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.
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.
Steve Olson – Vice Chair – Electratherm
Alan Darney – Northern Nevada Electrical Apprenticeship
Chuck Sweeney – Chuck Sweeney Associates
Corrado DeGasperis – Comstock Mining, Inc.
David Meares– AD Hawk, Inc.
Elmar Davé – SonoCiné
Harry Mowrey– International Painters and Allied Trades, Local Union 567
Ken Pierson – Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Kris Wells– AT&T
Dr. Kyle Dalpe – Truckee Meadows Community College
Mark Huntley – Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center
Mark Tulman – Nevada Association of Employers
Michelle Sanchez-Bickley –Renown Health
Nancy McCormick – EDAWN
Nancy Rutherford – SOC Hawthorne
Renee Olson – Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Rod Young – Operating Engineers Apprenticeship
Shirley Chantrill – Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Susan Robinson – Northern Nevada Literacy Council
Theresa Auld – Haws Corporation
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 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 Clark – Lander County Commissioner
Barry Penzel – Douglas County Commissioner
Bus Scharmann – Churchill County Commissioner
Cliff Eklund – Elko County Commissioner
Greg Hunewil – Lyon County Commissioner
Jeanne Herman – Washoe County Commissioner
Jerrie Tipton – Mineral County Commissioner
Karen Abowd – Carson City Supervisor Ward 1
Michael Sharkozy – Eureka 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.