Chief Elected Officials Consortium

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires a Chief Elected Officials Consortium (Consortium) to establish and oversee Local Workforce Development Areas.  The Consortium is comprised of the Mayor or Board Chair of each local government in the Local Workforce Development Area.  The Consortium’s primary responsibilities are to:

  • Designate a member jurisdiction to serve as the local grant recipient for WIOA funds
  • Receive nominations and make appointments to the SVWDB Board of Directors
  • Support the SVWDB in fiscal and program oversight
  • Act as a connection to local economic development to help align the public workforce system with the regional economy

Chief Elected Officials Consortium Agreement

WIOA delegates certain functions in connection with the governance of the Workforce Development Board to the “chief elected officials” of the Member Jurisdictions, and requires the Member Jurisdictions to enter into an agreement regarding the joint exercise of the powers so delegated.  The  SVWDB Chief Elected Officials Consortium Agreement and supporting documents can be viewed at the links below.

SVWDB Chief Elected Officials Consortium Agreement

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding Flow Chart

SVWDB Insurance Declarations

Other Consortium Documents

Chief Elected Officials Consortium Bylaws

SVWDB Fiscal Agent Service Agreement

Chief Elected Official Consortium Meeting Packets

May 29, 2020 – Chief Elected Officials Consortium Meeting Packet

November 14, 2019 – Chief Elected Officials Consortium Meeting Packet

Chief Elected Official Consortium Meeting Minutes

May 29, 2020 – Chief Elected Officials Consortium Meeting Recording

June 21, 2019 – Chief Elected Officials Consortium Meeting Minutes (Draft)

October 19, 2018 – Chief Elected Officials Consortium Meeting Minutes

January 31, 2017 – Chief Elected Officials Consortium Meeting Minutes

The Honorable Pam Carter, Augusta County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable Edward T. Hicklin, Bath County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable William Fitzgerald, Buena Vista City Council

The Honorable Sal Romero, Harrisonburg City Council

The Honorable Frank Friedman, Lexington City Council

The Honorable Andrea Oaks, Staunton City Council

The Honorable Bobby Henderson, Waynesboro City Council

The Honorable John David Smith, Jr., Winchester City Council

The Honorable David Weiss, Clarke County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable Charles S. DeHaven, Jr., Frederick County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable David Blanchard, Highland County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable Daniel E. Lyons, Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable Dewey L. Ritchie, Rockingham County Board of Supervisors

Vacant, Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable Walter “Walt” Mabe, Warren County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable Morgan Phenix, Page County Board of Supervisors, Consortium Chair

The next meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Chief Elected Officials Consortium will be held on Thursday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in-person at the Harrisonburg City Council Chambers, 409 S Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801. 

The next meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board will be Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. until noon. This meeting will be held in-person at the Harrisonburg City Council Chambers, 409 S Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  SVWDB Chief Elected Officials are invited to attend.  

Following best practices and procedures associated with the pandemic disaster and City of Harrisonburg Guidelines for Public Meetings, all meeting
attendees must follow these public safety guidelines when attending Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board meetings.

  • If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and
    do not attend the meeting.
  • All meeting attendees are required to wear a mask.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required.