This Board provides policy guidance and oversight for workforce development activities for CareerSource

This Board provides policy guidance and oversight for workforce development activities for CareerSource Florida Region 15 (Hillsborough County) in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), including activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); development of an annual budget subject to the approval of the BOCC; developing, ratifying and submitting or amending the local workforce plan subject to the approval of the BOCC; establishing and adopting policy for governance, administration and operation of the CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) Board of Directors; oversight of the CSTB budget, programs, administrative costs and performance outcomes; identifying and selecting providers of training services, intensive services, youth providers and One Stop Operators as necessary and applicable.

Membership

The membership of this board shall be voted on by the BOCC and shall be comprised to represent the required composition and percentage of representation required by current workforce development legislation. A majority of the members must be representatives of business and not less than 20% of the members must be members of the workforce. Composition is specified as:

Business

  • Business sector nominees must be located in Hillsborough County and be nominated by business organizations or business trade associations
  • Business sector nominees must represent a minimum of 51% of the total Board

Workforce

  • Workforce sector nominees must be representatives of the workforce within Hillsborough County:
    • Labor organizations nominated by a local labor federation
    • Registered apprenticeship program
    • Community-based organizations that address the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment or disabilities
    • Community-based organizations that serve veterans
    • Organizations that address employment, training or education needs of eligible youth

Education and Training

  • Entities represented must administer education and training activities in Hillsborough County:
    • Adult education and literacy training under Title II of WIOA
    • Institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities
    • Private education providers

Government, Economic/Community Development

  • Entities represented must serve Hillsborough County
  • Economic development
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • May include representatives of agencies or entities relating to transportation, housing, public assistance and philanthropic organizations
  • May include others as the BOCC determines to be appropriate

Terms

Initial terms are for one and two years; subsequent terms are for two years. Effective July 1, 2022, board members may not serve for more than eight consecutive years, unless such member is a representative of a governmental entity.

Authority

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (Public Law 113-128), Florida Workforce Innovation Act of 2000. F.S. 445.007.

Meetings

Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 11 AM
9215 N. Florida Ave., Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33612

Special requirements

  • Must be a resident of Hillsborough County
    • Waiver available for the Workforce; Education Training; and Government, Economic/Community Development Entities categories
  • Annual financial disclosure is required
Last Modified: 2/27/2024, 6:16:20 PM
Contact
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Jonathan Wolf - Meeting Manager
(813) 272-6212
Office
Email
Work
Members
Business Sector
Mr. Mitchell Allen-Rivera
10/18/2023 - 6/30/2025
Business Sector
Mr. Sean Butler
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2025 *
Business Sector
Mr. Gary Hartfield
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2025 *
Business Sector
Mr. Benjamin Hom
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2025 *
Business Sector
Ms. April Neumann
11/16/2022 - 6/30/2025 *
Business Sector
Mr. Donald Noble
10/17/2018 - 6/30/2025 *
Business Sector
Ms. Julie Renderos
7/1/2022 - 6/30/2024
Business Sector
Mr. LeRoy Sweatman
9/8/2022 - 6/30/2024
Business Sector
Mr. Thayne Swenson III
7/1/2020 - 6/30/2024 *
Business Sector
Ms. Sophia West
9/8/2022 - 6/30/2024
Business Sector
Mr. Jermaine White
9/8/2022 - 6/30/2024
Business Sector
Ms. Mercedes Young
9/8/2022 - 6/30/2024
Workforce Sector
Mr. Robert Blount, III
Community-Based Organization Representing Individuals with Barriers
9/22/2021 - 6/30/2025 *
Workforce Sector
Ms. Stephanie Brown-Gilmore
Community-Based Organization Representing Individuals with Barriers
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2025 *
Workforce Sector
Mr. Joseph Eletto
Organization Serving Veterans
7/1/2023 - 6/30/2025
Workforce Sector
Ms. Elizabeth Gutierrez
Community-Based Organization Representing Individuals with Barriers
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2025 *
Workforce Sector
Mr. Graham Hadley
Labor Organization
7/1/2022 - 6/30/2024
Workforce Sector
Mr. James Junecko
Labor Organization
3/3/2021 - 6/30/2024 *
Workforce Sector
Mr. Brian Nathan
Labor Organization
10/18/2023 - 6/30/2024
Education & Training
Mr. Warren "Scott" Brooks
Adult Education & Literacy WIOA Title II
2/19/2020 - 6/30/2024 *
Education & Training
Dr. Brian Mann
Institution of Higher Education / Public
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2025 *
Government, Economic / Community Development
Council Member Meredith Abel
City of Temple Terrace Representative
1/17/2023 - 6/30/2024
Government, Economic / Community Development
The Honorable Ken Hagan
Government Representative / Board of County Commissioners Designee
11/22/2022 - 11/19/2024 *
Government, Economic / Community Development
Mr. John Howell
Vocational Rehabilitation
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2025 *
Government, Economic / Community Development
The Honorable Joshua Wostal
Government Representative / Board of County Commissioners Designee
11/15/2023 - 11/19/2024
Government, Economic / Community Development
Ms. Ocea Wynn
City of Tampa Representative
9/16/2020 - 6/30/2025 *
Government, Economic / Community Development
Ms. Audrey Ziegler
Government Representative / County Administrator Designee
2/16/2022 - 6/30/2024 *

* reappointed

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