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:
Shirley Barnes, CEO (Chair)
Crest View Senior Communities
Terry Hart, Vice President (Vice-Chair)
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.
Jessica Lipa, Director
Career and Technical Education Anoka-Hennepin STEP
Patrick McFarland, Executive Director
ACCAP HS Center of Anoka County
Jerry Miller, Sales Manager
Jim Nimlos, Training Director
Mpls Electrical JATC
Jody O'Neil, Sr. Director, HR
Cretex Companies, Inc.
Jamie Swenson, Human Resources
Michael Thews, VP, Chief Financial Officer
John Roberts Company
Raymond Zeran, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Local Union 292
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 - Room 202
MEETING SCHEDULE and AGENDA PACKET
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - CANCELLED
a New Window. Thursday, February 7, 2019 - CANCELLED
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - March Agenda Packet Opens a New Window.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - June Agenda Packet
July - No Meeting
August - No Meeting
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - September Agenda Packet
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - October Agenda Packet
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - December Agenda Packet