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Our business-led workforce board represents private businesses, education, organized labor, local governments, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state agencies and economic development councils. The board provides strategic direction and oversight for the local area’s workforce plan; defines policies, goals, and objectives that meet the workforce needs of business and individuals; and evaluates the workforce system that serves Southwest Washington. Investments are made based on the strategic direction set by the Board and in keeping with the guidelines of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.


The Board of Directors of the PacMtn Workforce Development Council is made of 26 volunteer members, appointed by County Commissioners (the Consortium) and includes leaders of local businesses, educational institutions, labor unions, community-based organizations and other government agencies.  The Board conducts oversight and establishes priorities around workforce issues helping to ensure that workforce initiatives successfully fulfill the Governor’s vision of a strong workforce development system.

Pacific Mountain WDC Meetings are open public meetings.

If you require special accommodations please call 360-704-3568.


Jacquelin Earley


Dr. Jim Minkler


Steve Rogers

May 8Budget WorkshopZoom
June 25PY20 Preliminary Budget ApprovalZoom
September 24General MeetingZoom
November 19PY20 Final Budget ApprovalZoom
December 17Year-End CelebrationZoom

* Dates are tentative. Please contact PacMtn offices at 360-704-3568 for confirmation of meeting dates, times, and location


January 10General MeetingPacific Mountain Workforce Development, Floor 3, Tumwater, WA
September 11Preliminary 2020 BudgetZoom
October 9General MeetingZoom
November 13General MeetingZoom
December 11General MeetingZoom

* Dates are tentative. Please contact PacMtn offices at 360-704-3568 for confirmation of meeting dates, times, and location


May 1Zoom
July 17Zoom
November 20Zoom

* Dates are tentative. Please contact PacMtn offices at 360-704-3568 for confirmation of meeting dates, times, and location


Grays Harbor County Representatives
Alissa ShayManager of Business Development, Port of Grays HarborLogistics Cross Sector
Dru GarsonCEO, Greater Grays Harbor Inc.Economic Development
Diana MurphyRegional Manager, Intermountain StaffingStaffing
Lewis County Representatives
Duane EvansVice President, Port Blakely US ForestryWood Products Manufacturing
Bill SullivanConsultantPrivate Business
Peter LahmannPort Commissioner, Port of CentraliaEconomic Development
Mason County Representatives
Jennifer BariaExecutive Director, Economic Development CouncilEconomic Development
Jacquelin EarleyHuman Resources, Sierra Pacific IndustriesWood Products Manufacturing
Pacific County Representatives
Jim SayceExecutive Director, Pacific County EDCEconomic Development
Grant LehmanJack's Country StorePrivate Business
Steve RogersPacific County Historical Society & MuseumTourism and Recreation
Thurston County Representatives
Michael CadeExecutive Director, Thurston County EDCEconomic Development
David SchaffertPresident/CEO, Thurston County ChamberPrivate Sector Enterprise
Angela White (nominee)Executive Director, Olympia Master BuildersConstruction Trades
Regional Representatives
Scott HaasRegional Director, Pacific Mountain Area Employment Security DepartmentWagner Peyser Employment Service
Jonathan PlegerPresident/CEO, MorningsideCBO/ Serves Disabled Populations
Christina RileyConstruction Marketing Rep, National Laborers Employers Cooperation Education TrustLabor: Apprenticeship
Sherry BarryRetired LiUNA NW RegionLabor
Cheryl HeywoodDirector, Timberland Regional LibraryCommunity Based Organization, Serves All Populations
Kelli BloomstromDean, Transtional Education & Centralia College EastBasic Education Acquisition (BedA)
Dr. Jim MinklerPresident, Grays Harbor CollegePostsecondary Higher Education
Dr. Dana AndersonSuperintendent, ESD #113K-12 Education
Bob GuentherPresident, Thurston-Lewis-Mason Counties Labor CouncilOrganized Labor
Jason ReedAdministrator/Community Services Division, DSHSTANF-DSHS
Paul VertreesArea 3 Administrator, DSHS/ DVRVocational Rehabilitation


The Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Consortium is a group of county Commissioners from the five counties PacMtn services: Grays Harbor County, Lewis County, Mason County, Pacific County, and Thurston County. They oversee all of what PacMtn does. The Commissioners are responsible for giving authorization for projects, approving PacMtn's budget guidelines, and appointing new board members

MasonCommissioner Sharon Trask
PacificCommissioner Lisa Olsen (Chair)
LewisCommissioner Gary Stamper
Grays HarborCommissioner Randy Ross
ThurstonCommissioner John Hutchings


