Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board (WDB)

Workforce Development Board (WDB)

Established under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, the WDB is a government appointed, local Board that is in charge of providing guidance, impact, motivation and supervision for our local workforce development system.  This means integrating an economic and workforce investment system that provides an environment for success for both businesses and workers as we all deal with the ever-increasing changes in technology, markets and high performance workplaces.

Workforce Development Board Membership

Members of the Workforce Development Board are jointly appointed by the Boards of Legislatures of both Jefferson and Lewis counties.  The majority of the Workforce Development Board membership must be representatives of the private sector (representing business and industry).  Members are appointed for three-year fixed, staggered terms.  The Workforce Development Board officers, elected by the membership at the annual meeting, are Chairperson, 1st and 2nd Vice-Chairpersons, and Secretary.



 Matthew Cooper, Chairman of the Board

 Barton and Loguidice, DPC

 Jody Pettit, 1st Vice-Chair

 Hilton Garden Inn

 Rod Castillo, 2nd Vice-Chair

 Gotham Pearl Labs

 Rob Aiken, Secretary

 Aubertine and Currier

 George Anderson

 Current Applications

 Don Carlisto

 NYS United Teachers

 Brittany Davis

 Lewis County Economic Development

 Daniel Dupee 

 Jefferson Community College

 Amy Dwyer  The ARC of Jefferson-St. Lawrence
 Travis Flint
 IBEW Local 910 

 Daren Gulliver

 Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2

 Robert Hagemann

 Jefferson County Administrator

 John Keruski


 Robert Killmer

 Lawman Heating & Cooling

 Marybeth LaVallee

 Knowlton Technologies, LLC

 Shellie Marks

 Qubica AMF

 Lynn Murray

 Murcrest Farms

Shena Patrick

 NYS Department of Labor

 Mark Prasuhn


 Patrick Sheppard


 Stephen Todd

 Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

 Dave Zembiec

 Jefferson County Economic Development


Workforce Development By-Laws

WDB By-Laws 2019.pdf

WDB Meetings

The Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board holds quarterly meetings in March, June, September and December.  The Executive Board meets at least 4 times per year, but may meet more often as needed.  While we have full membership at this moment, we are always looking for businesses that would be willing to sit on the board as openings occur.  If your business is interested in sitting on the board, please contact us at  with the subject line Workforce Board Membership. 

Upcoming Meeting Information & Materials

Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes will be posted as they become available. To view current and previous year minutes, please click here.


Please click here to view the policies that have been approved by the Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board.


Resolutions will be listed once approved by the Board of Directors.  For current pending and previously approved resolutions, please click here.

Workforce Development Related Plans and Memorandums of Understanding

Local Plan 2021-2025 Document

Local Plan 2021 Attachment F - Youth Services

North Country Regional Plan PY21-PY24