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Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda - February 5, 2021

Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board

Board Meeting Agenda

Virtual Meeting via Zoom or Phone

To join meeting by phone, dial: (346) 248-7799, then enter Meeting ID: 894 1592 4147

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Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (MDT)

Mr. Joshua Orozco—Board Chair

Ms. Alisa Estrada—Board Vice Chair

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call and Abstentions

III. *Public Comment (3-Minute Limit)

IV. Approval of Agenda

V. Professional Development

a) Apprenticeships - Joe Gristy

VI. Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action Regarding

a) Approval of the December 3, 2020 Meeting Minutes

b) Resolution 20 – 28 ratifies the Executive Committee’s resolution approval of the Four-Year Plan for submission to the NM Department of Workforce Solutions

c) Resolution 20 – 29 ratifies the Executive Committee’s resolution authorizing an exemption to Section W of the ITA Policy 17-08.5 to pay for ITA contracts on a prorated basis for contracts signed after the start of classes through May 31, 2021

d) Resolution 20 – 30 ratifies the Executive Committee’s resolution approving an amendment to a lease agreement with Loretto Associates L.P. for workforce office space at 505 S. Main St., Suite 134 in Las Cruces, NM

e) Resolution 20 – 31 approved the Policy Committee’s recommendation to amend the Customized Training Policy No. 19 - 01

f) Resolution 20 – 32 amends the PY20 Board Meeting Schedule to meet on the first Friday of every other month beginning April 2, 2021

VII. Reports

a) Committee Reports: Monitoring and Performance

i. Planning Committee

ii. Executive Committee

iii. Disabilities Committee

iv. Youth Committee

v. Policy Committee

b) One-Stop Operator Reports

c) Administrative and Fiscal Reports

d) DWS Liaison Updates

VIII. Other

a) Member Input

IX. *Public Comment (3-Minute Limit)

X. Next Meeting

a) To be determined

XI. Adjournment

*Public comments can be emailed to before February 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. All public comments will be read at the meeting in the order received.

Mission: The Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board's mission is to empower individuals in the region by providing them with the tools and training they need to acquire higher paying jobs based on the needs of local businesses. With an emphasis on economic and employer-driven goals, SAWDB's cooperative programs will cater to the region's unique employment needs, allowing for more effective distribution of federal funds and serving local employers by cultivating a highly skilled workforce.


The Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who wish to attend a public meeting. Please provide notification at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling (575) 744-4857. Relay New Mexico: 711 (Voice) or 1-800-659-8331 (TTY).

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.



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