Boards & Commissions

Duluth Workforce Development Board

Local Board Responsibilities

The Local Board is responsible for developing a strategy to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system.  The Local Board’s role is to develop a comprehensive high quality workforce system through collaboration with its workforce and education partners that supports continuous improvement in the area of employment, training, and education programs and promotes economic growth that is aligned with achieving the goals of the State Strategic Plan. Local Board functions include the following:

  1. Conduct Workforce Research and Regional Labor Market (LMI) Analysis
  2. Convene Stakeholders and Leverage Resources and Expertise in the Local Area
  3. Facilitate Employer Engagement
  4. Provide Program Oversight
  5. Assist with Negotiation of Local Performance Accountability Measures
  6. Designate & Certify One-Stop Operators and Assist with Selection of Providers
  7. Approve Eligible Training Providers
  8. Conduct oversight for local youth workforce investment activities
  9. Provide Budget and Administrative Oversight
  10. Develop and Implement Career Pathways Strategy
  11. Promote Proven and Best Practices
  12. Promote Use of Technology
  13. Conduct Assessment of One-Stop accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
  14. Leverage Resources and Capacity

2024 Board Meeting Schedule:

The Duluth Workforce Development Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 2:00-4:00 PM in Room 330 of City Hall.

January 29

March 18

May 20 

June 17

September 16

November 18

Next Meeting: Monday, January 29th, 2:00-4:00pm, Library Green Room, 520 West Superior Street

The Duluth Workforce Development Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 2:00-4:00 PM in Room 330 of City Hall.  Meeting dates and times may periodically change due to holidays or other factors. To confirm time and location of a meeting, please call Elena at 218-730-5241.

As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) and Duluth Workforce Development Board bylaws, the composition of the board shall include:

  • 51% representatives of local businesses;
  • 20% workforce representatives, including at least two labor union representatives, as well as community organizations and representatives of organizations that serve youth;
  • At least one provider administering adult education and literacy activities;
  • At least one representative from an institution of higher education;
  • At least one representative from economic and community development entities;
  • At least one representative from the state Employment Service office;
  • At least one representative from Vocational Rehabilitation Services.


Date Title
03/12/2024 March Agenda 2024
01/24/2024 January Agenda 2024
09/14/2023 September 2023 Agenda
06/09/2023 June 2023 Agenda
05/09/2023 May 2023 Agenda
03/15/2023 March 2023 Agenda
01/12/2023 January 2023 Agenda
11/10/2022 November 2022 Agenda
09/19/2022 September Agenda 2022
05/19/2022 May Agenda 2022
01/19/2022 January 2021 Agenda
11/10/2021 November 2021 Agenda
09/14/2021 September 2021 Agenda
05/11/2021 May Agenda
03/10/2021 March Agenda
01/19/2021 January Agenda
11/10/2020 Workforce Development Board Agenda
03/20/2020 March Agenda
04/15/2019 April Agenda
03/18/2019 March Agenda
02/25/2019 Feb Agenda
01/28/2019 Jan Agenda
12/17/2018 December Agenda
11/19/2018 November Agenda


Date Title
01/24/2024 September 2023 Minutes
08/24/2023 May 2023 Minutes
05/19/2023 March 2023 Minutes
05/09/2023 January 2023 Minutes
03/15/2023 November 2022 Minutes
01/12/2023 September 2022 Minutes
11/10/2022 June 2022 Minutes
05/19/2022 January Meeting Minutes 2022
01/19/2022 September 2021 Minutes
11/10/2021 June 2021 Minutes
03/15/2021 March Minutes
03/02/2021 November 2020 Minutes
01/25/2021 January Minutes
11/19/2020 September Minutes
12/03/2019 September Meeting Minutes
03/18/2019 Mar Minutes
02/25/2019 Feb Minutes
01/28/2019 Jan Minutes
12/17/2018 December Minutes
11/19/2018 November Minutes
10/15/2018 October Minutes
09/17/2018 September Minutes
08/07/2018 August Minutes
06/18/2018 June Minutes
05/21/2018 May Minutes
04/16/2018 April Minutes
03/19/2018 March Minutes
02/26/2018 Feb Minutes