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Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda-Amended-February 16, 2023

Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board

Board Meeting Agenda-AMENDED

Mesilla Community Center

2251 Calle de Santiago

Mesilla, NM 88046

To join meeting by phone, dial: (346) 248-7799, then enter Meeting ID: 873 7028 5852

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Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (MDT)

Ms. Alisa Estrada—Board Chair

Mr. Joshua Orozco—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) Erik Padilla - New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

VI. Discussion, Consideration, and Possible Action Regarding

a) Approval of the December 15, 2022, meeting minutes

b) Resolution 22 - 11 authorizes the purchase of LobbyCentral, a customer check-in software platform.

c) Resolution 22 - 12 approves the One Stop Certification of the Southwest Region's Comprehensive Workforce Connection Center.

d) Resolution 22 - 13 certifies the Board Chair's committee appointments.

e) Resolution 22 - 14 ratifies the Executive Committee’s action to authorize the approval of a waiver of the Board’s Policy 17-19.1, acknowledging the strategy and plans were in the system, approving payout to any participant in the outstanding final invoice for YDI who is missing board-specific policy requirements but still meets the definition of the Act (WIOA) and federal guidance.

VII. Reports and Information Items

a) Service Provider Reports: i. Youth Program: Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc. ii. Youth Program: Equus iii. Adult & Dislocated Worker Programs: Equus

b) Administrative and Financial Reports

c) Updates from DWS Liaison

VIII. Other

a) Member Input

IX. **Public Comment (3-Minute Limit)

X. Next Meeting

a) Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

XI. Adjournment

*Public comments can be emailed to before February 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. All public comments will be read at the meeting in the order received.

**Public comments can be emailed to during the meeting. 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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