COMMITTEES

The BGWIB has six group, 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 

(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.

Chair: Matt Montgomery
Vice ChairJon Dougherty
Secretary: Dolly Hollan
Treasurer: Daniel King
Staff Contact:
Mable Duke, Director of Workforce Services
(email)
Link to Committee Page

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, Michelle Deans (Non-board Member)

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:
TBD

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: Dr.  Ken Troske

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

Strategic Planning

(TASKFORCE) The Strategic Planning Taskforce was reconstituted from the Strategic Planning Committee by motion of the Executive Committee on 03/16/18.  Strategic planning involves looking at workforce and workforce services as a complete entity and is concerned with its long-term development.  This involves looking at what the Bluegrass Workforce Innovation Board has been tasked to do, where it is now, determining where it needs to be, and mapping how to get there.  The taskforce shall review the evolving needs of the Bluegrass Area. They will focus on the establishing a Memorandum of Understanding, Infrastructe Funding Agreement, and Strategic Plan for the Bluegrass.
Chair: Dr. Ken Troske
Members:  Lisa Farmer, ​Steve Sigg, Jon Dougherty, Steve Tressler, Susan Craft, Malcom Ratchford
Staff Contact:
Staci L. May, Planning and Information Manager
(email)

Youth

Link to Committee Page
(TASKFORCE) The Youth Taskforce provides information and assists with planning, operations, oversight, and other issues related to the provision of services to youth. The Youth Taskforce will assist the Board with the development of those portions of the local plan that deal with youth, make recommendations regarding assists with planning, operations, oversight, and other issues related to the provision of services to youth. The Youth Taskforce should recommend youth policy direction, ensure quality services, and leverage financial and programmatic resources. 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)