2020-2021

WINONA COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

1250 Homer Road #200, Winona, MN  55987

Minimum membership under WIOA and Subsequent TEGL Notice dated 4/15/2015:

  1. Business Representatives (51% of TTL Membership)
    1. Private business policy influencing individuals, (Chair & Vice Chair selected from this group)
  2. Workforce Representatives (20% of TTL Membership)
    1. 2 or more representatives of organized labor (required)
    2. 1 or more representatives of a joint labor-management registered apprenticeship program* (required if exists)
    3. One or more representatives of community based organizations (CBOs)serving people with barriers or veterans
    4. One or more representatives of organizations working with WIOA eligible youth or out-of-school youth(OSY).
  3. Education and Training Representatives
    1. One or more representatives are providers of adult education or literacy activities
    2. One or more representatives of higher education organizations providing workforce training
  4. Government and Economic Development Entity Representatives
    1. One or more representatives from economic development
    2. One or more representatives from the Local State Employment Service Office under Wagner-Peyser
    3. One or more representatives providing vocational and rehabilitation services
  5. Optional Representatives
    1. Representatives from local agencies or entities administering transportation, housing, public assistance, and philanthropic organizations
Business Representatives

Jim J. Vrchota - Finance Bremer Bank  07/01/2020-06/30/2022

Winona Market President     2nd Term Chair

(Work) (507) 454-4562  Email: jjvrchota@bremer.com

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Tim Gulden-Renewable Energy Winona Renewable Energy      07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021

Owner           1st  Term

(Work) 507-312-0190 Email: tgulden@winonarenewableenergy.com

 

​​​​Glen Groth – Agriculture Winona Farm Bureau                  07/01/2020 – 06/30/2022

 Farm Owner       2nd Term Vice Chair

Work  (507) 459-1956 Email:  Glengroth@gmail.com

 

 ​​Chad Decker Winona Health             07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021

Director of HR                                 1st Term

Work (507) 457-4575  Email:

   

​​​​​​​Willie Lubahn Fastenal           07/01/2019-06/30-2021

Manufacturing Trainer Recruiter    1st Term

Work (507)313-7271                          Email:

Carol Ehlinger        07/01/2020-06/30/2022
St Anne of Winona Executive Director    1st Term
Work (507)205-3208                Email: 

 

WORKFORCE REPRESENTATIVES

​​​​​​​Naomi Morris - County Gov’t Org. Labor   07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Union Member-Winona County Supervisor’s Union
Winona County Human Services  Financial Supervisor
         2nd Term
(Work) 507-457-6261    Email nmorris@co.winona.mn.us

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​​​​​​​Heidi Smith      Non-Profit CBO - Barriers to Employment 07/01/2020-06/30/2022
 Winona ORC - Executive Director      3rd Term  Secretary
(Work) 507-452-1855 ext. 115       Email: hssmith@winonaorc.org


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

​​​​​Ann Riebel   Education Adult Education and Literacy 07/01/2019-06/30/2021
 Winona Area Public Schools  Community Education Director
      1st Term
 (Work) 507-494-0900           Email: ann.riebel@winona.k12.mn.us

 

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​​​​​​​Larry Lundblad    Education Higher Ed. Workforce Training 07/01/2020-06/30/2022
MN State College Southeast     Interim President
       2nd Term
(Winona) 507-453-2721
(Redwing) 651-385-6313 Email: larry.lundblad@southeastmn.edu


 

GOVERNMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT         

​​​​​​Lucy McMartin   City Gov’t City of Winona 07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Director of Economic Development       1st Term
(Work) 507-457-8250     Email: lmcmartin@ci.winona.mn.us

 

​​​​​​​Patricia Buxengard  CareerForce    06/01/2019 – 07/31/2021
Winona WorkForce Center Workforce Development Consultant  1st Term

(Work) 507-205-6057    Email: patricia.buxengard@state.mn.us  

 

​​​​​​​Erin Main   - State Gov’t Vocational Rehab. Services       06/01/2018 – 07/31/2020
Rehabilitation Area Manager                 3rd Term
(Work) 507-923-2853 Email: erin.main@state.mn.us

 

OPTIONAL REPRESENTATION

​​​​​​​Fatima Said Project Fine                                  06/01/2019-07/31/2021
Executive Director                                           1st Term
(Work) 507-452-4100 Email:

  

REPORTING REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDEES

(Non-voting)

Josh Hessler DEED   06/01/2018 – 07/31/2020
Veterans Employment Representative (Southern MN)   Veteran Employment Services
(Work) 507-923-2825 Email:

 

LEO REPRESENTATIVE – WINONA COUNTY BOARD 

(Non-voting)

Commissioner Greg D. Olson Winona County Board of Commissioners  

(Work) 507-450-9819

(Home) 507-474-6270 Email: golson@hbci.com

 

Commissioner Chris Meyer Winona County Board of Commisioners

Email: 

 

WDB DIRECTOR

(Non-voting)

3)  Laura Pettersen Executive Director, Winona WDB

608-354-2125