Denver Workforce Services is guided by a Workforce Development Board comprised of local community leaders.
Board Function: Authorized by the Workforce Innovation and 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 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.
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: Cindy Gaertner, board liaison, at 720.913.1665.
Maggie Bolden, Palace Construction (Chair)
Sara Butz, Black Creek Group
Lynda Campbell, Stonebridge Companies
Bryan Cook, Associated General Contractors of Colorado
Ahmed Hassan, Colorado Technology Association
Joseph Herold, Design Thinking Denver
Kelli Kelly, PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc. (Vice Chair)
Fabiana Nardi, Green Hat Web Solutions
Paxton Oliphant, The Center for Work Ethic Development
Holly Reed Sturgon, I4Talent, Inc.
Cecil Velázquez, FareHarbor
Dan Weinstein, Aon
Kathy Workman, InnovAge
Barbara Lindsay, Emily Griffith Technical College
Stephanie Van Cleve-DeHerrera, University of Denver, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality
Corry Avery, Sheet Metal Workers' Apprentice Training
Mary Broderick, IBEW Local #68
Mark Miller, Pipefitters Local Union #208
Workforce, Economic Development, Community-Based Partners, and Optional Appointees
Robert Andrews, DenverWorks
Valerie Greenhagen, Center for Employment Opportunities
Elise Lowe-Vaughn, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
Turid Nagel-Casebolt, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
Lindsay Pacheco, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Paula Schriefer, Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
Michael Williams, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Above is primary representation; members may be represented in more than one category.
The Denver Workforce Development Board typically meets monthly, on the second Friday (except August and December), from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The location varies.
January 11, 2019
February 8, 2019
March 8, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 10, 2019
June 14, 2019
July 12, 2019
No August Meeting
September 13, 2019
October 11, 2019
November 8, 2019
No December Meeting
January 10, 2020
Contact: Cindy Gaertner, board liaison, at 720-913-1665 or email@example.com.
The Denver Workforce Development Board currently has four committees: Executive Committee, Governance & Oversight Committee, Work-Based Learning Committee, and Youth Committee, in addition to the Sustainability & Funding Task Force. To read more about these committees, their goals, and the metrics by which they will gauge their progress, please review the Board's 2016-2020 Strategic Action Plan.
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to provide strategic management, guidance, and oversight of the Denver Workforce Development 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.
GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
The Governance & Oversight Committee delivers data and information in order to prepare periodic reports for Denver and DEDO leadership that will allow tracking and review of the performance of Denver’s one-stop workforce system and ensure compliance under WIOA. This committee also conducts outreach and communication, both internally to the Workforce Development Board, and externally to the community, to maintain and improve Board membership, engagement, and performance.
WORK-BASED LEARNING COMMITTEE
This Committee delivers insight and information to the Board and DEDO staff to support alignment for approved training programs, identify and address gaps in training offerings, and increase access to hands-on learning opportunities such as apprenticeships, in order to expand the pipeline of qualified residents for Denver businesses.
SUSTAINABILITY & FUNDING TASK FORCE
This task force delivers insight and information to the Board and DEDO staff to support sustainability and improved service delivery for Denver's businesses and jobseekers through the identification of alternative options for funding.
The Youth Committee is a standing committee of the Board. Its primary purpose is to oversee all activities designed to increase access to services and job opportunities to connect disengaged youth. As a result, these youth can engage within the workforce pipeline and benefit from the continuum of economic mobility.
WIOA Local Plan for 2016-2020 (Modification November 2018)
WIOA Local Plan for 2016-2020 (Modification 2018)
Central Planning Region Plan (April 2018)
Denver One-Stop Certification 6.13.17
2016-2020 Strategic Action Plan (Updated November 2017)
2014-2015 Strategic Action Plan
WIOA Local Plan for 2016-2020
Local Plan for Program Year 2015