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 by-laws and each group is independent of the other. When meeting together the two groups form the Nevadaworks Board and operate under Board by-laws.
The Council membership is comprised of at least two members each from economic development, labor, education and community based organizations. In addition, representatives of each of the eighteen Workforce Investment Act mandated partners are on the Council as well as members from the business community. Business members must be 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.
Kris Wells Chair- AT&T
Michelle Sanchez-Bickley Chair Elect- Renown Health
Alan Darney – Northern Nevada Electrical Apprenticeship
Ann Silver – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Bradley Woodring – NV Energy
Chuck Sweeney – Chuck Sweeney Associates
David Meares - AD Hawk, Inc.
Harry Mowrey – International Painters and Allied Trades, Local Union 567
Jim Nelson – Nevada Association of Employers
Kenneth Dugan – Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center
Manny Martinez – The Chamber
Maria Sheehan – Truckee Meadows Community College
Maureen Cole – Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Nancy Rutherford - SOC Hawthorne
Shirley Chantrill – Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Steve Olson – Electratherm
Susan Robinson – Northern Nevada Literacy Council
Theresa Auld – Haws Corporation
Tom Miller – Applied Staffing Solutions
Tony Ramirez – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Nevadaworks Local Elected Officials
The Nevadaworks Local Elected Officials are either elected to a county office or represent such an official. Their two year terms on the Nevadaworks Board are determined by their respective county commissions and run from January 1 in even numbered years through December 31 in odd numbered years.
Current Local Elected Officials:
Darin Bloyed – Chair – Pershing County Commissioner
Bonnie Weber – Chair Elect – Washoe County Commissioner
Bob Hastings – Lyon County Commissioner
Bus Scharmann – Churchill County Commissioner
Clifford Cichowlaz – Mineral County Commissioner
Dean Bullock – Lander County Commissioner
Denise Castle – Douglas County Commissioner Representative
Grant Gerber – Elko County Commissioner
J.J. Goicoechea – Eureka County Commissioner
Jim French – Humboldt County Commissioner
Karen Abowd – Carson City Supervisor Ward 1
Austin Osborne - Storey County
Richard Howe - White Pine 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.