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
Current members of the council include:
Linda Aulwes, Guttenberg, Youth
Mindy Meyers, Dubuque, Eastern
Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA)
David Boss, Decorah, NEICAC
Sean Callahan, Dubuque, Former
Danielle Lesser, Dubuque, Four
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,
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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