The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to enter into a joint powers agency (JPA) with Napa and Lake Counties to operate a regional Workforce Development Board. The state of California expressed its desire in 2015 to consolidate the number of Workforce Development Boards around the state. County staff has been working the past eight months with regional partners to explore the possibility of a JPA to operate a regional WDB. After much discussion and analysis of other workforce JPA’s around the state, staff is recommending the creation of a JPA with Napa and Lake Counties. Marin has a long and successful history of partnering with these counties as part of the North Bay Employment Connection, in the administration of the regional workforce development system. Staff recommends that the Board approve creation of JPA to meet the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and to operate a regional Workforce Development Board.
The Board approved the request to join the JPA. Supervisors Arnold and Connolly are to serve on the JPA governing board.
Need more info? See the staff report on the regional Workforce Development Board.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
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