Anoka County Workforce Development Board
The board sets priorities and policies that focus on local workforce needs and insure that programs and agencies work together to meet those needs. The goal is to create a responsive workforce development system for both employers and job seekers.
The board is instrumental in building relationships with businesses, advocating for workforce development resources, and supporting new and innovative local initiatives that create job opportunities and economic growth in Anoka County.
Our VisionAnoka County will have a highly skilled workforce that contributes to the success of businesses in our community.
Our MissionContributing to the success of individuals and employers through workforce development services.
These guiding values are the foundation of beliefs behind the vision and mission.
* Responsive to customer needs
* Encourage life-long learning
* Use data to make informed decisions
* Support and promote economic growth in our communities
* Integrate community resources and encourage meaningful partnerships
* Affirm diversity and promote acceptance and respect of all people
The Anoka County Workforce Development Board is made up of representatives of business, organized labor, social services agencies, public employment services, rehabilitation services agencies, economic development agencies, community-based organizations and educational institutions.
Anoka County Workforce Development Board Voting Members:
Erik Aamoth, Manager
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
Pat Adams, Community Education Assistant Manager
Anoka Hennepin School District
Curt Jasper, HR/Operations
Shirley Barnes, CEO (Chair)
Crest View Senior Communities
Dr. Elaina Bleifield, VP of Student and Academic Affairs
Anoka Technical College - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Lara Fatunbi, Owner
Relieve Medical Supply, Inc.
Terry Hart, Vice President (Vice-Chair)
Becky Johnson, Manager
Rehabilitation Services-Blaine Office
Paul Johnson, CEO
Aggressive Hydraulics, Inc.
Jessica Lipa, Director
Career and Technical Education Anoka-Hennepin STEP
Julie Lundberg, HR Consultant
Patrick McFarland, Executive Director
ACCAP HS Center of Anoka County
Jerry Miller, Sales Manager
Jim Nimlos, Training Director
Mpls Electrical JATC
Jamie Swenson, Human Resources
Michael Thews, VP, Chief Financial Officer
John Roberts Company
Erik Thorvig, Economic Development Professional
City of Blaine
Kelli Watson, VP Human Resources
Raymond Zeran, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Anoka County Workforce Development Board Non-Voting Members
Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah
Anoka County Government Center
Commissioner Julie Braastad
Anoka County Government Center
2018 ANOKA COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
Blaine Human Service Center - Room 202 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - CANCELLED
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
July - No Meeting
August - No Meeting
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018