THE BOARD

The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, was formed by sixteen jurisdictions (Accomack, Caroline, Essex, Fredericksburg City, King George, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland) under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Workforce Development Board administers the federally funded employment & training programs which serve adults and youth from low income family (economically disadvantaged) and other eligible workers who have lost their jobs. The Workforce Development Area supports public/private partnerships involving local government, business and industry, labor, education and training institutions, employment services, and community support organizations.

Members on the Workforce Development Board are appointed by local elected officials to guide and oversee employment and training programs. Membership includes representation from business, education, organized labor, rehabilitation services, community-based organizations, Economic Development Authorities, and public employment services.

The Youth Council is appointed by the Workforce Development Board to guide and oversee the youth programs.

The staff of the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, is comprised of well trained workforce development professionals. It is their task to implement the policies and programs that the Board authorizes.

For more information please call 804-333-4048.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Our Executive Committee will consist of the Chairs of each of the committees and the LWDB Officers. It will set the legislative agenda for the LWDB, provide guidance, recommendations regarding the budget for the workforce development area, resolve any conflicts in recommendations between committees before any recommendation is made to the LWDB, address issues not assigned to any specific committee. It will review and approve items for inclusion of items for the LWDB agenda prior to LWDB meetings.

Ashley Forbes – Chair
Greg Moon – Vice Chair
Josh Gemerek – Secretary/Treasurer
LaMont Brown – Member-At-Large
Marjorie Lampkin – Youth Council Chair
Deborah Warf – One-Stop Committee Chair
Vanesa Livingstone  – Performance and Accountability Committee Chair
Shawn Hildebrand – Labor Market Committee Chair
Josh Gemerek  – Board Development Committee Chair

ONE-STOP COMMITTEE

Our One-Stop Committee will oversee MOU negotiations, and implementation of the agreements reached in the MOU. It will make recommendations to the LWDB regarding the WIOA adult priorities, definitions of self-sufficiency and attachment to the labor force for dislocated workers, additional core and intensive services not specified in WIOA but determined as needed in the local area, amounts and types of support services to be available to customers, will establish one stop certification criteria for full services, satellite, affiliate and networked one stop centers. Together with the elected officials, it will set criteria for inclusion of optional one stop partners in the one stop locations. It will oversee the consortium agreement between the agencies serving as the one stop operator.

Deborah Warf – Chair
Patrick Tompkins
Stephen Cox
Hosey Burgess
Tracy Harrington
Tina Lance

LABOR MARKET COMMITTEE

Our Labor Market Committee will make recommendations to the LWDB regarding employer services, localization of labor market information, approval of courses of training based upon labor market information, approval of courses of training based upon labor market information for which ITAs will be granted. It will be responsible for the development of a marketing and public relations strategy. It will make recommendations regarding exceptions to ITAs such as for OJT and Customized Training and such other exceptions as are allowed under WIOA and an appropriate for the local area. It will make recommendations regarding fee for service activities.

Shawn Hildebrand – Chair
Felicia Ainsa
Nick Minor
David Mann
Melvin Carter
Ian Ginger

PERFORMANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE

Will be responsible for fiscal and qualitative oversight, including continuous improvement, monitoring, performance standards, audit, quality services, customer satisfaction surveys, monitor fee for service activities, recommendations regarding continued certification, termination of the one stop operator together with the Local Elected Officials.

Vanesa Livingstone  – Chair
Dennis Parsons
Stephen Goodall
Beverly Davis
Bridget Landess
Gary Wilson
Jennifer Bowhey

BOARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Our Board Development Committee will serve as the liaison with local governments for appointments to the Bay WIB and ensures that the Board meets state certification requirements annually. The Board Development Committee is responsible for compliance with Policy 99-2 – Establishment of Local Workforce Development Boards.  The Committee is also responsible for acclimating new board members.  The Committee will recruit new board members and provide orientation for new members. The Committee will review and
recommend changes in the By-Laws as appropriate.

Josh Gemerek – Chair
Bill Leyden
Ben Whanger
Amy Shockley
Sara Carroll
Kendall Webre

YOUTH COUNCIL

A convener for the establishment of community wide youth strategies. Will coordinate program services to leverage funds so as to be able to provide all youth with services as appropriate and to eliminate overlap and duplication. Will make recommendations to the LWDB with respect to the type and mix of youth services and the selection of youth providers based upon competitive requests for proposals

Marjorie Lampkin – Chair
David Ferguson
Hutt Williams
Tina Stratton-Taylor
Roger Gross
Chris Giles
Hope Mothershead

BOARD ROSTER

Business Representatives

Felicia Ainsa
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
fainsa@myrec.coop

Stephen Cox
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
Stephen.cox@fredgoodwill.org

