Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Workforce Training & Education

South Dakota Workforce Development Council

The Workforce Development Council (WDC) oversees implementation of workforce training programs in South Dakota funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In conformance with South Dakota Codified Law 1-25-1 and WIA Rules and Regulations Sec. 661.207, all WDC meetings are open to the public. Information is available on the State Plan, membership, significant policies, guidelines and definitions; minutes of public meetings are available to the public.

Memorandums of Understanding
Council Membership
Meeting Notices, Agendas and Minutes
Meeting Audio Recordings


Policies of the Workforce Development Council and Workforce Investment Act

Memorandums of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding (general MOU) (in Adobe .pdf format*)

Specific Content of Individual MOUs:

Black Hills Special Services Cooperative
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Senior Community Service Employment Program
South Dakota Community Action Partnership
South Dakota Department of Education
South Dakota Department of Human Services
South Dakota Department of Social Services
South Dakota Housing Development Authority
Veterans Employment and Training

Council Membership

Members of the Workforce Development Council represent various business, labor and education interests. A majority of its members are from the private sector. Council membership also includes representatives of the state departments of Labor and Regulation, Education and Human Services; Governor's Office of Economic Development; and the Board of Regents. Council members include:

Private Sector

Lee Anderson

Tom Bohnet

Cal Geis
Belle Fourche

Dave Giovannini

Warren Lotsberg

D.J. Mertens

David Westbrock

Community-based Organizations

Jim Borszich

Randy Hanson

Organized Labor

Mark Rogers
Dell Rapids

Randy Stainbrook
Sioux Falls

State Government

Pat Costello
Governor's Office of Economic Development

Marcia Hultman
Department of Labor and Regulation

Tiffany Sanderson
Department of Education

Jack Warner
Board of Regents

Eric Weiss
Department of Human Services

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Council Notices, Agendas, Handouts and Minutes

(in Adobe .pdf format*)

Meeting Date Notices Agendas and Handouts Minutes
March 24, 2015 March 24 notice March 24 agenda  
Dec. 17-18, 2014 Dec. 17-18 notice Dec. 17-18 agenda Dec. 17-18 minutes
Sept. 30, 2014 Sept. 30 notice Sept. 30 agenda Sept. 30 minutes
May 15, 2014 May 15 notice May 15 agenda May 15 minutes
Jan. 15, 2014 Jan. 15 notice Jan. 15 agenda
Handout: WDC background information for discussion
Jan. 15 minutes
Aug. 26, 2013 Aug. 26  notice Aug. 26 agenda Aug. 26 minutes
April 15, 2013 April 15 notice April 15 agenda
Handout: Dakota Seeds Applications
April 15 minutes
Jan. 3, 2013 Jan. 3 notice Jan. 3 agenda Jan. 3 minutes
Oct. 10, 2012 Oct. 10 notice Oct. 10 agenda (conference call)
Handout: Dakota Seeds Applications
Oct. 10 minutes
July 31, 2012

July 31 notice

July 31 agenda
Handout: Dakota Seeds Applications
Handout: Board of Regents Workforce Update
July 31 minutes
May 21, 2012

May 21 notice

May 21 agenda May 21 minutes
April 16, 2012 April 16 notice April 16 agenda
Handout: Board of Regents Workforce Update
Additional Board of Regents information not included in mailed materials
Handout: Dakota Seeds Application
April 16 minutes
Jan. 5, 2012 Jan. 5 notice Jan. 5 agenda
Handout: Board of Regents Workforce Update
Handout: Dakota Seeds Applications
Jan. 5 minutes

See documents for meetings prior to 2012.

Meeting Audio Recordings

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September 30, 2014

Download the .mp3 format.

For more information on the Workforce Development Council, contact Kari Porch at 605.773.5017.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184