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Union County, North Carolina

Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB)

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications
Suzanne Hearn

Regular Member -

UC Board of Commissioner Appointed

06/19/2017 -0/30/2019 at large Adult Education/Literacy Rep
Jack Sharrett

Regular Member-UC Board of Commissioner Appointed

1/2/2018 - 6/30/2019

at large

Private Industry Representative & County Resident

Mary Walls

Regular Member-UC Board of Commissioner Appointed

7/18/2016 - 6/30/2018

at large

Vocational Rehabilitation Representative & County Resident

Peter Xiong Regular Member - UC Board of Commissioner Appointed 06/17/2017 - 06/30/2019 at large Registered Apprenticeship Representative

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.



Number of Positions


Meeting Information

Second Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

The meeting place is generally a central location in the region (such as the Cabarrus Regional Chamber in Kannapolis or Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Concord). WDB members receive a notice and agenda of the meetings at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting date. The meeting place will be posted on the meeting notice. A quorum (majority of members either present or represented by proxy) is required for voting on issues at the meetings

Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853

About the Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB)

Union County has three (3) members on the twenty-three (23) member Workforce Development Board (WDB) nominated by the County Commissioners (based on recommendations from appropriate agencies) and appointed by the Centralina Workforce Development Consortium to serve two-year terms. A majority of members of the Workforce Development Board must be from the private sector. The Chairperson of the Workforce Development Board shall be a Private Sector member. The membership categories are mandated by Federal legislation. While other individuals may be appointed to replace current members whose terms expire, they must be selected from the categories indicated. Retirees are not eligible to serve. The Board establishes workforce investment policies and develops the local comprehensive workforce development plan for the region. The Board initiates planning, negotiation, and integration of various workforce preparedness services at the local level, in addition to coordinating workforce investment activities with economic development strategies. The core functions of the Centralina WDB are policy guidance (strategic planning and establishing local objectives); coordination and negotiation (connecting and brokering activities; coordinating workforce investment activities with economic development strategies; negotiating local performance measures); and program oversight (program planning, labor market information, career center chartering, youth activities oversight, plan review, and evaluation/monitoring).