Board at Work

Roster

Business Representatives

  • Jon Alvino - SMART Union Local 9
  • Maggie Bolden - Palace Construction
  • Lynda Campbell - Five Senses Hospitality
  • Chris Carman - The Center for Work Ethic Development 
  • Cecil Courtney - Pipefitters #208 
  • Christine Dewhurst - Kavod Senior Living 
  • Sarah Diamond - BOA Technology 
  • Jennie Gonzales - IBEW Local #68
  • Daniel Grady - Hercules Industries
  • Kelli Kelly - Kiewit Engineering Group (Chair)
  • Scott Mangino - Jobcase, Inc. 
  • Fabiana Nardi - Green Hat Web Solutions
  • Cecil Velázquez - FareHarbor
  • Dan Weinstein - Aon (Vice Chair)

Labor Representatives

  • Jon Alvino - SMART Union Local 9 
  • Cecil Courtney - Pipefitters #208 
  • Jennie Gonzales - IBEW Local #68

Workforce, Economic Development, Community-Based Partners, and Optional Appointees

  • Robert Andrews - CommunityWorks 
  • Aimee Callahan - The Learning Source 
  • Joseph Fiorini - Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
  • Valerie Greenhagen - Center for Employment Opportunities
  • Elise Lowe-Vaughn - Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
  • Turid Nagel-Casebolt - Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
  • Matthew Sweeney - Community College of Denver 
  • Michael Williams - U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement 

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

Application

Qualifications:  The Board includes representatives of local businesses, labor, workforce, adult education, higher education, economic/community development, the state Wagner-Peyser employment service office, vocational rehabilitation, and others. The Chair and majority of members must be (1) representatives of businesses in Denver, (2) be business owners or hold C-level or senior-level management positions with optimum policymaking or hiring authority in a company that provides employment and high-quality work-relevant training and development opportunities in in-demand industry sectors or occupations, and (3) be nominated by a local business organization or business trade association.
 
Prospectus(PDF, 205KB)  - The Prospectus outlines the expectations, qualifications, and time commitment of each prospective board member, including term length and appointment information. 
 
By-Laws(PDF, 832KB)  - The By-Laws have been adopted by the Denver Workforce Development 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.

Committees/Task Force

The Denver Workforce Development Board currently has one standing committee, the Executive Committee. The Board uses Task Force groups to address timely and relevant issues that align with the mission and vision of the Board. To read more about the Executive Committee, its goals, and the metrics by which it will gauge progress, please review the Board's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan.