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The Mesa County Workforce Development Board oversees the programs at the Workforce Center and is comprised of prominent leaders in our local business community.

  • Workforce programs are delivered in Colorado through 10 federally-recognized local workforce areas.
  • Each local area includes workforce centers that provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers.
  • Each local workforce area is guided by a workforce development board.
  • Authorized by WIOA in 2014, workforce development boards serve as strategic conveners to promote aligned relationships between business representatives, local government, economic development, education, and workforce partners to engage in and implement talent development solutions tailored to meet the needs of businesses and job seekers as part of an integrated workforce development system.

Name Sector Representation Organization
Karen Troester Business Representative Chair Grand Junction Federal Credit Union
Curtis Englehart Business Representative Vice Chair Grand Junction Economic Partnership
Lance Kramer Business Representative Immediate Past Chair FCI
Nina Anderson Business Representative Express Employment Professionals
Amy Jordan Business Representative Community Hospital
Stacey Mascarenas Business Representative Express Employment Professionals
Karli Reimer Business Representative Main Street Management
Scott Sweeney Business Representative West Star Aviation
Candace Carnahan Business Representative Grand Junction Chamber
Brad Mccloud Business Representative Excel Energy

Alma Sekulich

Business Representative

Innovative Textiles

Brigitte Sunderman

Workforce Representative

Western Colorado Community College (WCCC)

Cheri Taylor

Workforce Representative

School District 51

Jill Calvert Workforce Representative Mesa County Dept. of Human Services

Daniel Schulte

Workforce Representative (Labor)

Local Union 145

Brian Summers

Workforce Representative (Labor)

Sheet Metal Workers Union

Ron Geary

Workforce Representative (Labor)

IBEW 8th District Union

Emily Mcconnell

Adult Education Representative

Mesa County Libraries

Elise Lowe-Vaughn

Representative of Ed, Trn, Gov, Comm Development

Colorado Department Of Labor and Employment

Bobbie Daniel

Representative of Ed, Trn, Gov, Comm Development

Mesa County Commissioner (Cleo)

Barbara Kiefer

Representative of Ed, Trn, Gov, Comm Development

Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

Greg Caton

Representative of Ed, Trn, Gov, Comm Development

Grand Junction City Manager

Lindsay Bullock

Workforce Center Manager (Not a Member)

Mesa County Workforce Center