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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.

Name Organization
 Matthew Cooper  Barton and Loguidice, DPC
 Jody Pettit, 1st Vice Chair  Hilton Garden Inn
 Rod Castillo, 2nd Vice Chair  Keyes Information Technology
 John O'Driscoll, Secretary  IBEW Local 910
 Cheryl Mayforth  Executive Director, Jefferson-Lewis WDB
 Donald Alexander  Jefferson County Economic Development
 George Anderson  Current Applications
 Brittany Davis  Lewis County Economic Development
 Robert Hagemann  Jefferson County Administrator
 Marybeth LaVallee  Knowlton Technologies, LLC
 Fred Monaco  NYSUT - North Country
 Lynn Murray  Murcrest Farms
 Shellie Orloff  Qubica AMF
 Lynn Pietroski  The Arc of Jefferson-St. Lawrence
 Christine Rolfe  WPBS-TV
 Patrick Sheppard  ACCES-VR
 Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers Local 2
 Dr. Ty Stone  Jefferson Community College
 Lisa Storey  Samaritan Medical Center
 Stephen Todd  Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

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.


Resolutions will be listed once approved by the Board of Directors.  For current pending and previously approved resolutions, please click here.