Board Nomination Process

A. Nomination & Selection Process:

The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board, as the Chief Local Elected Officials of the Cities of Bristol, Galax and Radford, and the Counties of Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Washington and Wythe from time to time may contact the appropriate entities in the region for nominations to appoint members and/or to fill vacancies on the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board, based on the process below. Vacancies will be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

  1. Private sector business representatives will be selected from among individuals nominated by local business organizations (i.e. Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations or Economic Development organizations). Individual businesses may also nominate themselves or provide nominations of other businesses to the Chief Local Elected Officials. Private sector representatives can include owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, and other business executives with optimum policy making or hiring authority. Every locality must have one business representative and no more than two business representatives.
  2. Workforce, Education and Economic entity representatives will be selected from among individuals nominated by entities from that sector.
  3. Labor representatives will be selected from among individuals nominated by local labor federations or other employee organizations and/or the state AFL‐CIO.
  4. Apprenticeship representatives will be nominated from businesses that currently operate an apprenticeship program (and verified by the State Apprenticeship Division).

For more information or to submit nominations, contact Marty Holliday marty.holliday@vcwnrmr.com or 540-633-6764.

B. Public Participation

New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board will provide public notice on their website https://vcwnewrivermtrogers.com/of the intent to solicit nominations for board membership, on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100081090622753, on LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/company/virginia-career-works-newriver-mountrogers and through direct email solicitation to various groups and organizations.

Membership, Responsibilities and Certification of Local Workforce Development Boards (Virginia Policy)

NR/MR WDB Nomination Form