Board Executive Team
Prasad Karunakaran, Zenyon, Inc. (Board Chair)
Robert Hooten, Hooten Construction (Vice Chair)
Dwight Carr, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Paul Pappas, Pete Pappas and Sons
Dr. Chesahna Kindred, Kindred Hair & Skin Center
Chris Moyer, Howard County Economic Development Authority
Chuck Chandler, Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn
Conrad Samuels, Sandy Spring Bank
Stephanie Discepolo, Howard County Public Schools
(TBD), Howard County Department of Social Services
Julie Givens, Division of Workforce Development & Adult Learning, Maryland Department of Labor
Matt Jackson, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Dean Turner, Community Action Council of Howard County
Rosie Verratti, Howard Community College
Kenn Hamm- Apprenticeship- Howard County Government
Gary Griffin, IBEW, Fourth District
Heather Naviasky, The Y in Central Maryland
Next Board Meeting Date:
December 8, 2023
(9:30 AM-11:30 AM)
7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D.
Columbia, MD 21046
To join virtually:
Meeting number: 2312 858 7917
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Meeting Documents & Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes
Workforce Area Plan & MOU/RSA
The Howard County Workforce Development Board has updated its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan for PY20-PY24, pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. The updated plan is now available for public comment from April 28, 2023, to May 13, 2023. Proposed changes are highlighted in yellow.
If you wish to provide feedback on the updated plan, you can send an email to [email protected] or submit your comments in person or by mail to Howard County Office of Workforce Development located at 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D. Columbia, MD 21076-- Attention Stephanie Hill.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Resource Sharing Agreement (RSA)
Click to view a copy of the board's by-laws.
Howard County Local Workforce Area Policies
Local policies for the Howard County Workforce Development Area :
Solicitation No.: There are no open solicitations at this time.
Meeting Cancellation Policy
Inclement weather policy: In the event Howard County Public Schools are closed or delayed, the WDB meeting will be CANCELLED.