LaMont A Brown
ALNA Financial Group
Lamont.a.brown@gmail.com

Sara Carroll
Cuddlebugs Child Development Center
warsawrcchamber@gmail.com

Melvin Carter
United Auto Workers Local 2123
melcartersr2@aol.com

Beverly Davis
Gravities Light
bev5212@yahoo.com

Stephen Goodall
WestRock
smgoodall@westrock.com

Sean Hildebrand
A & N Electric Cooperative
shildebrand@anec.com

Bridgett Landess
Atlantic Union Bank
bridgett.landess@bankatunion.com

Ashley Forbes
Bay Creek Resort
aforbes@baycreeklife.com

Greg Moon
Carry On Trailers
greg.moom@carry-ontrailer.com

Dennis Parsons
Exit Realty Group
ddparsons@aol.com

Matthew Weaver
Cyber Bytes Foundation
matt@cyberbytesfoundation.org 

Benjamin Whanger
Rivah Lawn & Landscaping
rivahlawn@gmail.com

Kendall Webre
Norton Yachts
kendall@nortonyachts.com

Workforce Representatives

Labor

Melvin L. Carter
United Auto Workers Local 2123
melcartersr2@aol.com

William Leyden
Elevator Constructors Local 52
iuec52@iuec.hrcoxmail.com

Community Based

Josh Gemerek
Bay Aging
jgemerek@bayaging.org

Stephen Cox
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
Stephen.cox@fredgoodwill.org

LaMont Brown
Greater Fredericksburg Black Chamber of Commerce
Lamont.a.brown@gmail.com

Sara Carroll
Warsaw Richmond County Chamber of Commerce
warsawrcchamber@gmail.com

Apprenticeship

William Leyden
Elevator Constructors Local 52
iuec52@iuec.hrcoxmail.com

Other Required Representatives

Institute of Higher Education

Tina Lance
Germanna Community College
tlance@germanna.edu

Marjorie Lampkin
Rappahannock Community College
mlampkin@rappahannock.edu

Patrick Tompkins
Eastern Shore Community College
ptompkins@es.vccs.edu

Adult Education

Amy Shockley
Eastern Shore Adult Education
ashockley@es.vccs.edu

Economic and Community Development

Ian Ginger
Go Virginia Region 6
ginger@gwregion.org

Nick Minor
King George County
nminor@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us

Gary Wilson
Caroline County
gwilson@co.caroline.va.us

Career and Technical Education

Amy Shockley
Eastern Shore Adult Education
ashockley@es.vccs.edu

Title I Rehabilitation Act

Tracy Harrington
Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services
tracy.harrington@dars.virginia.gov

Department of Social Services

Vanesa Livingstone
Richmond County Department of Social Services
vanesal.livingstone@dss.virginia.gov

State Employment Services

Deborah Warf
Virginia Employment Commission
debbye.warf@vec.virginia.gov

Hosey Burgess
Virginia Employment Commission
hosey.burgess@vec.virginia.gov

Other

David Mann
mann.david10@gmail.com

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Criteria Overview

Section 107(a) of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) authorizes the Governor, in partnership with the State Board, to establish criteria for chief elected officials to use to appoint members of the local boards. The following table provides the composition requirements for membership on Local Workforce Development Boards which are stipulated in Section 107(b)(2) of WIOA and the criteria developed by the Governor.

A. Nomination & Selection Process:

The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, on behalf of the Chief Local Elected Officials of the jurisdictions of Accomack, Caroline, Essex, Fredericksburg City, King George, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland, from time to time may contact the appropriate entities in the region for nominations to appoint members and/or to fill vacancies on the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, based on the process below. Vacancies will be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

Private sector representatives will be selected from among individuals nominated by local business organizations (i.e. Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations or Economic Development organizations). Individual businesses may also nominate themselves or provide nominations of other businesses to the Chief Local Elected Officials. Private sector representatives can include owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, and other business executives with optimum policy making or hiring authority. They must be from the local high demand industries including Healthcare, Logistics, Information Technology or Advanced Manufacturing (or related industries).

Local educational entity representatives will be selected from among individuals nominated by regional or local educational agencies, institutions, or organizations representing such local educational entities including local school boards, entities providing vocational education, entities providing secondary adult education and literacy activities, and postsecondary educational institutions (including representatives of community colleges).

Labor representatives will be selected from among individuals nominated by local labor federations or other employee organizations and/or the state AFL‐CIO.

For all other members, appropriate groups in the local area will be consulted for possible individuals to serve including representatives of community-based organizations and economic development agencies.

For more information or to submit nominations, contact jdavis@baywib.org

B. Public Participation

The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, on behalf of the Chief Local Elected Officials of the jurisdictions of Accomack, Caroline, Essex, Fredericksburg City, King George, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland, will provide public notice on the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board website of the intent to solicit nominations for board membership.

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