Board Officers and Member Appointments: The new program year for the SAWDC began on July 1, 2016. At its June meeting, the council voted to appointRob Goranson, Chief Financial Officer at Hotstart, Inc, to serve a second year as Chair of the Board; and Jeff Benesch, Vice President, Personnel at Trans-System, as Vice Chair.
Three new members have recently been appointed to fill vacancies on the council. Tina Morrison, Secretary-Treasurer of the Spokane Regional Labor Council, and Bryan Adams, President of the Local 370 Operating Engineers, were appointed in April to fill two Labor representative positions. Dan Evans, Senior Vice President/Senior Client Manager of Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was appointed in June to fill a Business representative position.
Eight board members with terms expiring in June 2016 were re-appointed for new three-year board terms by unanimous vote of the board. Re-appointed members are Donna Dalzell, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Robert Duron, Bottom Line Prophets; Mike Midkiff, Department of Social and Health Services; Diane Quincy, Avista; Lowell Sather, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 93; Ben Small, Central Valley School District #356; Jennie Weber, Employment Security Department; and Aaron Wilson, Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS).
Tim Robison, Program and Compliance Specialist: In May, Tim was awarded the 2015 WorkSource System Customer Service Group Award for dedication and hard work developing WorkSourceWA.com by the International Association of Workforce Professionals.