Minneapolis Workforce Development Board

The Minneapolis Workforce Development Board (MWDB) is authorized under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) to provide policy and program guidance for all activities under WIOA in the City of Minneapolis. The MWDB comprises 21 members, who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council to a three-year terms.  Appointees are submitted to the Governor of Minnesota for certification. Eleven (11) members must be business representatives, including business organizations and trade associations; additional members must be chosen to represent the following: labor organizations (1), apprenticeship programs (1), open positions for labor organizations and/or apprenticeship programs (2), adult education (1), president of local higher education institution (1), economic and community development (1), State employment service under Wagner-Peyser (1), Title I Rehabilitation Act (1), and transportation, housing, or public assistance provider (1). The MWDB chair must represent the private sector. The Chair is elected by the MWDB membership, appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by City Council. MWDB applicants must be City residents. The residency requirement may be waived for an officer or director of an organization that pays property taxes to the City of Minneapolis.

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Web Site: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/metp/

Deadline: Open Until Filled.


There are currently 10 open seats. Mayoral appointment for three-year term will begin July 1, 2018.

Seat 1: Representative of a large business.

Seat 3: Representative of a large business.

Seat 6: Representative of a small business

Seat 7: Representative of a small business.

Seat 8: Representative of a large business.

Seat 14: Representative of Workforce: Labor, Apprenticeship, Community-based Organization, or a Youth Organization.

Seat 17: Representative of Adult Education and Literacy.

Seat 18: Representative of Economic and Community Development.

Seat 19: Representative of the State of Minnesota employment service under the Wagner-Peyser Act.

Seat 21: Representative of a transportation, housing, or public assistance provider.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

Interested individuals can apply on their own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom they'd like application materials to be sent.


Board Contacts:

Matthew Courtney, (612) 673-6236, [email protected],

Deb Bahr-Helgen, (612) 673-6226, [email protected]

City Clerk's Office: 612-673-2244 or [email protected]

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed and selected by the Mayor and reviewed by the Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee for recommendation to the full City Council.


Meetings are typically held bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the odd months at 8:00 a.m.  The location of meetings varies. There is no compensation for attending meetings.  The Board meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Feb 23, 2018



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