Leggett Seeks Applicants for Workforce Development Board

County Executive Isiah Leggett is committed to representation on all of the County’s boards, committees, and commissions that is reflective of, and responsive to, our County’s residents. Public participation contributes to the work of County government and provides an important service to the community when a variety of issues, concerns, and viewpoints are presented.

Currently, there is a valuable opportunity to serve on the following:

Workforce Development Board

The deadline for application is November 23, 2016.

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Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members of these boards are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Leggett’s appointments are generally subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of individuals selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.

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Leggett Seeks Applicants for Workforce Development Board

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Workforce Development Board. The vacancies are for representatives of community-based/non-profit organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth or individuals with barriers to employment. Organizations include those that serve out-of school youth or veterans, or provide or support competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. Two incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.

The Workforce Development Board advises the County Executive on the administration of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2015 and serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker effective relationships between the County Executive and economic, education, and workforce partners throughout the local area. The Board is responsible for developing a strategy to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs to promote economic growth.

The Workforce Development Board is composed of 34 members. Eighteen are business representatives; of those, two must be small businesses. Nine are workforce representatives, which includes two labor organization representatives and seven community-based/non-profit organization representatives. Other members include the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, and one representative each of the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services, an organization administering adult education and literacy activities, Montgomery County Public Schools, a four-year post-secondary educational institution in Montgomery County; and the director or designee of Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. The Board meets quarterly in the morning at 8:30 AM in Rockville.

Nominations for business representatives will be made from general purpose business organizations, such as chambers of commerce and trade associations. Nominations for representatives of labor organizations will be nominated from local labor federations.