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Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board

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

Vacant, Secretary


Cheryl Mayforth

 Executive Director, Jefferson-Lewis WDB

Rob Aiken

 Aubertine and Currier

George Anderson

 Current Applications

Don Carlisto

 NYS United Teachers

Brittany Davis

 Lewis County Economic Development

Travis Flint

 IBEW Local 910

Robert Hagemann

 Jefferson County Administrator

Andy Haug


Robert Killmer

 Lawman Heating & Cooling

Marybeth LaVallee

Knowlton Technologies, LLC

Shellie Marks

Qubica AMF

Lynn Murray

 Murcrest Farms

Shena Patrick

 NYS Department of Labor

Lynn Pietroski

 The ARC of Jefferson-St. Lawrence

Mark Prasuhn


Patrick Sheppard


Karla Stefanini

 Caskinette Ford

Dale Stehlin

 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2

Stephen Todd

 Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

Dave Zembiec

 Jefferson County Economic Development


Workforce Development By-Laws

WDB By-Laws 2019.pdf

WDB Meetings

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 theworkplace@co.jefferson.ny.us  with the subject line Workforce Board Membership. 

Upcoming Meeting Information & Materials

Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes will be posted as they become available. To view current and previous year minutes, please click here.


Please click here to view the policies that have been approved by the Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board.


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 2021-2025 Document

Local Plan 2021 Attachment F - Youth Services

North Country Regional Plan PY21-PY24