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 Investment Board

Business Representatives
Stephanie Van Cleve, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (Chair)
Sid Basu, Ernst & Young LLP
Raymond A. Garcia Jr., DRG Construction Corp.
Mark Genkinger, Denver Health
Megan Huffnagle, Smashburger
Kelli Kelly, Parsons
Stephanie Klein, Experience Factor
Melissa Martinet, Lakeshore
Clarence G. McDavid, Rose Medical Center
B. Solomon Muwanga, Wells Fargo
Leanne D. Wheeler, Wheeler Advisory Group LLC

Economic Development Representatives
Jenna Espinoza, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
Turid Nagel-Casebolt, Denver OED

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

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 below.

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 or david.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 or david.ford@denvergov.org.

2015

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 9, 2015
February 13, 2015
March 13, 2015
April 10, 2015
May 8, 2015
June 12, 2015
July 10, 2015
No August Meeting
September 11, 2015
October 9, 2015
November 13, 2015
No December Meeting
January 8, 2016

NOTE: The Denver Youth Council of the Denver Workforce Investment Board now meets on a different date and time. Its 2015 schedule is available here.

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

Denver WIB Minutes - March 2015
Denver WIB Minutes - February 2015
Denver WIB Minutes - January 2015

2014
Denver WIB Minutes - November 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 met 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.

The Denver Workforce Investment Board currently has four committees:  Executive Committee, Sector Strategy Committee, Continuous Improvement Committee, and the Denver Youth Council.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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
January 27
February 24
March 24
April 28
May 26
June 23

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 david.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

Contact: 

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

Denver Workforce Centers

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

Formerly the Speer Workforce Center, this new location will be open for business starting Monday, August 24.

We will be closed (at this Center only) the week of August 17-21 for the move.

Free Training & Workshops

     
Event StartTitle
9/8/2015 9:00 AM Targeted Resumes Part 2
9/8/2015 2:00 PM Acing the Interview Part 2
9/8/2015 2:00 PM Recurring Event: until 9/29/2015 (total 5 events) One-on-One Lab

 

 

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