The Nevadaworks Board decides policy and sets the direction for workforce efforts throughout Northern Nevada. The Board is comprised of the Nevadaworks Council and the Nevadaworks Local Elected Officials. Each group has its own bylaws, and each group is independent of the other. When meeting together, the two groups form the Nevadaworks Board and operate under the Board’s by-laws.
Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 107 (2), the Council membership is comprised of members representing labor, apprenticeship programs, adult literacy, higher education, economic development, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. Other members may represent community-based organizations, youth, local education, transportation, housing, public assistance, or philanthropic organizations. Business members must make up the majority of the total Council membership.
All Council members are appointed to terms of up to three years by the Local Elected Officials. Terms run from July 1 through June 30. Members may represent more than one category and may seek re-appointment when their current term expires.
Cheri Hill – Chair – Sage International, Inc.
Kevin Landry – Vice Chair – New Horizons Learning Group
Alan Darney – Northern Nevada Electrical Apprenticeship
Angela Holt – Western Nevada College
Christopher Robison – Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Chuck Sweeney – Chuck Sweeney Associates
Dr. Dana Ryan – Truckee Meadows Community College
Harry Mowrey– International Painters and Allied Trades, Local Union 567
Leslie Mix – Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center
Mechelle Merrill – Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Nancy McCormick – EDAWN
Scott Jolcover – American Battery Metals
Theresa Auld – Haws Corporation
Thoran Towler – Nevada Association of Employers
Nevadaworks Local Elected Officials
The Nevadaworks Local Elected Officials are either elected to a county office or represent such an official. Their terms on the Nevadaworks Board are determined by their respective county commissions.
Jim French – Chair – Humboldt County Commissioner
Austin Osborne – Vice Chair – Storey County Commissioner Representative
Art Clark – Lander County Commissioner
Cliff Eklund – Elko County Commissioner
Curtis Schlepp – Mineral County Commissioner
Greg Koenig – Churchill County Commissioner
Jeanne Herman – Washoe County Commissioner
John Engels – Douglas County Commissioner
Maurice White – Carson City Supervisor Ward 2
Michael Sharkozy – Eureka County Commissioner
Richard Howe – White Pine County Commissioner
Shayla Hudson– Pershing County Commissioner
Vida Keller – Lyon County Commissioner
Nevadaworks Youth Council
The goal of the Nevadaworks Youth Council is to ensure the broadest range of services available to Northern Nevada youth while minimizing duplication. Nevadaworks has contracted with premier youth agencies to coordinate this function for the best interests of the communities involved.