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Monroe County/Rochester Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board

A Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) represents every community in the United States. LWDBs are the foundation of workforce development systems statewide. In addition to providing skill-based programs through one-stop career centers, local boards develop strategic plans to match employers with qualified candidates. There are 33 LWDBs throughout New York.

The Monroe County/ Rochester WDB serves Rochester and Monroe County. Rochester’s mayor and county executive appoint board members. Federal law requires that a majority of the board members come from the business community to ensure that workforce initiatives align with economic development. In New York State, LWDBs typically have between 20 and 40 members.

Board Responsibilities

Determine the needs of the local job market as a guide for allocating workforce development resources.

Oversee the activities of the one-stop career centers, which assist unemployed job seekers, existing workers seeking better career paths, local businesses seeking new hires, and young adults entering the local workforce

Hire an Executive Director

Create policies for the WDB that govern the delivery and prioritization of workforce services in the region.

Adopt 4-year local and regional workforce development plans

Approve spending of WIOA and other Federal workforce funds

Member Information

Workforce Development Board

Business Members

 

DANA ABRAMSON
Managing Partner, Strategic Calls

 

MARY BETH ARTUSO
VP, Human Resources, Complemar

 

KYLE BANKS
Economic Development, RG&E Corporation

 

RACHEL BARANELLO
Partner, Harris Beach, Attorneys at Law

 

THOMAS BATTLEY
Executive Director, Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC)

 

BERT BRINKERHOFF
Vice President, M&T Bank

 

ROBERT COYNE
Executive Director, RTMA

 

TONYA DICKERSON
Manager of Talent, Partnership & Community Engagement, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

 

SERGIO ESTEBAN
CEO, LaBella Associates, PC

 

MELISSA GESKA
President, US Ceiling Corp

 

GLENN JETER
Franchise Owner, McDonald's

 

ANN KOWAL
President, Special Care Systems, LLC

 

TYRONE REAVES
TruForm Manufacturing

 

GARY ROGERS
CEO, Dock Hardware

 

GEORGE SCHARR
President & CEO, Flower City Printing, Inc.

 

MICHAEL WEED
President, Graywood Companies, Inc.

 

JOE WESLEY
Workforce Development, Wegmans

 

ZACH ARNOLD
Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, University of Rochester

 

Policies &
By-Laws

Workforce Development Board

By-Laws
BY-LAWS OF THE MONROE COUNTY / ROCHESTER WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Amended: 6/21/2022

Meeting Minutes

2020 - Present

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | August 16, 2022

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | August 17, 2021

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | August 18, 2020

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | February 11, 2020

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | February 15, 2022

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | February 16, 2021

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | May 17, 2022

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | May 18, 2021

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | May 19, 2020

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | November 16, 2021

Executive, Finance, & Audit Committee | November 17, 2020

Workforce Development Board | December 15, 2020

Workforce Development Board | December 21, 2021

Workforce Development Board | June 15, 2021

Workforce Development Board | June 16, 2020

Workforce Development Board | June 21, 2022

Workforce Development Board | March 15, 2022

Workforce Development Board | March 15, 2022

Workforce Development Board | March 16, 2021

Workforce Development Board | September 15, 2020

Workforce Development Board | September 21, 2021

Workforce Innovation Performance | December 7, 2021

Workforce Innovation Performance | June 1, 2021

Workforce Innovation Performance | June 2, 2020

Workforce Innovation Performance | June 7, 2022

Workforce Innovation Performance | March 1, 2022

Workforce Innovation Performance | March 2, 2021

Workforce Innovation Performance | March 3, 2020

Workforce Innovation Performance | September 1, 2020

Workforce Innovation Performance | September 14, 2021

Workforce Innovation Performance | December 1, 2020

Youth Committee | December 10, 2020

Youth Committee | December 9, 2021

Youth Committee | June 10, 2021

Youth Committee | June 9, 2022

Youth Committee | March 10, 2022

Youth Committee | March 11, 2021

Youth Committee | September 10, 2020

Youth Committee | September 9, 2021

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