Anoka County Workforce Development Board
Anoka County will have a highly skilled workforce that contributes to the success of businesses in our community.
Contributing 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:
Shirley Barnes, CEO (Chair)
Crest View Senior Communities
Terry Hart, Vice President (Vice-Chair)
Tonya Barber, Strategic Sourcing and Support Manager
Allina Health / Mercy Unity Hospital
Dr. Elaina Bleifield, VP of Student and Academic Affairs
Anoka Technical College - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Shym Cook, Manager
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Jacquel Hajder, Economic Development Specialist
Lori Higgins, Metro North Chamber
Metro North Chamber of Commerce
Curt Jasper, HR/Operations
Ajax Metal Forming Solutions
Becky Johnson, Manager
Rehabilitation Services-Blaine Office
Paul Johnson, CEO
Aggressive Hydraulics, Inc.
KC Kye, Founder & CEO
K-Mama Sauce, LLC
Jessica Lipa, Director
Career and Technical Education Anoka-Hennepin STEP
Patrick McFarland, Executive Director
ACCAP HS Center of Anoka County
Jerry Miller, Sales Manager
Jennifer Mudge, Assistant Business Manager
Local 292 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Jim Nimlos, Appointed Representative
Mpls Electrical JATC
Stacie Sayre, Corporate Human Resources Director
Cretex Companies, Inc.
Michael Thews, VP, Chief Financial Officer
John Roberts Company
Theresa Zingery, Community Education Manager
Anoka Hennepin School District
Anoka County Workforce Development Board Non-Voting Members
Commissioner Scott Schulte
Anoka County Government Center
Commissioner Mandy Meisner
Anoka County Government Center
ANOKA COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEETING
Blaine Human Service Center - 1201 89th Avenue NE, Blaine - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Important Meeting Notice
The Anoka County Workforce Development Board will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. However, due to the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order and a determination by the county board chair that public attendance is not feasible due to the health pandemic, members of the public will not be allowed to attend this meeting in person. Public members may monitor this meeting through Webex and call 1-415-655-0003 and enter meeting number 133 556 851 1. Public monitoring in this manner is done pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.021.
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.
MEETING SCHEDULE and AGENDA PACKET