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The Workforce Arizona Council (Council) is the advisory board to the Governor on workforce matters. Appointed by Governor Ducey pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Council is comprised of leaders representing private business, labor, community-based organizations, the Arizona Legislature, local government and state agencies. It is responsible for carrying out the Governor’s strategic vision for the state’s robust workforce system.


First Name Last Name Designee Company/Association Representing
Douglas Ducey   State of Arizona Governor
Susan Anable   Cox Business
Dominick Escamilla   Country Financial Business
Todd M. Graver   Freeport Business
Dawn Grove   Karsten Manufacturing Business
Thomas Longstreth   Ventana Medical Systems Business
Lawrence Lucero   Tucson Electric Power Business
Stephen P. Macias   Pivot Manufacturing Business
Cecilia Mata   AllSource Global Management Business
Naomi Cramer   Banner Health Business
Ellen K. Poole   USAA Business
Bill Terry   IBM Business
Steven Thompson   Uber Phoenix Business
Robert J. Trenschel   Yuma Regional Medical Center Business
Doug Yonko   Hensley Beverage Company Business
Glenn Hamer   Arizona Chamber Business
David Martin   AZ Association of General Contractors Business
Farrell A. Quinlan   National Federation of Independent Business Business
Kimberly Yee   Arizona State Senate State Legislature
Vince Leach   Arizona House of Representatives State Legislature
Steve Chucri   Maricopa Board of Supervisors Local Elected Official
William (Jim) Lane   City of Scottsdale Local Elected Official
Dennis Anthony   Arizona Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Apprenticeship
Stephen Gilman   United Goodyear Firefighters Association Labor
Thomas Winkel   Arizona Coalition for Military Families Community-Based Organization
Edward F. Oxford   Goodwill of Central Arizona Community-Based Organization
Randall Gibb   Grand Canyon University Business
Diane Douglas Sheryl Hart AZ Department of Education Core Program Lead Agency
TBD     AZ Department of Economic Security Core Program Lead Agency
Sandra Watson   Arizona Commerce Authority Economic Development




Thursday, June 1, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Location:  Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ  85007

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Location:  Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ  85007

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Location:  Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 


 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes (2016/2017)

Thursday, February 16, 2017  - REVISED Agenda

*New location: Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry,  3200 N. Central Ave. Suite 1125, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Revised AgendaMinutes (Draft)
*New location: ARIZONA@WORK Maricopa County, 1840 N. 95th Avenue, Ste. 180  Phoenix, AZ 85037

Thursday, August 18, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Thursday, May 26, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Thursday, March 10, 2016 AgendaMinutes

Tuesday, January 28, 2016 – AgendaMinutes


Strategic Communications and Partnerships Committee (2016/2017))

Friday, January 20, 2017 - Agenda,  Minutes (Draft)

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Monday, May 9, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Friday, April 8, 2016 – AgendaMinutes


Measuring Effectiveness Committee (2016/2017)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes (Draft)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Monday, May 16, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – AgendaMinutes


Performance Excellence Committee (2016/2017)

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes (Draft)

Monday, January 9, 2017 (Operator Procurement Workgroup) - Agenda

Friday, December 16, 2016 (Operator Procurement Workgroup) - Agenda, Minutes (Draft)

Monday, October 31, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Tuesday, July  26, 2016 –   AgendaMinutes

Monday, April 25, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Monday, April 4, 2016 – AgendaMinutes 


Council Bylaws Workgroup (2016)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 –  AgendaMinutes (Draft)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – AgendaMinutes (Draft)

Monday, May 2, 2016 – AgendaMinutes (Draft)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – AgendaMinutes


Quality Workforce Committee (2016/2017)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – AgendaMinutes (Draft)

Monday, May 25, 2016 – AgendaMinutes


Executive Committee (2016/2017)

Friday, February 3, 2017 -Agenda, Mnutes (Draft)

Monday, November 7, 2016 – REVISED AgendaMinutes

Thursday, August 4, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Monday, May 16, 2016 –  AgendaMinutes (Draft)

Monday, June 6, 2016 –  AgendaMinutes


State Plan Task Force (2016)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – AgendaMinutes (Draft)
Friday, August 26, 2016 – AgendaMinutes
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – Agenda, Minutes

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – AgendaMinutes
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – AgendaMinutes
Thursday, February 11, 2016 – AgendaMinutes
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – AgendaMinutes

Policies and Reports

Council Documents

Workforce Arizona Council Bylaws

Resources for Local Boards

01-2016 WIOA Local Governance Policy Final Review Draft

02-2016 Arizona @ Work Job Center Vision for One Stop Delivery System Policy Approved

03-2016 Arizona@Work Job Center Structure of One Stop Delivery System Policy Approved

04-2016 Arizona@Work Job Center One Stop Center Operator Selection Policy Final Review Draft

05-2016 Arizona@Work Job Center MOU and Infrastructure Costs Policy Approved

Crosswalk for Revised Policies

Department of Labor WIOA Training & Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs)

One-Stop Operations Guidance  TEGL

Competitive Selection of One-Stop Operators TEGL

Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under WIOA TEGL


Local Area Procurements

City of Phoenix - Local Board


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Mission:  The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board serves as a catalyst, identifying and addressing the evolving business needs of Greater Phoenix by convening partners to provide customer-centric solutions and resources which offer employers access to a skilled workforce.

