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

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.

Current Council:

Cheri Hill – Chair – Sage International, Inc.
Steve Olson – Vice Chair – Electratherm
Alan DarneyNorthern Nevada Electrical Apprenticeship
Chuck SweeneyChuck Sweeney Associates
David Meares–  AD Hawk, Inc.
Elmar Davé – JMC North America
Harry MowreyInternational Painters and Allied Trades, Local Union 567
John DunlapD4 Advanced Media
Dr. Kyle DalpeTruckee Meadows Community College
Mark Huntley – Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center
Michelle Sanchez-BickleyRenown Health
Nancy McCormickEDAWN 
Renee OlsonDepartment of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Susan RobinsonNorthern Nevada Literacy Council
Theresa AuldHaws Corporation
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 terms on the Nevadaworks Board are determined by their respective county commissions.

Current Local Elected Officials:

Austin Osborne – Chair – Storey County Commissioner Representative
Jim French – Vice Chair – Humboldt County Commissioner
Art ClarkLander County Commissioner
Barry Penzel – Douglas County Commissioner
Bus ScharmannChurchill County Commissioner
Cliff EklundElko County Commissioner
Greg HunewilLyon County Commissioner
Jeanne HermanWashoe County Commissioner
Jerrie TiptonMineral County Commissioner
Karen AbowdCarson City Supervisor Ward 1
Michael SharkozyEureka County Commissioner
Richard Howe – White Pine County Commissioner
Rob McDougal – Pershing 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.