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Larimer County Workforce Investment Board

June 13, 2012 – 7:45 am to 9:30 am

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



A.    Call to Order  (Yvonne Myers)                                                                                                                         (7:45 - 7:50)

1.   Roll Call


WIB Members

PRESENT / ABSENT

 

Guests, Ex-Officio Members and Staff  Present

Joshua Birks

Absent

 

Mona Barnes

CDLE

Bradley Buum

Absent

 

Deb Callies

Staff

Cynthia Christie

Absent

 

Mary Cook

Staff

Al Dill

Present

 

Cheryl DeGrave

Staff

Betsey Hale

Absent

 

Joni Friedman

Staff

Kathy Hanson

Present

 

Lew Gaiter

BOCC

Ann Hutchison

Present

 

Ella Gifford-Hawkins

Staff

Heather Lelchook

Present

 

Gary Horvath

Consultant

Ryan Lennartson

Absent

 

Dena Jardine

Staff

Anne Macdonald

Absent

 

Mark Johnston

Staff

Richard Martinez

Absent

 

Jim Keating

IBEW LV 68

Tracy Mead

Present

 

Catherine MacGowan

Staff

Gregg Meisinger

Present

 

Luke Margheim

Job Corps

Yvonne Myers

Absent

 

Nancy Patton

Public Service Credit Union

Jim Neubecker

Present

 

Deb Spotts

CSU-CCP

Jo Dawn Newlon

Absent

 

Nicole Surber

Staff

Kathy Olson

Present

 

 

 

Kelly Peters

Present

 

 

 

Rob Phillips

Present

 

 

 

Geniphyr Ponce-Pore

Present

 

 

 

Mike Reiff

Present

 

 

 

Miki Roth

Present

 

 

 

Ed Rutherford

Present

 

 

 

Cathy Schelly

Absent

 

 

 

Jeffrey Smith

Present

 

 

 

Carol Steinbock

Absent

 

 

 

Eric Stenner

Present

 

 

 

Kory Stolte

Absent

 

 

 

Susan Strating

Present

 

 

 

Jerry Thurber

Present

 

 

 

Lynn Vosler

Present

 

 

 

Julie Zinn Patti

Present

 

 

 



2.   Review agenda

3.   Public Comment on topics not on the agenda

       

B.    Consent Calendar (Yvonne Myers)                                                                                                             (7:50 – 7:52)

1.   Approval of Minutes  for April 11, 2012 **Vote Required**

2.   Approval of the minutes for May 22, 2012 **Vote Required**

The April 11, 2012 and May 22, 2012 WIB minutes were approved as written.

C.    Youth Council Introductions and Updates (Kathy Olson & Mark Johnston)                                               (7:52 – 8:00)

Mike welcomed the Youth Council members to the meeting.  This is the first
WIB meeting that incorporates Youth Council.  Kathy O and Mark updated the WIB
on youth programs and initiatives including; career road trips, young
entrepreneurial tournaments, job shadowing, business tours and internships. 
Please contact Kathy or Mark if your business could provide internship or other
opportunities to youth.   

D.    WIA Policy Change **Vote Required** (Mark Johnston)                                                                     (8:00 - 8:07)
1.  Policy Revision -  Sequential Delivery of Services & Priority of Services for Adults  (#03-104)

2.  Policy Revision – Monitoring Policy (#00-101)

Mark described the policy changes.  Both policy revisions passed unanimously
after a motion from Jim that was seconded by Kathy Olson.

 

E.     Business Development Manager Position Update                                                                                              (8:07 – 8:12)
1.  WIB Participation

The Business Development Manager position  vacated by Kathy Dotson is open.  Joni explained the key functions of the job and asked WIB members to refer qualified applicants.  To apply visit Larimer.org/jobs.   The Executive Committee will meet with Workforce Center Managers to screen applicants on June 22nd.   Candidate interviews with WIB members will be held on June 29th.   Please contact Mike or Joni if you would like to participate.  

F.    WIB Membership (Yvonne Myers)                                                                                                              (8:12 – 8:17)

Additional business representation is needed on  the WIB.  Mike requested that everyone
 provide the Executive Committee contact information for potential WIB members.

G.    WIB Goals  (Yvonne Myers )                                                                                                                          (8:17– 9:10)

1.   Review  goals

2.   Next Steps

As a result of Board conversations and feedback from the Summit, the Executive Committee suggests three areas of focus for the WIB for 2012-2013. 

    i.     Support & Train for Middle Skill Occupations (blue collar)

·  Positions that do not require a four year degree for entry-level career pathways

 

   ii.    Math & Science Focus

·  Convene education and industry

 

    iii.    Leadership & Upward Mobility Training

·  Workforce (soft) and language (verbal/written) skills for life-long career enhancement and growth

The group separated into sub-committees to begin discussing how the WIB might impact each area. 

·  Partnerships – Brainstormed who needs to be at the table

·  Advocacy – Discussed how interrelated all three areas are and who they may reach out to.

·  Focus –May work to identify existing extracurricular activities and pull together other resources to address focus areas. 

·  Funding – Discussed raising additional funds in the next year for WIB initiatives and developing an event around STEM concepts. 

·  Marketing – Discussed the importance of having a marketing communication plan and they are looking forward to supporting other committees in their efforts. 

 

H.    Partnership with City of Fort Collins Update (Josh Birks)                                                                  (9:10 – 9:15)

Josh was unable to attend the meeting.   Ann indicated that the City was still going
through the process and nothing has been finalized.  Joni will contact Josh and
provide the WIB with an update.

 

I.    Treasurer’s Report **Vote Required** (Tracy Mead & Kathy Olson)                                                               (9:15 – 9:25)

1.   Proposed policy for utilizing and tracking WIB funds **Vote**

 

The policy and form for tracking and utilizing WIB funds shared at the April 11, 2012 meeting were revised based on feedback received from WIB members.  Requests for funds will be reviewed twice per year in October and April.  Requests are due to the Treasurer by October 1 and April 1.  The WIB discussed the updated policy and form and unanimously voted to approve both.  Cheryl will post them on the forum. 

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

Commissioner Gaiter briefed the WIB on the status of the High Park Fire.  He asked everyone to consider how they could help those in need.  Joni will coordinate the WIB efforts with Commissioner Gaiter . 

Ellen Golembek, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, offered to assist businesses impacted by the fire.  Joni will coordinate with CDLE. 
 

K.    Adjourn               

 

Next Meeting
August 8, 2012 from 7:45 – 9:30 a.m. at the Larimer County Courthouse in the Hearing Room

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