Vision:  Businesses will have access to world-class talent through a comprehensive, seamless system of partners that positions Phoenix as a global leader for economic growth.


Full Board:  Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl

Executive Leadership Committee: Phoenix City Hall, 20th Floor East, 200 W. Washington

Continuous Improvement Committee:  

Business Engagement Committee:   

Service Delivery Committee:   Jan. 13th, 8:30 a.m. Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl

Advancing Youth Workforce:  


First Name Last Name Position
Frank   Armendariz Regional Vice President – AZ & Mountain States, Manpower
Audrey   Bohanan Chief People Officer, Adelante Healthcare
Kelley   Coats Director of Customer Operations, APS
Andres   Contreras Vice President, Acquisition and Development, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Nick   DePorter Senior Field Organizer, LinkedIn



Workforce Region Manager, DES Employment Administration

Stacie   Garlieb President, Successful Impressions LLC
Dr. Steven Gonzales President, GateWay Community College
Travis  Hardin, Vice Chair Communications Consultant, Wells Fargo
Delbert Hawk President, IBEW Local Union 640
Lucy   Mailloux Human Resource & Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Northstar Aerospace
Donna   Pettigrew AZ College of Allied Health
Darrell  Rich, Chair Financial Advisor, USAA
Alan  Ruda Field Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training Program
Beth Salazar President, GateWay Community College
Lorenzo Sierra Consultant, Segal
Karen Stafford Organizational Development and Learning Consultant, Arizona Regional Office
Timothy Stump Employer Coordinator
Neely Tubati  Founder, Culture Connective
Arcelia Zamora Acting Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

Policies and Reports

Youth Policies

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City of Phoenix





The Maricopa County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) was established to assist the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as the Chief Local Elected Officials in strategic planning, oversight and evaluation of the local workforce development area, as well as to promote effective outcomes consistent with statewide goals, objectives and negotiated local performance.

The MCWDB receives its authority in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014 and is comprised of leaders representing the local area’s geographic and business demographics in private business and in the public sector. 



Name Affiliation Title Representation

Chad Haas

Triage Now, Llc.

President & CEO


Dennis Troggio

Achen-Gardner Construction President & CEO Business

Donna Pettigrew*

Arizona College of Allied Health Community Relations Director Business

Frank Armendariz*

ManPower Group Regional Vice President Business

Glenn Bowers

Hazelwoods Enterprise Inc. VP of Retail Operations Business

Jim Godfrey

Jim Godfrey & Associates Llc. Principle Business

Kelsie McClendon

Total Transit Corporate HR Manager


Neal Dauphin

Ruan VP of Integrated Solutions


Nick DePorter*

LinkedIn Senior Field Organizer - Phoenix Business

Robin Schaeffer

Arizona Nurses Association Executive Director Business
Ron Hardin Blood Systems Inc. Senior Director Business

Carlton Brooks

American Culinary Federation Chef's Association of Arizona Current Past President Apprentice Chair Labor & Apprenticeship

Marie Sullivan

AWEE President & CEO Community Based Organization
Reid Graser Job Corps Admissions Project Director Youth Workforce
Shawn Hutchinson IBEW Local 640 President & Business Representative Labor & Apprenticeship
Blair Liddicoat Rio Salado Community College Associate Dean Adult Education & Literacy
Brianna Bendotti Maricopa Corporate College VP of Workforce Solutions Education
Chevera Trillo AZ DES Employment EA District 1 Workforce Administrator

ES Wagner-Peyser Act

Bonnie Thoi Maximus Project Manager Economic & Community Development
Jon Ellerston AZ DES Vocational Rehabilitation Employer Coordinator Vocational Rehabilitation



Executive Committee & Full Board: 2016 | 2017

Youth Committee: 2016-2017

For more information contact Board Liaison, Nancy Avina.  