Lead: Jacquelin Earley
Staff Support: Cheryl Fambles
Jacquelin EarleySierra Pacific IndustriesBoard Chair
Dr. Jim MinklerGrays Harbor CollegeVice-Chair
Steve RogersPacific County Historical Society & MuseumTreasurer
Duane EvansPort Blakely US ForestryIndustry Representative
Cheryl HeywoodTimberland Regional LibraryOne-Stop Taskforce Leader
Christina RileyNational Laborers Employers Cooperation Education TrustTarget Populations Committee Co-Lead
Lisa OlsonPacific County CommissionerConsortium Chair, Ex Officio
Derek EppsSeattle ShellfishIndustry Representative
Kelli BloomstromCentralia CollegeABEL Committee Lead
Lead: Cheryl Heywood
Staff Support: Corinne Daffern
Lucas RucksGrays Harbor College
Anne GoransonWA State Employment Security
Peter LahmannWestern WA Apprenticeship
Jim KinneyGoodwill Industries
Pam GrindstaffRetired - Community Interest
Don ChalmersSparrowhawk Consulting
Paul VertreesDSHS - Divison of Vocational Rehab
Yvonne RiveraDSHS, Shelton Community Services Office
Chuck ForsterAgnes Balassa Solutions, LLC
Agnes BalassaAgnes Balassa Solutions, LLC
Kayci LoftusCareer Path Services
Catherine ForteDVR
Allison GrubsTimberland Regional Library
Cindy MurrayDVR
Wil YeagerResCare
Sytease GeibThurston County Chamber of Commerce
Norton SweetEmployment Security Department
Jaclyn GilleyCareer Path Services
Pacific County Historical Society & Museum
Kindra GalanCentro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia (CIELO)
Co - Leads: Kairie Pierce | David Schaffert
Senior Staff: Stacey Anderson | Corinne Daffern
Corinne DaffernPacMtn
David CharlesDSHS/Rehabilitation Administration
Mike HickmanESD 113
Bob HittToad Hill Cranberry Farms
Jen CarrollJobs Corps
Pam StoutenburgMorningside
Jason ReedDSHS
Hillary SoensYMCA
Lindsay TaylorJob Corps
Catherine ForteDSHS
Christina RileyNW Laborer Training Trust
Darius SladeDSHS
Jim KenneyGoodwill Industries
Jim LarsonMorningside
Laura Ozios-TownsendServices for the Blind
Kehli KealySouth Puget Sound Community College
Jonathan PflegerMorningside
Shelly WillisFamily Education and Support Services
Kris BlumNew Market Skills Center
Jo'el RothGlobal Connections
Alysha BoysenYouth Representative
Wil YeagerResCare Youth Services
John HurdLakeside Industries
Taskforce Leader: TBD
Senior Staff: Stacey Anderson | Corinne Daffern
Corinne DaffernPacMtn
Stacey AndersonPacMtn
Kathy HooverSouth Puget Sound Community College
Elaine WilliamsOlympic College
Diane SmithGrays Harbor College
Jon KerrState Board for Community Technical Colleges
Kelli BloomstromCentralia Community College
Jenny BlumensteinSound Learning
Troy GorackePolicy Advocate
Teresa McDermottOlympic College
Dawn MurphySouth Puget Sound Community College
Steve PerryEmployment Security Department
Taskforce Leader: TBD
Senior Staff: Sean Murphy
Dru GarsonGreater Grays Harbor Inc.
Michael CadeThurston County Economic Development Council
Alissa ShayPort of Grays Harbor
Bob GuentherThurston, Lewis, Mason Central Labor Council
Duane EvansPort Blakely Tree Farms, L.P.
Nancy EstergardGrays Harbor College
Sytease GeibThurston County Chamber
Jacquelin EarleySierra Pacific Industries
Jim SaycePacific County EDC
Jennifer BariaMason County EDC


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Centralia Timberland Regional Library

Thursday, March 22, 2018

St. Martin's University

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hotel Red Lion, Olympia

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Olympic College Shelton Campus

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WorkSource Thurston

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Satsop Business Park

Friday, June 22, 2017

Satsop Business Park

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Satsop Business Park

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Timberland Regional Library Administrative Office

Friday, July 27, 2018

Montesano County Admin Building

Friday, March 30, 2018

Online / By Phone

Friday, November 17, 2017

WorkSource Thurston

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thurston County Commissioner's Meeting Room


Friday, March 31, 2017

Mason County Commissioner’s Office 411 North 5th Street Shelton, WA 98512

Friday, September 14, 2018

Online / By Phone


Friday, August 10, 2018

Port Blakely US Forestry

Friday, June 11, 2018

WorkSource Thurston

Friday, May 11, 2018

Online / By Phone

Friday, March 9, 2018

WorkSource Thurston

Friday, January 12, 2018

WorkSource Thurston