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The Workforce Development Council (WDC) has established four committees – Advocacy/Policy Committee, Best Practices Committee, Membership Committee, and WDC Communications Strategy Group to focus on specific policy issues and programming for the USCM WDC as a whole.

Policy/Advocacy Committee
The USCM WDC Policy/Advocacy Committee goals: National, Federal and congressional leaders understand workforce issues and take action to implement the USCM WDC’s policy recommendations.  State and local stakeholders understand workforce issues and take action to support the USCM WDC’s priorities.  The 2018 WDC Policy/Advocacy Committee Co-Chairs are City of Rochester Workforce Development, Inc. Executive Director Randy Johnson and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership CEO Karin Norington-Reaves.

Membership Committee
The USCM WDC Membership Committee goal: The USCM WDC has a geographically and legislatively diverse membership base that is actively engaged in implementing its strategic plan. The 2018 WDC Membership Committee Co-Chairs are CareerSource Central Florida President and CEO Pamela Nabors and Workforce Solution of the Coastal Bend President and CEO Ken Trevino.

Best Practices Committee
The USCM WDC Best Practices Committee goal: WDC members have consistent access to workforce development and organizational best practices and are able to develop, implement, and scale effective workforce solutions. The 2018 WDC Best Practices Committee Co-Chairs are Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development Director Trinh Nguyen and Las Vegas Youth Development and Social Innovation Department Director Lisa Morris-Hibbler.

WDC Communications Strategy Group
The USCM/WDC Communications Strategy Group works with the WDC Communications’ Directors to develop a comprehensive communications strategy working jointly with our partners,  the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), the National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACO).  The Lead for the Communications Strategy Group is Pacific Gateway WIB Executive Director Nick Schultz.