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Larimer County Workforce Investment Board

Quarterly Meeting

December 8, 2010 – 7:30 am to 9:30 am

Hearing Room – 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO

 

 

A.    Call to Order  (Mike Reiff)                                                                                                            (7:30 – 7:40)

1.   Sign-in Sheet

2.   Review agenda

NAME

PRESENT / ABSENT

 

NAME

PRESENT / ABSENT

Phyllis Abt

Present

 

Jeff Koenig

Absent

Pamalyn Allen

Present

 

Ryan Lennartson

Absent

Cindy Barnes

Present

 

Kathy Louderback

Present

Mary Betters †

Absent

 

Anne MacDonald

Absent

Josh Birks

Attended by proxy

 

Mike Masciola

Absent

Jessica Brown

Present

 

Tracy Mead

Present

Bradley  Buum

Absent

 

Yvonne Myers

Absent

Cynthia Christie

Present

 

Jim Neubecker

Present

Bob Colmenares

Present

 

Jo Dawn Newlon

Absent

Maury Dobbie

Absent

 

Kathy Olson

Present

Kathy Dotson †

Present

 

Mike Reiff

Present

Joni Friedman †

Present

 

Miki Roth

Absent

Kathy Gaasvig

Absent

 

Ed Rutherford

Absent

Lew Gaiter *

Present

 

Preety Sathe

Absent

Kathy Gilliland

Absent

 

Cathy Schelly

Absent

Betsey Hale

Absent

 

Don Schofield *

Absent

Ron Hanni *

Absent

 

Carol  Steinbock

Absent

Maureen Harter †

Absent

 

Kory  Stolte

Absent

Deborah Hasler

Present

 

Lynn V osler

Present

Ann Hutchison

Present

 

Rick Wagner

Absent

Dena Jardine †

Absent

 

Marija Weeden-Osborn

Present

Mark Johnston †

Present

 

Julie Zinn-Patti

Absent

* Ex-Officio Member   

† LCWC Staff Member

 

 

 

               

3.   Public invited to be heard (topics NOT included on the agenda
No public comment




                       

B.    Guest Introductions                                                                                                                       (7:40 – 7:50)

 

C.    Consent Calendar   (Mike Reiff)                                                                                                 (7:50 – 7:55)

1.   Approval of Minutes (September  2010

a)   Minutes approved unanimously

D.    2011 WIB Meetings  (Kathy Dotson)                                                                                       (7:55 – 8:00

1.   Change in time?

The committee prefers to continue with morning meetings.  However, they suggested increasing the frequency to every other month and changing the  time to 7:45 – 9:00. 
The Executive Committee will vote on the suggested changes in January
.

E.    Update on Colorado Workforce Development Council  (Joni Friedman)                              (8:00 – 8:10)

a)   Larimer County has three representatives on the Colorado Workforce Development Council

1.   Jim Neubecker

2.   Jay Hardy

3.   Ryan Keiffer

All members of the CWDC are appointed by the Governor and appointees may change when the new Governor takes office.

                       

F.    New Member Recruiting (Kathy Dotson)                                                                             (8:10 – 8:15)

Kathy Dotson briefly described the process for appointing new members and requested    that all members consider inviting individuals to the next WIB meeting who may be interested in joining the board.

 

G.    Energy Grant  (Kathy Dotson & Adam Crowe)                                                                     (8:15 – 8:25)

1.   Kathy Dotson introduced Adam Crowe and explained his role helping to manage the CDLE energy grant. 

2.   Kathy Dotson described the Energy Grant the Workforce Center received from CDLE that has several components, including one for training.   The goal is to help businesses in the energy sector meet their immediate training and education needs by developing an application for employers to complete requesting training.  Applications would be reviewed by the Energy Committee and any other interested WIB members.
  

3.   Committee Lead Needed                                                  

 

4.   Sub-Committee Updates                                                                                                   (8:25 – 9:15)
Mike urged all members to share their valuable input by actively participating in committees

5.   Healthcare (Kathy Dotson) 

The healthcare sub-committee met with the Northern Front Range Health Care Consortium.  They are interested in forming a partnership to apply for a planning grant.

6.   Energy (Kathy Dotson & Rich Martinez)        
Rich Martinez, formerly with the City of Loveland, shared his perspective of the challenges facing the utility industry.  

7.   Technology (Jessica Brown)
First employer focus group was held in November.  They identified many needs including considerable soft skill needs.    

8.   Youth  Council (Kathy Olson)

·  WIB members viewed a short video of the Adams County Career Expo.  Those who attended shared their impressions of the fair.  All agreed it was a well planned event.

·  Youth Council will work with the WFC to gather data to determine the focus or goal of the Larimer County Fair.

9.   Marketing (Kathy Dotson)
Focus has shifted to creating a media buzz to promote both the WFC and the WIB.

 

H.    Website Update                                                                                                                              (9:15 – 9:20)
WIB pages on the website are being revamped. 
Calendar detailing meetings is available now.

       

I.    Other Business                                                                                                                                 (9:20 – 9:25)
Kathy Dotson and Joni thanked the group for their efforts and time commitment this year.

J.    Adjourn              

 

 

2011 Schedule will be determined after January 4th Executive Committee meeting.

 

                                               

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