COMMITTEES

The BGWIB has six committees and taskforces, that meet on an as needed basis in addition to the Executive Committee. 

If you are a community member with expertise in an area covered by one of these committees and would like to participate, please contact us. 

Executive 

(ACTIVE COMMITTEE) The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the Board Officers and the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees. The Executive Committee of the Board shall be authorized to: A) advise BGWIB support staff; B) plan meetings, retreats, and agendas; C) prepare, review, approve the budget and finance reports; D) vet ideas for the full BGWIB discussion or vote; E) Vote on appropriate action needed to carry out BGWIB functions.
- BGWIB Bylaws Article VII Section 2.
Chair: Matt Montgomery
Vice ChairJon Dougherty
Secretary: Dolly Hollan
Treasurer: Daniel King
Committee Chair Members:
Tracy Pratt-Savage
Staff Contact:
Mable Duke, Director of Workforce Services
(email)

Finance

(STANDING COMMITTEE) Finance Committee shall advise and assist in the oversight of budget development and expenditures of WIOA funds. The members of the Finance Committee must be Board Members. The budget and the budget modifications shall be submitted to the Finance Committee for approval, but adoption of the budget shall be made by the Board. The Finance Committee must meet a minimum of two times per Program Year. The Treasurer shall chair the Finance Committee.
Chair: Daniel King
Members:  Matthew Montgomery 
David Boggs

Staff Contact:
Michael Buschmann, WIOA Financial Officer
(email)

Individuals with Disabilities

 (TASKFORCE) This taskforce will assist with the operational and other issues relating to the provision of services to individuals with disabilities and provide such other services that may be required by WIOA and its implementing regulations. As with any BGWIB task force, the group will only convene when a specific need is established by the board.  If the project is determined to be long term, then a full standing committee may be formed. 
Chair: John Phillips
Members: Ryan Henson

Staff Contact:
Katie Wright, Quality Control Specialist
(email)

One-Stop

(TASKFORCE) The One-Stop Taskforce provides information and assists with operational issues relating to the one-stop delivery system in the local area and provide such other services that may be required by WIOA and its implementing regulations. As with any BGWIB task force, the group will only convene when a specific need is established by the board.  If the project is determined to be long term, then a full standing committee may be formed. 
Chair: Jon Dougherty
Members: Steve Sigg, Dolly Hollan

Staff Contact:
Amy Glasscock, Workforce Services Manager
(email)

Program

(TASKFORCE) The Program Taskforce, evaluates existing programs, oversees program expansion or development, and facilitates board conversations about its programs. The Program Taskforce will review and make recommendation of policy approval or changes to the board. As with any BGWIB task force, the group will only convene when a specific need is established by the board.  If the project is determined to be long term, then a full standing committee may be formed. 

Chair: Dr. Augusta Julian
Members: Ken Troske

Staff Contact:
Ethan Linville, Business Services Manager
(email)
Link to Committee Page

Strategic Planning

(ACTIVE COMMITTEE) The Executive Committee will establish a standing Strategic Planning Committee which shall review the evolving staff needs of the Board, evaluate all Board staff, recommend to the Board when independent contractors should be engaged, and recommend to the Board when additional training and education for staff may be appropriate or necessary. The Board Chairperson shall appoint the Chairperson of this committee.
Chair: Tracy Pratt-Savage
Members:  Lisa Farmer, Brian Leary
​Steve Sigg, Jon Dougherty, Todd Jones
Malcolm Ratchford (Non-board Member)
Staff Contact:
Staci L. May, Marketing and Communications Specialist
(email)

Youth

(TASKFORCE) The Youth Taskforce will assist the Board with the development of those portions of the local plan that deal with youth, make recommendations regarding grants or contracts to carry out youth activities, provide general oversight for youth activities, and provide such other services that may be required by WIOA and its implementing regulations. As with any BGWIB task force, the group will only convene when a specific need is established by the board.  If the project is determined to be long term, then a full standing committee may be formed. 

Chair: Lisa Farmer
Members:  Jon Dougherty

Staff Contact:
Tiffanie Reeves, Youth Services Manager
(email)