Members

The Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Local Elected Official Board, is responsible for the development of the local plan for workforce development. The Workforce Board is responsible for the selection of youth providers by awarding contracts on a competitive basis to program operators, based on the recommendations of the Youth Council.

 

The Workforce Development Board identifies eligible providers of training services in the Workforce Service Area.

The Workforce Board is responsible to conduct oversight with respect to local youth program activities, local employment and training activities, the one-stop delivery system in the Workforce Service Area.

 

The Workforce Board shall assist the Governor in developing the statewide employment statistics system (One-Stop Operating System).

 

The Workforce Board shall promote the participation of private sector employers in the statewide workforce investment system and ensure the effective provision, through the system, of connecting, brokering, and coaching activities, through intermediaries such as the WorkForce Centers in the local area or through other organizations, to assist such employers in meeting hiring needs.

If you are interested in serving on the NWPIC Board, please review our Board Recruitment Packet and contact our Executive Director for additional information. 

 

Workforce Development Board Members

  • Mike Moore, Chair
    Representing: Polk County Private Sector
    Term Began: 7/1/2019; Term Ends: 6/30/2022
     

  • Sally Erickson, Vice Chair
    Representing: Marshall County Private Sector
    Term Began: 7/1/2019; Term Ends: 6/30/2022
     

  • Tim Hagl, Treasurer
    Representing: Red Lake County Private Sector
    Term Began: 7/1/2019; Term Ends: 6/30/2022
     

  • Shane Zutz  
    Representing: Private Sector; At-Large
    Term Began: 2/4/2020; Term Ends: 2/5/2023
     

  • Ardell Larson
    Representing: Kittson County Private Sector
    Term Began: 6/1/2017; Term Ends: 6/30/2020
     

  • Dawn Ganje
    Representing: Norman County Private Sector
    Term Began: 10/1/2019; Term Ends: 9/30/2022
     

  • Angela Malone 
    Representing: Pennington County Private Sector
    Term Began: 7/1/2017; Term Ends: 6/30/2020
     

  • Jarod Reierson 
    Representing: Private Sector; At-Large
    Term Began: 7/1/2017; Term Ends: 6/30/2020
     

  • Mark Karl
    Representing: Roseau County Private Sector
    Term Began: 7/1/2017; Appointed 10/2/2018; Term Ends: 6/30/2020
     

  • Marcus Waterworth
    Representing: Private Sector; At-Large
    Term Began: 8/3/2017; Appointed 10/2/2018; Term Ends: 6/30/2021
     

  • Sean Ranum, Youth Committee Chair
    Representing: Economic Development
    Term Began: 7/1/2019; Term Ends: 6/30/2022
     

  • Catherine Johnson, Secretary
    Representing: Community Based Org.
    Term Began: 6/1/2017; Term Ends: 6/30/2020
     

  • Bradley Levasseur
    Representing: Apprenticeship & Organized Labor
    Term Began: 2/4/2020; Term Ends: 2/5/2023

  • Loren Leake
    Representing: Organized Labor
    Term Began: 7/1/2017; Appointed 2/6/2018; Term Ends: 6/30/2020
     

  • Joel Ziegler
    Representing: Organized Labor
    Term Began: 2/4/2020; Term Ends: 2/5/2023
     

  • Kirsten Fuglseth
    Representing: Adult Literacy
    Term Began: 7/1/2017; Term Ends: 6/30/2020
     

  • Dennis Bona
    Representing: Higher Education
    Term Began: 10/1/2019; Term Ends: 9/30/2022
     

  • Bonny Stechmann
    Representing: Public Employment Agency
    Term Began: 7/1/2019; Term Ends: 6/30/2022
     

  • Jeff Bjornson
    Representing: Rehabilitation Agency
    Term Began: 7/1/2019; Term Ends: 6/30/2022
     


  • Ex-Officio (non-voting member); Representing: Social Services
     

If you are interested in serving in an open position, please contact our Executive Director for an application and to learn more about membership requirements, appointment process, and approval process. 

Joint Powers Board

The Joint Powers Board is the local government body that appoints WorkForce Council members and partner in overseeing area employment and training programs. The Joint Powers Board includes the members of the Northwest Regional Development Commission Executive Committee:

  • Dr. Joe Bouvette, Chair, Former Kittson County Commissioner

  • Kimberley Johnson, Kittson County

  • Gary Kiesow, Marshall County Commissioner

  • Nathan Redland, Norman County Commissioner

  • Bruce Lawrence, Pennington County Commissioner

  • Warren Strandell, Polk County Commissioner

  • Ron Weiss, Red Lake County Commissioner

  • Daryl Wicklund, Roseau County Commissioner

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