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Larimer County Workforce Investment Board

April 10, 2013 – 7:45 am to 9:30 am

Larimer County Courthouse 200 West Oak Street – Hearing Room 1st Floor

 

1.    Call to Order  (Mike Reiff)                                                                                                                                 (7:45 - 7:50)

a.   Roll call

WIB Member

Present/Absent

 

CDLE, Guests, Staff, Youth Council & Ex-Officio Members Present

Bradley Buum

Absent

 

Gerry Horak

Guest - City of Fort Collins

Michele Christensen

Present

 

Aracely Alba

Guest – Rocky Mtn. High School

Cynthia Christie

Present

 

James Thompson

Guest – Senator Bennet’s Office

Alan Cohen

Absent

 

Kim Dale

Guest - FRCC

Al Dill

Present

 

Danielle Clark

Guest - PSD

Robin Fallon

Present

 

Gary Caille

Guest CSU

Lew Gaiter

Absent

 

 

 

Betsey Hale

Absent

 

 

 

Kathy Hanson

Absent

 

 

 

Ann Hutchison

Present

 

 

 

SeonAh Kendall

Absent

 

 

 

Heather Lelchook

Absent

 

 

 

Varo Maldonado

Present

 

 

 

Richard Martinez

Present

 

 

 

Tracy Mead

Present

 

 

 

Gregg Meisinger

Absent

 

 

 

Yvonne Myers

Absent

 

 

 

Jim Neubecker

Present

 

 

 

Tracy Oldemeyer

Present

 

 

 

Kathy Olson

Absent

 

 

 

Nancy Patton

Present

 

 

 

Kelly Peters

Absent

 

 

 

Rob Phillips

Present

 

 

 

Geniphyr Ponce-Pore

Absent

 

 

 

Mike Reiff

Present

 

 

 

Miki Roth

Absent

 

 

 

Ed Rutherford

Present

 

 

 

Jeffrey Smith

Present

 

 

 

Deb Spotts

Absent

 

 

 

Carol Steinbock

Present

 

 

 

Kory Stolte

Absent

 

 

 

Jerry Thurber

Present

 

 

 

Lynn Vosler

Present

 

 

 

Kathi Wright

Present

 

 

 

Julie Zinn

Present

 

 

 

 

 

b.   Review agenda

c.   Public comment on topics not on the agenda

       

2.    Consent Calendar  (Mike Reiff)                                                                                                                      (7:50 - 7:52)

a.   Approval of February 13, 2013 Minutes  *Vote*

 

The minutes from the February 13, 2013 meeting were unanimously approved as written.

3.    Welcome Guests and new WIB members,               (Mike Reiff)                                                                           (7:52 - 7:55)

a.   New member  Varo Maldonado, SER National (Service-Employment-Redevelopment)

b.   New member Kathi Wright, Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County

Mike welcomed both Kathi and Varo to the WIB. 

4.    By-laws revision (Mike Reiff)                                                                                                                           (7:55 - 8:00)

a.   Revision of Article IV regarding Youth Council Chair *Vote*

The Executive Committee recommends revising Article IV of the by-laws to allow the Youth Council Chair to be selected from any membership category of the WIB.  Currently, the Youth Council Chair must be a representative of the private sector membership of the WIB.   Ann Hutchison made a motion to accept the proposed by-laws as presented, Nancy Patton seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Mike welcomed Kathi Wright as the Youth Council Chair. 

 

5.    Youth Updates (Mark Johnston)                                                                                                                    (8:00 - 8:10)

a.   Summer Youth Employment program

b.   Youth Council update

c.   Larimer County Conservation Corps  event

Mark Johnston shared that the Workforce Center is seeking businesses to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program.   Participating businesses are asked to hire a youth for 8-10 weeks for a minimum of $8.00 per hour and15 hours per week.  A sign-up sheet was circulated for WIB members interested in participating or to refer a potential business.  

 

The Larimer County Conservation Corps is celebrating their 20th anniversary.  Mark invited WIB members to attend the event on April 20, 2013.  

 

6.    Areas of Focus  (Mike Reiff, Jerry Thurber and Jacob Castillo)                                                                 (8:10 - 9:15)

a.   How did we get here?

b.   Major themes

c.   Long term vision

d.   Discussion – What does this mean to you?

e.   Connections

f.   Process

g.   Discussion – How can the committees work towards the vision?


The WIB has worked hard to identify the areas of focus and determine how best the WIB can impact those areas.  Three overarching themes were identified through large and small work groups;

·  Awareness & exposure,

·  Content & messaging and

·  Connections between individuals, companies and institutions.

WIB groups looked at hosting various events; such as career fairs and focus groups.   While there are many challenges and expenses related to hosting large events the decision to move from hosting a career fair is primarily that communication methods have changed.  We can reach more people and communicate with them in audience appropriate ways with a 24/7 virtual community.   The idea behind Workforce 2020 is to create a vibrant, interactive virtual community to address our three areas of focus by engaging our audience through a modern and dynamic platform.   

 

7.    September Symposium (Jacob Castillo & Jerry Thurber)                                                                         (9:15- 9:25)

a.   Event Background

b.   Sponsorship Request

The Executive Committee received a request for funding to sponsor a track of the September Symposium.  This is the first request for funds earned from the 2012 summit.  The Executive Committee voted to approve the request for $2,500 to sponsor and provide input into a Workforce track of the September 11, 2013 September Symposium.  
 

8.    Other                                                                                                                                                                    (9:25 - 9:30)

Mike reminded everyone that on off WIB months the committees will meet.  The next committee meeting is May 8, 2013 from 7:45 – 9:30 am at the Larimer County Courthouse.  Mike urged everyone to attend to start work on our Workforce 2020 project. 

9.    Adjourn               


Meeting adjourned at 9:25 am.

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