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Department of Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce and Economic Development Committees

Committee Chairs welcome participation by non-board members who have particular interest or expertise related to the committee.

Board of Director and Committee meetings are open to the public.  Please reach out to any Workforce & Economic Development Department staff to learn more.  Committee meetings are held quarterly in February, May, August, and November.  Board of Directors meetings are held in March, June, September, and December. Please read our updated committee and Board of Directors schedule.

The Finance Committee
James Horan, Chair

The Finance Committee will provide budgeting and fiduciary oversight of the Workforce & Economic Development Department (WED) public grants/funding streams including: Workforce Investment Act Title I (Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth), WIOA, Rapid Response, Industry Partnership(s), Incumbent Worker, Department of Human Services, and any other specific grants applied for by or on behalf of the WED.  The committee will also ensure appropriate and allowable activities are planned and executed in accordance with each funding stream’s inherent policies. The Committee will also be responsible for reviewing budget and financial information contained in proposals received through the Request for Proposal process and making recommendations of awards to the WED. The Finance Committee shall act on behalf of the WED and approve training contracts to be executed in accordance with federal, state, and local legislative and governing policies and intent. The Committee shall also recommend a budget for the WED full Board as well as oversee the organizations Audit.

The Executive Committee
Greg Krug, Co-Chair and Erin Lukoss Interim Co-Chair

The Executive Committee shall meet on a regularly scheduled basis established by the Committee. With the exception of those powers expressly reserved to the full Workforce & Economic Development Department (WED) under these bylaws or by law, the Executive Committee may act in all respects for the WED, provided that all actions of the Executive Committee must be subsequently presented to the full Board for ratification. The Executive Committee shall oversee the WIOA and WED budgets and make the final determination of proposals for funding, subject to ratification of the full Board.

The One-Stop Committee
Marybeth Ferguson, Co-Chair and Larry Melf, Co-Chair

The Committee will work to ensure physical access to the services, programs, and activities of the one-stop delivery system, as well as appropriate training for staff. Specifically related to serving individuals with disabilities or from targeted populations, the Committee will be responsible for ensuring appropriate accommodations and services to aid individuals in finding employment opportunities. Additionally, this Committee will focus on developing effective linkages with employers in the region to support employer utilization of the local workforce development system to meet the needs of employers and support economic growth.

The Youth Council Committee
Eunice Rush-Day, Co-Chair and Vacant Co-Chair

This Council will also oversee the performance of youth programs and services including targeted services to youth with barriers to employment and/or disabilities. Additionally, this Council shall participate in efforts in the local area to develop and implement career pathways by aligning the employment, training, education, and supportive services that are needed by adults and youth, particularly individuals with barriers to employment.

Bucks County Department of Workforce and Economic Development
Billie Barnes, Director

Neshaminy Manor Center 
1260 Almshouse Road, Building G
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-345-3840
Fax: 215-345-3429