Workforce Development Board (WDB)
Established under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, the WDB is a government appointed, local Board that is in charge of providing guidance, impact, motivation and supervision for our local workforce development system. This means integrating an economic and workforce investment system that provides an environment for success for both businesses and workers as we all deal with the ever-increasing changes in technology, markets and high performance workplaces.
Workforce Development Board Membership
Members of the Workforce Development Board are jointly appointed by the Boards of Legislatures of both Jefferson and Lewis counties. The majority of the Workforce Development Board membership must be representatives of the private sector (representing business and industry). Members are appointed for three-year fixed, staggered terms. The Workforce Development Board officers, elected by the membership at the annual meeting, are Chairperson, 1st and 2nd Vice-Chairpersons, and Secretary.
Matthew Cooper, Chairman of the Board
Barton and Loguidice, DPC
Jody Pettit, 1st Vice-Chair
Hilton Garden Inn
Rod Castillo, 2nd Vice-Chair
Gotham Pearl Labs
Executive Director, Jefferson-Lewis WDB
Aubertine and Currier
NYS United Teachers
Lewis County Economic Development
IBEW Local 910
Jefferson County Administrator
Lawman Heating & Cooling
|Knowlton Technologies, LLC|
NYS Department of Labor
The ARC of Jefferson-St. Lawrence
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2
Jefferson County Economic Development
Workforce Development By-Laws
The Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board holds quarterly meetings in March, June, September and December. The Executive Board meets at least 4 times per year, but may meet more often as needed. While we have full membership at this moment, we are always looking for businesses that would be willing to sit on the board as openings occur. If your business is interested in sitting on the board, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Workforce Board Membership.
Board Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes will be posted as they become available. To view current and previous year minutes, please click here.
Resolutions will be listed once approved by the Board of Directors. For current pending and previously approved resolutions, please click here.
Workforce Development Related Plans and Memorandums of Understanding
Local Plan 2021 Attachment F - Youth Services
North Country Regional Plan PY21-PY24