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The Minneapolis Workforce Council

The next Minneapolis Workforce Council meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
CPED Office/Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200
Conference Room 3
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Parking - Meter parking is available for $1.00 per hour

Boards & Commissions

Minneapolis Workforce Council News

The Minneapolis Workforce Council provides strategic guidance for the broad partnerships that make up the local workforce development system – a “one-stop” service delivery system for area jobseekers and employers. The collective goal is to build a workforce with the skills employers seek, in order to help strengthen and maintain the area’s economy. Employers benefit by hiring workers with the skills they need for business success; workers benefit by achieving and maintaining economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. A primary responsibility of the Workforce Council is guidance and oversight of employment and training programs administered by the City of Minneapolis.

Carolyn Roby - Chair
Senior Vice President, Community Affairs
Wells Fargo Community Relations Group

Laura D. Beeth
System Director
Talent Acquisition System
Human Resources
Fairview Health Service

Robert Reedy
Director of Vocational Services
Rise, Inc.

Michele Durkin
Director, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources
Thrivent Financial

Anthony Goze
Owner/Chief Manager
MAG Mechanical

Carlye Peterson
Adult Basic Education
Minneapolis Public Schools

Steve Gilbertson           
Business Owner,
Electramatic, Inc.

Jim Roth 
Executive Director
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Christopher Ferguson
Business Owner  
Bywater Business Solutions and
The Bywater Companies DBA Dairy Queen

Dr. Tara Watson
Watson Chiropractic

Mary Jane Griebler
Director, Workforce Strategy & Consulting
Xcel Energy

Wendie Palazzo
Director, Career & Technical Education
Minneapolis Public Schools, Davis Center

Tyler Olson
SMCpros (Social Media Consulting, LLC)

Todd Klingel
President & CEO
Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

John Mbali
Program Manager
Hennepin County Work Supports, Human Services

Elizabeth Campbell
Inclusion Coordinator
Ryan Companies US Inc

Douglas Flateau
Executive Director
Working Partnerships

Daniel McConnell
Business Manager
Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council

Ibrahim Noor (Serving as alternate for Terrell Towers)
Field Operations Area Manager
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development


Last updated Jun 11, 2015