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Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

SEVENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 03, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

GREATER MINNESOTA ECONOMIC &
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Bob Gunther, Chair of the Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:47 p.m. on February 3rd, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
BARRETT, Bob
DILL, David
GAROFALO, Pat
HANCOCK, Dave
JOHNSON, Brian
KIEL, Debra

LIEN, Ben
MAHONEY, Tim
MILLER, Tim
MORAN, Rena
NORTON, Kim
O’NEILL, Marion
SUNDIN, Mike


A quorum was not present.

Members excused: GREEN, Steve.

Jeremy Hanson-Willis, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development gave an overview of Workforce Development Programs.

A quorum was present at 12:50 p.m.

Representative Mahoney moved that the minutes of Thursday, January 29th, 2015 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Anne Kilzer, Director and Governmental Services Coordinator, Minnesota Workforce Council Association (MWCA), gave an overview of the association.

Connie Ireland, Executive Director, Governor’s Workforce Development Council (GWDC), gave an overview of the council.

The following individuals continued testimony about Workforce Housing issues in Greater Minnesota:

Dan Dorman, Executive Director, and Chris Henjum, Policy Director, Greater Minnesota
Partnership;
Rebecca Melang, Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Homes for All;
Amanda Kappes, Policy Coordinator, Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing, (MICAH) and LaShella Sims, Coordinator, Black Veterans of America;
Mona L. Langston, Community Services Program Specialist, State Council on Black Minnesotans;
Mark Brunner, President, Manufactured & Modular Home Association of Minnesota;
Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council;
Dan Larson, Director, Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus (MRCC).

The meeting was adjourned at 2:34 p.m.


Representative Bob Gunther, Chair








Rebecca Meade, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. Overview of DEED Workforce Development Programs
Deputy Commissioner Jeremy Hanson-Willis

V. Overview of Minnesota Workforce Council Association (MWCA)
Anne Kilzer, Director and Governmental Services Coordinator

VI. Overview of Governors Workforce Development Council (GWDC)
Connie Ireland, Executive Director

VII. Complete Testimony on Workforce Housing Issues in Greater Minnesota
Dan Dorman, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
Warren Hanson, President & CEO, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Rebecca Melang, Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Homes for All
Amanda Kappes, Policy Coordinator, Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing
Mona L. Langston, Community Services Program Specialist, State Council on Black Minnesotans
Mark Brunner, President, Manufactured & Modular Home Association of Minnesota
Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council

VIII. Adjournment