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Minneapolis Workforce Development Board

The Minneapolis Workforce Development Board (MWDB) is one of Minnesota's 16 local workforce boards, designated by the Governor under authorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The MWDB guides the design of local workforce development in the City of Minneapolis,  including operational oversight of CareerForce Minneapolis North, CareerForce Minneapolis South, and the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center. Priorities include pathways initiatives in youth internships, healthcare, information technology, and place-based strategies. In addition, MWDB seeks to increase awareness of high-demand occupations and to connect employers with resources to recruit and retain a competitive workforce. 
Established Date:
Jan 1, 1983
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
21
Positions Occupied:
21
Vacant Positions:
0
Membership Description:

The MWDB is comprised of 21 members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council to three-year terms. Members represent various sectors of the workforce system, including business, workforce, education and training, government, and economic development. Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, members must have decision-making authority within the organizations they represent.  

Term Limit:
NA
Residency Requirement:
Must be a Minneapolis resident. May be waived by City Council if the business/employer is located in Minneapolis.
Compensation:
None
Selection Procedure:
The MWDB uses the City's open appointment process.  Applications are reviewed by staff and the Chair of the MWDB, who make recommendations to the Mayor. The Mayor appoints the selected person to the MWDB.
Appointing Cycle:
Spring
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Laura D Beeth Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative business.
2 John Pacheco Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative business.
3 Andrea Bredlow Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative business.
4 Jashan Eison Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative business.
5 Tara Watson Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative business.
6 Ken McCraley Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative business.
7 Anthony Goze Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative business.
8 Hilary Marden-Resnik Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative business.
9 Jordan Brusberg Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative business.
10 Kirk Keeney Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative business.
11 Jonathan Weinhagen Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative business.
12 Daniel McConnell Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative from workforce: labor organization.
13 Aaron Hill Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative of workforce: Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship Program.
14 Douglas Flateau Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative of workforce: Labor; Apprenticeship; Community Based Organization addressing barriers to employment; or an organization providing employment, training, or education services for youth.
15 Tanessa Greene Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative of workforce: Labor; Apprenticeship; Community Based Organization addressing barriers to employment; or an organization providing employment, training, or education services for youth.
16 Sharon Pierce Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative of higher education institution.
17 Anthony Williams Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative of Provider of Adult Education and Literacy Activities under Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II.
18 Clarence Hightower Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative of an economic and community development organization.
19 Ibrahim Noor Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative of State of Minnesota employment service office under the Wagner-Peyser Act.
20 Thant Pearson Apply Now Jul 1, 2020 Jun 30, 2023 Mayor Representative of an entity providing programs carried out under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I, other than section 112 or part C of that title serving Minneapolis.
21 Tashitah Tufaa Apply Now Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2021 Mayor Representative of an organization administering programs related to transportation, housing, or public assistance.
Meeting Schedule:
Semi-monthly. Third Tuesday of odd months (January, March, May, July, September, and November) from 8:00-9:30 am.
Location:
Various
Address:
Various
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014
By Laws:
This link open a new window Minneapolis Workforce Development Board Bylaws
Contact Information
Department:
Community Planning & Economic Development
Phone:
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