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Workforce Investment Board Members by County

 

The HOGARC Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is responsible for providing policy guidance for the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services in the Heart of Georgia Altamaha region. The Board is comprised of appointed officials of political subdivisions and private citizens representing demographic groups specified by law. These appointed positions are unpaid.The Board meets every other month to consider specific subjects referred to it by staff, the Commission or intiated by the Board itself.

 

Workforce Investment Boards (or “WIBs”) are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Every community is associated with a Local WIB (LWIB). For each LWIB, a chief elected official (for example, a county commissioner or the mayor of a lead city) appoints members to sit on the WIB. These appointed positions are unpaid. At least 50 percent of a WIB’s membership must come from private businesses. There are also designated seats for representatives from labor unions, educational institutions, community groups, and economic development.

 

WIBs work in conjunction with economic development-related organizations in order to maximize the reaction time and create resources to intervene for both the dislocated workforce and the incumbent workforce members of a community.

 

 

Chair: Mac Jordan

Toombs County

 

Vice Chair: Janice O'Brien

Wheeler County