The board is made up of representatives from business, education, economic development, organized labor, community-based organizations, and state agencies as required by federal workforce legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Area Manager Northwest
HR Generalist & Business Analyst
Dr. Jason Gray
Chief Operations Officer
Wild Coast Rivers Alliance
Director of Oral Services
C & D Lumber Co.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Chief Executive Officer
Orenco Systems, Inc.
Robert Westerman, SOWIB Vice Chair
Vice President of Instruction
GOVERNMENT, ECON. DEV.
Umpqua Economic Development Partnership
Current SOWIB Bylaws
COOS, CURRY, DOUGLAS
The Coos, Curry, Douglas Workforce Consortium is made up of one local elected official from each of the three counties in the Southwest area as required by WIOA. The consortium is responsible for making appointments to the board along with approving the local plan and budget for SOWIB.
Coos County Commissioner John Sweet
Curry County Commissioner Jay Trost
Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice, Chair