Maricopa Workforce Development Board


The Maricopa Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) shall be established to assist the Board of Supervisors (BOS) as the Chief Local Elected Officials in strategic planning, oversight, and evaluation of the local workforce development area, and shall promote effective outcomes consistent with statewide goals, objectives, and negotiated local performance.

The BOS shall establish the MCWDB to represent a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the local area. The MCWDB serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker effective relationships between the County and economic, education, and workforce partners. The MCWDB shall maintain strategic and strong relationships with business organizations, chambers of commerce, labor and trade associations, education providers, and others as needed or required.


  • 3rd Wednesday of Every Other Month
    • January, March, May, July, September and November

All agendas will be posted on the MCWDB website and in the Human Service Department lobby (234 North Central Avenue, 3rd Floor, Phoenix) 24 hours prior to the day of the meeting.

Current Members

Business Representative Education and Training Representative Government, Economic & Community Development Representative
Workforce Representative
Neal Dauphin Julie Stiak Marla Lazere Shawn Hutchinson
Mark Wagner
Elizabeth Cole Gregg Ghelfi Dr. Tina Drews
Thomas Jenkins
Charisse Sink David Drennon
Drew Thorpe

Angie Ferguson

Vanessa Andersen
Mark Lashinske

 Matthew McGuire      
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  1. Member Qualifications
  2. Duties & Powers
  3. Formation Authority

Member Qualifications

The MCWDB shall be comprised of private business sector and public sector members. Board membership shall be representative of the local area's geography and business demographics. To the greatest extent possible, the MCWDB will seek to have a membership diverse in gender and ethnicity. The membership shall be kept to the smallest number possible by having members represent more than 1 category whenever possible and as permitted by WIOA.

At least 51% of members shall be representatives of businesses in the local area, at least 20% of the members must represent small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Association, and the balance of the Board membership shall include individuals with optimum policy making authority. For a more comprehensive breakdown of member qualifications, please refer to the bylaws.
  1. Workforce Development Board Recruitment

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