Policies, Minutes and Reports

WDB Bylaws

Local Plan  


Executive Committee:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, September 09, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Meeting Canceled

Friday, October 07, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Executive Session held)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

2015 Agendas | Minutes

2014 Agendas | Minutes  


Full Board:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Agenda | No Quorum

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes (Executive Session held)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Agenda| Minutes

2015 Agendas | Minutes

2014 Agendas | Minutes  


Youth Committee:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Agenda | MInutes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

2015 Agendas | Minutes

2014 Agendas | Minutes  


Nominations Committee:

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, April 08, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, May 05, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - Agenda| Minutes

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes  


Sector Committee:

No meetings scheduled  



LWDB Self-Assessment, Thursday, November 03, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes  

One Stop Operator Workgroup, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

BOS/WDB Agreement Workgroup, Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Core Partner MOU's Workgroup, Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

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Workforce Development Board


The Workforce Development Board’s Strategic Vision for preparing an educated and skilled workforce inclusive of youth and individuals with barriers to employment in order to support the local area economic growth and economic self-sufficiency is to build economic success for business and workers through workforce development partnerships.

The Workforce Development Board Mission Statement is to facilitate business retention and growth by partnering with education, service agencies and the business community to empower individuals with skills that promote self-sufficiency.


Current Northeastern Arizona Innovative Workforce Solutions Workforce Development Board Members:

Board Member


Peggy, Belnap

Higher Education

Berry, Don


Buzan, Malissa

Workforce/Community Services

Byrne, Jeri


Christensen, Becky


Dean, Roxanne

Workforce/Job Corp

Flake, Elizabeth

Higher Education

Hart, Kelly

Wagner Peyser

Huddleston, Curtis


Jackson, Rickey

Adult Education

Joy, Glenn


Kakavas, Connie


Martin, Amy


Moore, Gary


North, Steve


Osborn, Deborah

Vocational Rehabilitation

Potts, Cliff


Smith, Ben


Sorensen, John


Stradling, Von


Williams, Steve



NEAZIWS Workforce Development Board is dedicated to demonstrating strong collaborating and leveraging resources to build the workforce necessary to meet industry and occupational demands.  To build a talent pipeline that meets the needs and expectations of business in the coming years.  



Pinal County - Local Board









“To provide an environment for cultivating opportunities by using regional resources and partnerships to enhance the economy in Pinal County.”


“The creation of a quality workforce environment that connects jobseekers to employers.”



Upcoming Meetings

The ARIZONA@WORK Pinal County Local Workforce Development Board meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every other month. Locations will be identified prior to each meeting. Public meeting notices will be posted here.  

LWDB : January 26, 2017

Agenda                        Attachments                               Minutes


Below is the schedule for future Board meetings:

2017 –March 26     May 25



Name Company/Association Representing
Udo Cook (Chair) Abbott Nutrition Business
Carol Daniel(Co-Chair)    Pinal County Federal Credit Union Business
Chris Bannon Biosphere 2 Business
Jack Beveridge Empowerment Systems INC Business
Mila Besich-Lira Miracle Executive Service Business 
Curtis Brown Sun Tyre and Wheel Systems Business 
Linda Garret   Pinnacle Consulting Solutions  Business
Liz Harris Tuck Career Horizons Business 
Yvonne Jenkins Supply 29  Business
Kristin Jepson Abbott-Ross Products Business 
Lynn Parsons Coolidge Chamber of Commerce  Business 
Sandie Smith Pinal Partnership Business 
Charlie Estrada Steelworkers Union  Workforce 
Kenneth Hall Central Arizona Governments  Workforce 
Brad McCormick  Fred G. Acosta Job Corps  Workforce 
Joan Moore Pinal/Gila Council for Senior Citizens  Workforce
Susan Aguilar  Central Arizona College  Education 
Bob Duke  Central Arizona College  Education 
Jeanine Burke Department of Economic Security Governmental / Economic / Community Development
Lana Chanda Gila River Indian Community Governmental / Economic / Community Development 
Tim Kanavel  Pinal County Governmental / Economic / Community Development 
Richard Wilkie City of Casa Grande Governmental / Economic / Community Development 
Tim Tucker Department of Economic Security Governmental / Economic / Community Development


Past Meetings

LWDB: July 28, 2016

Agenda                          Attachments                               Minutes

Executive Committee Meeting:  June 30, 2016

Agenda                         Attachments                               Minutes

LWDB: May 26, 2016

Agenda                         Attachments                               Minutes

Executive Committee Meeting:  May 18, 2016

Agenda                          Attachments                              Minutes

Strategic Planning Session:  April 21, 2016

Agenda                          Attachments                               Minutes

LWDB: March 24, 2016

Agenda                          Attachments                               Minutes

LWDB: February 3, 2016

Agenda                        Attachments                                 Minutes



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Pinal County