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Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda-December 14, 2023

Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board

Board Meeting Agenda

Virtual Meeting via Zoom or Phone

To join the meeting by phone, dial: (346) 248-7799, then enter Meeting ID: 857 4725 1747

To join meeting online via Zoom, go to:

Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (MDT)

Ms. Alisa Estrada—Board Chair

Mr. Joshua Orozco—Board Vice-Chair

I. Call to Order

II. Welcome

III. Roll Call and Abstentions

IV. *Public Comment (3-Minute Limit)

V. Approval of Agenda

VI. Professional Development

a) Administrative Entity

VII. Discussion, Consideration, and Possible Action Regarding

a) Approval of October 13, 2023, meeting minutes

b) Resolution 23 - 09 approves an amendment to Contract Signature Authority Policy 13-1

VIII. Reports and Information Items

a) Committee Reports

i. Monitoring/Performance Committee

ii. Youth & Young Adult Committee

b) Service Provider Reports

i. Youth Services (Alamo Navajo School Board)

ii. Youth Services (Equus Workforce Solutions)

iii. Adult/Dislocated Worker Services (Equus Workforce Solutions)

c) Administrative and Financial Reports

i. WIOA Administrator

ii. Technical Assistance & Training

iii. Financials

d) Updates from DWS Liaison

IX. Other

a) Member Input

X. Closed Session: Closed session pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1H(7) Litigation (subject to the attorney-client privilege) related to youth services. No other matters will be discussed.

Motion to enter into closed session; Roll Call Vote; Return from Closed Session, Motion and Vote if needed on any action.

XI. Next Meeting

a) Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

XII. Adjournment

*Public comments can be emailed to before December 14, 2023, 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 72 hours before the meeting by calling (575) 744-4857. WIOA Title I-financially assisted programs and activities are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay New Mexico: 711 (Voice) or 1-800-659-8331 (TTY). Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.


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