Workforce Development Board

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View the Meeting Agenda's and Minutes.

Workforce Development Board (WDB) Members

  • Robert Duncan - Lorain County Community Development
  • Michael Fitzpatrick - Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership
  • Ryan Flanigan - General Plug & Manufacturing
  • Anthony (Tony) Gallo - Lorain County Chamber of Commerce
  • Charlotte Gardiner - MercyHealth 
  • Mark Goffinet - Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
  • Tracy Green - Lorain County Community College
  • Lisa Hutson - ONE Lorain County
  • Nick Jarmoszuk, Jr. - Skylift, Inc.
  • Andy Kasubienski - IBEW - Joint Training Apprenticeship Committee
  • Tim King - WESCO
  • Dave Larson - Sheet Metal Workers Local Number 33
  • Shauna Matelski - Lorain County Community Action Agency
  • Sha-Niqua Matthews - Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Ben Norton - Buckeye Community Bank
  • Donald Ortner - Associated Contractors, Inc
  • Kevin Stitak - Lorain County Labor Agency
  • Barbara Tamas - Lorain County Department of Job & Family Services
  • David Zunis - Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

Other Information

The Lorain County Workforce Development Board (LCWDB) is comprised of individuals who represent the business community of Lorain County, representatives from economic development, education, labor and other community organizations. The LCWDB works in close partnership with the Lorain County Board of Commissioners in planning, administering and overseeing workforce development programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The LCWDB is responsible for providing strategic and operational oversight to the OhioMeansJobs | Lorain County, American Job Center.

Northeast Ohio Workforce (NOW) Regional Plan

Bylaws & Current Policies


  • 9 am
  • Last Thursday of every month quarterly
  • OhioMeansJobs|Lorain County 
    42495 North Ridge Road
    Elyria, OH 44035


The responsibilities of the Lorain County Workforce Development Board (LCWDB) include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of the local and regional workforce plans in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and with the policies and directives of the Governor's Executive Workforce Board to be presented to the Lorain County Commissioners for approval
  • Conducting oversight of the programs and services being made available through the local OhioMeansJobs delivery system and ensuring appropriate use and management of funds
  • Negotiating local performance measures with the support of the Lorain County Commissioners
  • Negotiating with the required partners to maintain the delivery system through a Memorandum of Understanding with the support of the Lorain County Commissioners
  • Competitively procuring and recommending providers of Adult and Dislocated Worker Career Services
  • Youth program services and the OhioMeansJobs center operator to the Lorain County Commissioners developing a budget for the activities of the board in coordination with the Fiscal Agent
  • Certification of the OhioMeansJobs Lorain County center
  • Partnering with the Lorain County Commissioners to establish by-laws and codes of conduct that the LCWDB will follow
  • Hiring or recommending to the Lorain County Commissioners designation of an individual or entity to serve as staff to fulfill the functions of the LCWDB

Please call 440-284-1834 for more information.