Youth Council

The Region I Youth Council was established to provide guidance in the development of youth policies and to make recommendations to the local board regarding youth matters. The Youth Council is considered a subgroup to the Region 1 Workforce Investment Board. The Region 1 Youth Council membership is composed of Workforce Investment Board members, juvenile justice representation, local public housing authorities, parents of eligible WIA youth, youth who have or are currently receiving WIA services, and Job Corps. The Region I Youth Council has quarterly meetings, which are open to the public. These meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday in July, October, January, and April. For more information regarding meeting dates, please contact our office @ 304-253-3611.

Name Organization County/City
Brooke Blankenship Department of Rehabilitation Services Fayette
Joe Brouse (Vice Chair) New River Gorge Regional Development
Rachel Bowman Workforce West Virginia – State
John David Southern Appalachian Labor School
– Professor, WVU Tech
Leslie Dean Cornerstone Solutions, Inc. Kanawha
Brett Dillon UMWA Career Center , Inc. –
Monica Dozier Adult Basic Education Raleigh
Mary Lynn Flint Fayette County Adult Basic Ed –
Fayette/Oak Hill
Debbie Hall Wyoming County Board of Education
– Director/Supervisor
Row Harman Anthony Correctional Center –
Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs
Rosetta Jackson Parent Representative Raleigh County
Skip Jennings DHHR – Fayette County  Community Services Manager Fayette/Oak Hill
Brooklynn Lilly IS Student Representative Mercer
Kassandra Ortiz OS Student Representative Raleigh
Sarita Rhonemus Bluefield State College –
Director of Outreach Programs and Interim
Dave Rogers (Chair) Mission WV, Inc. – Director Putnam/Huricane
LaShonda Spence FMRS Raleigh
Marian Steele Parent Nicholas/Summersville
Tia Welch Charleston Job Corps Center Kanawha/Charleston