Larimer County Workforce Investment Board

December 14, 2011 – 7:45 am to 9:30 am

Larimer County Courthouse – Hearing Room 1st Floor


A.    Call to Order  (Yvonne Myers)                                                                                                                        

1.   Roll Call

WIB Members

PRESENT / ABSENT

 

Guests, Ex-Officio Members and Staff  Present

Pamalyn Allen

Present

 

Mona Barnes

CDLE

Joshua Birks

Present

 

Rick Coen

Empower Solar Consulting

Bradley Buum

Present

 

Mary Cook

Staff

Cynthia Christie

Absent

 

Adam Crowe

Staff

Al Dill

Present

 

Cheryl DeGrave

Staff

Kathy Gilliland

Absent

 

Kathy Dotson

Staff

Betsey Hale

Present

 

Joni Friedman

Staff

Kathy Hanson

Absent

 

Maureen Harter

Staff

Ann Hutchison

Present

 

Ella Gifford-Hawkins

Staff

Heather Lelchook

Absent

 

Gary Horvath

Independent Consultant

Ryan Lennartson

Present

 

Dena Jardine

Staff

Anne Macdonald

Absent

 

Mark Johnston

Staff

Richard Martinez

Present

 

Jody Margheim

Poudre School District

Tracy Mead

Present

 

Barbara McBride

CDLE

Gregg Meisinger

Present

 

Linda Murphy

CUWA

Yvonne Myers

Present

 

Kathay Rennels

CSU Econ. Dev.

Jim Neubecker

Present

 

Don Schofield

CDLE

Jo Dawn Newlon

Absent

 

Pamela Shaddock

Senator Udall’s Office

Kathy Olson

Present

 

James Thompson

Senator Bennet’s Office

Kelly Peters

Present

 

Jackie Tuck

Staff

Rob Phillips

Present

 

 

 

Geniphyr Ponce-Pore

Present

 

 

 

Mike Reiff

Present

 

 

 

Miki Roth

Absent

 

 

 

Ed Rutherford

Present

 

 

 

Cathy Schelly

Present

 

 

 

Jeffrey Smith

Present

 

 

 

Carol Steinbock

Present

 

 

 

Eric Stenner

Present

 

 

 

Kory Stolte

Absent

 

 

 

Susan Strating

Present

 

 

 

Lynn Vosler

Absent

 

 

 

Jerry Thurber

Absent

 

 

 

Marija Weeden-Osborn

Present

 

 

 

Julie Zinn Patti

Absent

 

 

 

 

2.   Review agenda

3.   Public Comment on topics not on the agenda

Don Scholfield , announced that this would be his last Larimer County WIB meeting.  Barbara McBride will be attending WIB meetings in the future.  Don expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve.  He plans to retire at the end of February 2012.   The Workforce Investment Board thanked Don for his many and varied contributions to the WIB.  

       

B.    Consent Calendar (Yvonne Myers)                                                            

1.   Approval of Minutes  (October 12, 2011)

Minutes were approved as written.

C.    Draft Data Report Update for the Summit (Gary Horvath)                               
Gary Horvath, Regional Economist, shared data that will be included in his report. 

·  Review current target sectors to ensure relevance

·  Evaluation of overall industry trends

·  Identification of current and potential workforce gaps

·  Assessment of innovation and K-12 Education.

·  Analysis of potential workforce needs for ACE park

 Gary will attend the February 8, 2012 WIB meeting and provide a draft of the report.

D.    Strategic Planning Process Update (Yvonne Myers )

Yvonne reviewed the strategic plan and the five areas of focus. Each sub-committee lead gave a brief overview of their goals or progress to date. 

·   Marketing – Educating the community as to why we are here and what we do

·   Focus  - Working on gathering feedback from business summit participants and using the data to make future decisions. 

·   Partnerships – All objectives are interrelated would like to leverage existing partnerships. 

·   Funding – Gaining Sponsors for the summit is their number one priority.  Any remaining dollars may be used for other WIB initiatives. 

·   Advocacy – Working closely with partnerships group to form sustainable and long lasting relationships with legislators, lobbyists, unions and city and county elected officials. 

Mike reminded everyone of the roles and responsibilities of being a WIB member.

               

E.    Workforce Summit

·  David Hollars, Executive Director of the Centralina Workforce Development Board in Charlotte, North Carolina will be our keynote speaker.  He will present ‘Bridging Workforce & Business Development - Partnerships and Relationships are Key’.

·  WIB members brainstormed possible names for the summit. 

·  Yvonne encouraged all WIB members to market the summit to their contacts.

·  We will ask WIB members to gather input and feedback from attendees at their table.  


F.    Update on City of Fort Collins Economic Health Strategic Plan (Josh Birks)

Josh shared highlights from the draft City of Fort Collins Economic Health Strategic Plan recently completed.  Guiding principles include; create more and better economic opportunity for residents, diversify the tax base and preserve Fort Collins’ unique quality of life.  The Fort Collins City Council is reviewing the plan, the goal is to adopt an Economic Health Strategic Plan by the end of March.  Josh will send out the draft plan to WIB members.   

G.     Update on City of Loveland/ ACE (Betsey Hale)                                                                   

 

Betsey Hale, provided an update of the multi-faceted approach to economic development at the City of Loveland.  They have four overarching goals for economic health. 

·  Promoting collaboration with our economic development partners at local, regional and state levels;

·  Fostering an environment supportive of entrepreneurial endeavors;

·  Supporting the recruitment of primary jobs to the region; and,

·  Marketing Loveland, Colorado and it's strengths as a community with a proactive business climate and highly educated and trained workforce.

 

H.    Nominating Committee **Vote Required** (Yvonne Myers)                                           

1.   Review Nominations

2.   Vote Required – Election of Officers  


Ann Hutchison presented the officers elected by the nominating committee.  Votes were accepted either verbally or via written ballot.  The slate of candidates was approved by a majority of WIB members with two members opposing the selection. 

 

Effective January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

·  Chair – Yvonne Myers

·  Chair Elect – Mike Reiff

·  Secretary – Tracy Mead

·  Former Chair serving as an ex-officio member – Kathy Gilliland
                       

                                                                                                                                                                               

I.    Adjourn