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    About Workforce Development

    The Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Board (WDB) is the board responsible for the oversight of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs operated in the 12 county Northeast Georgia service region of Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton counties.

    Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Board Members

    The board members are appointed by the elected officials within the region representing demographic groups specified in the law.  The board is comprised of a 51% private sector business member majority and the Chair elected from within the local board membership is required to be a private sector member. The volunteer board provides policy oversight of the WIOA programs operated in Northeast Georgia.

    Board Member Sector
    Ronnie Boggs  Oglethorpe County Private Sector
    David Cagle Organized Labor
    Kathryn Lookofsky Department of Labor
    Geraldine Clarke Athens Housing Authority
    Javier Montalvo Walton Private Sector
    Andrea Daniel Athens Technical College
    Burke Walker Title V Community Service Employment WIOA Grant Recipient/Regional
    Bobby Hildreth Morgan Private Sector
    Paul Chambers Oconee Private Sector
    Kay Keller Community Based Organization/Regional -United Way of Northeast Georgia
    Bob Hughes Economic Development/Regional
    Chris Kubas Elbert County Private Sector
    Brenda Lazarus Greene County Private Sector
    Howard Ledford Education
    Gina Mixon Jackson Private Sector
    Zack Taylor Jasper County Private Sector
    Tony Hoyle Organized Labor
    Shari Kaplan Rehabilitation Services/Regional
    Joe Vogt Barrow County Private Sector
    Carol Williams At-Large Private Sector
    Penny S. Benton Education/UGA
    Jeffery Wearing Newton Private Sector
    Dave Ward Madison Private Sector
    Laurie Iski Community Based Organization
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