Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board

The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board, in accordance with the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and in partnership with the Mayor and City Council, shall perform the following functions: 1) Develop a local plan for submission to the Governor. 2) Conduct workforce research and regional labor market analyses of the economic conditions in the region including the collection of research and data. 3) Convene, broker, and leverage workforce system stakeholders to assist in the development of the local plan. 4) Lead efforts to engage with a diverse range of employers and with entities in the region involved. 5) Lead efforts in the local area to develop and implement career pathways. 6) Identify and promote proven and promising strategies and initiatives for meeting the needs of employers, workers and jobseekers. 7) Develop strategies for using technology to maximize the workforce system. 8) Conduct oversight for the local workforce system and ensure appropriate use and management of funds for workforce activities. 9) Negotiate and reach agreement on local performance accountability measures. 10) Designate or certify one-stop operators and youth providers, and terminate for cause the eligibility of such operators. 11) Enhance coordination of education and training providers in the local area. 12) Develop a budget for the activities of the local area consistent with the local plan, subject to the approval of the chief elected official. 13) Annually assess the physical and programmatic accessibility of one-stop centers in a accordance with applicable laws.
Christina Edwards
The full board meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month at 8:30 a.m.
The Board shall consist of no more than twenty-five (25) unpaid members, with a majority of those members being from the business community. Other members, as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 shall represent small business, a local education entity, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic and community development entities, one member must represent the State Employment Service office under the Wagner-Peyser Act, and one member must represent programs under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All appointments shall be for a term of three years. Members who meet eligibility requirements as defined by the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board Bylaws may serve for an additional term of three years.


Member Name
Derek Anderson
Daniel Barajas
Nicholas Bielinski
Audrey Bohanan
Susan Ciardullo
Kelley Coats
Andres Contreras
Jan Davis
Nicholas DePorter
Lisa Elowson
Alineth Gamero-Hernandez
Malcolm Green
Michael Hale
Travis Hardin
Delbert Hawk
Frederick Ingersoll
Michelle Jameson
Jeff Kulaga
Jesus Love
Elizabeth "Beth" Salazar
Bethany Woodard