Coastal Workforce Development Board

Description:

The Coastal Workforce Development Board is a unique group of private/public community leaders charged with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce programs and services in the 10-county region. The CWDB brings together leaders from the private sector, public agencies, education, labor and community-based organizations to focus on the regional labor force, regional economy and the local community needs.

Board members are appointed by the local elected officials with a majority of the representation coming from the private sector.

The Board is responsible for creating a 4 year Strategic Plan, implementing and evaluating the regional workforce system and providing oversight to achieve the following goals:

-Enhance program coordination and service delivery of WorkSource Coastal operations;

-Understand the skill needs of the employers in the region, identify gaps between these needs and current workforce, and to work to close these gaps;

-Ensure a qualified workforce is ready, willing and able to meet the needs of the regional business customer;

-Renew partnerships with regional private sector, education, training and community development partners to maximize integration and impact of services; and 

-Eliminate gaps and redundancies in regional workforce development efforts.

Youth have the academic and job readiness skills required by regional employer and employers have the skilled workers they need to remain competitive.

Membership/Appointment:

Appointments to the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) are made by the Consortium of Local Elected Officials within Region 12, which includes ten-counties: Bryan, Glynn, Chatham, Long, Bulloch, Camden, Effingham, Liberty, McIntosh and Screven.

Board members are appointed by the local elected officials with a majority of the representation coming from the private sector.

The composition of the CWDB is made up of federally mandated partners, businesses, local educational agencies, and community-based organizations with demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the needs and skills gap of individuals with barriers to employment.

Min. Requirements:
Appointed representatives must have a genuine interest in improving the quality of the region’s workforce while representing their county, respectively. The appointed can represent the local region by residing or working in the City/County.

Term:
The term of membership is three (3) years.

Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:

MEMBER

APPOINTMENT

TERM ENDING

William (Bill) Stankiewicz, Vice-Chairperson

07/19/18(R)
Business/Private

07/01/21

Candace Mims

07/19/18(R)
Public/Economic Development/Mandated

07/01/21

Earline Wesley Davis

07/19/18(R)
HUDETA/Public/Mandated

07/01/21

Tia Brightwell

03/12/20
Business/Private

03/31/23

Leigh Acevedo

07/19/18(R)
Public/SEDA/Mandated

07/01/21



Public/Labor Union/Mandated


Kathy S. Love

12/06/18(R)
Public/Education & Training/Mandated

12/31/21

Rudolph V. Quarterman, Jr.

12/06/18(R)
Business/Private

12/31/21

Lee M. Smith, Chairperson

11/09/17
Business/Private

12/31/20

K. Lynn Tootle, Jr.

11/21/17

12/31/20

Chavis Ferguson

07/19/18

07/01/21

Perry Banks05/14/20
Public/Labor Union/Mandated

03/31/23


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For more information, please contact:

Sheron Morgan, Interim Executive Director
WorkSource Coastal
7216 Skidaway Road
Suite A
Savannah, GA 31406
email

Tiffani Smashum
7216 Skidaway Road
Suite A
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 351-6379
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