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The Region 1 Youth Advisory Council provides guidance for, and exercises oversight of, local youth programs operated under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In addition, the council provides expertise in youth policy and assists the Regional Workforce Investment Board (RWIB) in:

1. Developing and recommending local youth employment and training policy and practice. 

2. Broadening the youth employment and training focus in the community to incorporate a youth development perspective.

3. Establishing links with other organizations serving youth in the local area. 

4. Factoring the range of issues that can have an impact on the success of youth in the labor market. 

Members of the Youth Advisory Council serve two-year terms, and represent people with a special interest in youth policy. Members include individuals from youth service agencies, such as juvenile justice and law enforcement, public housing, parents, former JTPA or WIA participants, and the RWIB.

Current members of the council include:

  • Linda Aulwes, Guttenberg, Youth Parent

  • Mindy Meyers, Dubuque, Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA)

  • David Boss, Decorah, NEICAC

  • Sean Callahan, Dubuque, Former Youth Participant

  • Danielle Lesser, Dubuque, Four Oaks

  • Linus Rothmeyer, Calmar, NICC

  • Cathy Molumby, Elgin, Valley Community School District, Regional Workforce Investment Board (RWIB)

  • Winnie Vernon, Manchester, West Delaware High School

Ex Officio Members:

  • Marla Loecke, Dubuque, Iowa Workforce Development

  • George Holland, Dubuque, Keystone Area Education Agency

  • Stephanie Maury, Elkader, Keystone Area Education Agency

  • Wendy Mihm-Herold, Calmar, Northeast Iowa Community College

  • Fern Rissman, Postville, Region 1 Employment and Training

  • Nancy Everman, Decorah, HAWC Partnerships for Children

  • Sue Davidson, Dubuque, Department of Human Services

  • Penny Wills, Calmar, Northeast Iowa Commmunity College

  • Jeanette Randall, Independence, DECAT

  • Jan Rohweder, Charles City, DECAT

  • Ron Axtell, Dubuque, ECIA

For more information about the Youth Advisory Council, contact Wendy Mihm-Herold at (866) 520-8986, ext. 111.

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