Purpose: The Workforce Investment Board of Will County plays a key role in the economic development of our County. The Board brings together a myriad of employment, training, and educational services, transforming them into a comprehensive and easily accessed system that supports the development of a world-class workforce. The Board builds the workforce system to develop quality employees for employers and to develop quality opportunities for employees. This system makes it easy for business to make connections with a qualified pool of applicants and to access other workforce development services. This system is also intended to make it easy for people to learn about and access a broad range of employment, education, and related services.

Authority: Workforce Innovation and Opporunity Act of 2014, HR803

Contact: Caroline Portlock

Phone #: (815) 727-5670

Fax #: (815) 361-0999

Email: cportlock@willcountyillinois.com


Meeting Date/Time: Full Board meets every other month on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 am at the Workforce Center of Will County located at 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435 - 2018 Schedule: February 26, 2018; April 9, 2018; June 11, 2018; August 13, 2018; October 15, 2018; December 10, 2018.

Compensation: none

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Notes: Mission: The Board, in collaboration with our private and public sector partners, will successfully lead the creation and implementation of dynamic systems that meet the area's specific workforce needs.

Name  Term Ends  Position
Kraig Kistinger   9/30/18   Business Representative
Michele Smith   9/30/18   Education & Training Representative
Michele Stipe   9/30/18   Business Representative
Stacy Alexander   9/30/19   Business Representative
Mary Jaworski   9/30/19   Business Representative
Ben Stortz   9/30/19   Workforce Representative - Cornerstone Services
Herbert Brooks   9/30/20   Will County Board
Jayme Cain-Casimere   9/30/20   Business Representative
Bonnie J Covelli   9/30/20   Business Representative
Joe DelReal   9/30/20   Business Representative
Elizabeth Gonzalez   9/30/20   Business Representative
Carlos Interial   9/30/20   Business Representative
Kathryn Kaniewski   9/30/20   Gov't/Economic/Community Development Representative
Don Moran   9/30/20   Labor Representative
Steve Rockwell   9/30/20   Gov't/Economic/Community Development Representative
James Tromp   9/30/20   Business Representative
Nancy Baldwin   9/30/2018   Business Representative
Gregory Dover   9/30/2018   Business Representative
Susan Flessner   9/30/2018   One Stop Partner Representative
Agustin Fuentis   9/30/2018   Workforce Representative-Illinois Department of Employment Security
Mark Jepson   9/30/2018   Business Representative
Pat Mudron   9/30/2018   Business Representative
Suzanne Sallay   9/30/2018   Business Representative
Anitarice Schmidt   9/30/2018   Workforce Representative
Colleen Brooks   9/30/2019   Business Representative
Gloria Dollinger   9/30/2019   Other Representative
John Greuling   9/30/2019   Business Representative/Economic Development Representative
Rita Herrick   9/30/2019   Business Representative
Paul Lauridsen   9/30/2019   Workforce Representative
Cheryl McCarthy   9/30/2019   Education Representative
Judy Mitchell   9/30/2019   Education and Training Representative
James Rink   9/30/2019   Business Representative
Joe Strong   9/30/2019   Workforce Representative