Coastal Workforce Development Board

Description:
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 authorizes the Board to collaborate across systems in an effort to better address the employment and skills needs of current employees, jobseekers and employers.  The focus is to provide education or training opportunities that will assist regional workers in achieving a family sustaining wage while providing employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the workforce.  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.

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. 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

  • Paul Teague

Chairperson

Business/Private/Mandated

07/01/21

  • William (Bill) Stankiewicz

Business/Private

07/01/21

  • Candace Mims

Public/Economic Development/Mandated

07/01/21

  • Earline Wesley Davis

HUDETA/Public/Mandated

07/01/21

  • Brett Petrea

Private/Labor Seat/Mandated

03/31/20

  • Leigh Acevedo

Public/SEDA/Mandated

07/01/21

  • Andrea “Sissy” Dixon

Business/Private

03/31/20

  • Kathy S. Love

Public/Education & Training/Mandated

12/31/21

  • Rudolph V. Quarterman, Jr.

Business/Private

12/31/21

  • Lee M. Smith

Business/Private

12/31/20

  • K. Lynn Tootle, Jr.

11/21/17

12/31/20

  • Chavis Ferguson

07/19/18

07/01/21


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For more information, please contact:

Sheron Morgan, Interim Executive Director
WorkSource Coastal
7216 Skidaway Road
Suite A
Savannah, GA 31406
smorgan@savannahga.gov

Tiffani Smashum
7216 Skidaway Road
Suite A
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 351-6379
tsmashum@savannahga.gov