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Coastal Workforce Development Board

The Coastal Workforce Development Board is a unique group of private/public community leaders charged with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce programs and services in the 10-county region. The CWDB brings together leaders from the private sector, public agencies, education, labor and community-based organizations to focus on the regional labor force, regional economy and the local community needs.

Board members are appointed by the local elected officials with a majority of the representation coming from the private sector.

The Board is responsible for creating a 4 year Strategic Plan, implementing and evaluating the regional workforce system and providing oversite to achieve the following goals:

  • Enhance program coordination and service delivery of WorkSource Coastal operations
  • Understand the skill needs of the employers in the region, identify gaps between these needs and current workforce, and to work to close these gaps
  • Ensure a qualified workforce is ready, willing and able to meet the needs of the regional business customer
  • Renew partnerships with regional private sector, education, training and community development partners to maximize integration and impact of services and to eliminate gaps and redundancies in regional workforce development efforts
  • Youth have the academic and job readiness skills required by regional employers
  • Employers have the skilled workers they need to remain competitive

Administrative Entity

WorkSource Coastal, a department in the City of Savannah’s Community & Economic Development Bureau is CWDB’s Administrative Entity and Fiscal Agent. All grants and contracts are entered into with the City of Savannah on behalf of the CWDB.

Board Members

Board Member County Mandate
David Atkins Effingham Private
Edward Bland Glynn Private
Mark Corrigan Chatham Private
Fred Tucker Chatham Private
Dorothy Glisson Screven Private
Sissy Dixon Chatham Private
Mary Harper Chatham Private
Michael King Effingham Private
Rudolph Quarterman Chatham Private
Fred Hill Bulloch Private
Paul Teague Chatham Private
Willie Thompson Long Private
William Stankiewicz Chatham Private
Cheyl Britton Glynn Public
Brett Petra Chatham Public
Tara Jennings Bryan Public
James Johnson Glynn Public
Genevieve Wynegar McIntosh Public
Kathy Love Chatham Public
Leigh Acevedo Chatham Public
Earline Davis Chatham Public
Patti Fort Glynn Public
Alyce Thornhill Camden Public
Candace Mims Chatham Public