Board/Council

Nevadaworks Board

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.


Nevadaworks Council

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.

Current Council:


Michelle Sanchez-Bickley – Chair – Renown Health
Cheri Hill – Chair Elect – Sage International, Inc.
Alan Darney – Northern Nevada Electrical Apprenticeship
Cheri Hill – Chair Elect – Sage International, Inc.
Chuck SweeneyChuck Sweeney Associates
David Meares -  AD Hawk, Inc.
Harry Mowrey – International Painters and Allied Trades, Local Union 567
Jim NelsonNevada Association of Employers
Ken PiersonDepartment of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Kenneth DuganSierra Nevada Job Corps Center
Kris WellsAT&T
Mark TulmanNevada Association of Employers
Dr. Maria SheehanTruckee Meadows Community College
Maurice WashingtonNorthern Nevada Development Authority
Nancy McCormickEDAWN
Nancy RutherfordSOC Hawthorne  
Shirley ChantrillNevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Steve OlsonElectratherm
Susan RobinsonNorthern Nevada Literacy Council
Theresa AuldHaws Corporation
Tom MillerApplied Staffing Solutions
Tony RamirezU.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
Austin OsborneStorey County Commissioner Representative
Bob HastingsLyon County Commissioner

Bus ScharmannChurchill County Commissioner
Clifford CichowlazMineral County Commissioner
Dean BullockLander County Commissioner
Denise CastleDouglas County Commissioner Representative
Jeff WilliamsElko County Commissioner
Jim FrenchHumboldt County Commissioner
Karen AbowdCarson City Supervisor Ward 1
Michael SharkozyEureka County Commissioner
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.