The Sacramento Works, Inc. Board is a 27-member volunteer board of directors that is charged with providing policy, planning and oversight for local workforce development initiatives. Sacramento Works unites business, labor, education and public agencies to assure qualified and trained workers are available to meet the needs of the region’s economy.
Composition of the Sacramento Works, Inc. Board
The majority representation on this 27-member board is business and industry. Other sectors represented on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board include Labor/Workforce, Education/Training, Government and Economic/Community Development, and Other.
Representatives of the Business Sector, shall constitute a majority of the membership of the Board and are to be owners of business concerns, chief executives or chief operating officers of non-governmental employers, or other private sector executives who have substantial management or policy responsibility. Business Sector representatives shall be selected from nominations made by general-purpose business organizations.
Education/Training representatives shall be selected from nominations made by local educational agencies, vocational education institutions, or institutions of higher education. General organizations of such agencies or institutions, institutions of higher education, or general organizations of such agencies or institutions can also nominate an education representative. Private and proprietary schools or general organizations of such schools, within the City and County of Sacramento are also eligible to have representation on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board. Individuals wishing to apply for membership need to contact one of these entities and request a letter of recommendation.
At least 20% Labor representatives are recommended by recognized State and local labor organizations or appropriate building trades councils.
Government and Economic Development/Community Development
Must include: (i) 1 representative of economic and community development entities; (ii) 1 representative of Wagner-Peyser programs; (iii) 1 representative of Vocational Rehabilitation programs; (iv) and may include representatives of agencies or entities administering programs serving the local area relating to transportation, housing, and public assistance; (v) and may include representatives of philanthropic organizations.
May include such other individuals or representative of entities as the chief elected official in the local area determines to be appropriate.
Letters of recommendation for individuals shall come from organizations that represent these sectors.
Those wishing to apply for membership on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board are asked to fill out an application form. Completed applications should be returned to Monica Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a résumé. Workforce Development Board Application
Sacramento Works, Inc. Board Members
President & CEO
PRO Youth and Families
Edward W. Baker
Vice President – Human Resources
Alto Ingredients, Inc.
President & CEO
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
N. Lisa Clawson – Secretary-Treasurer
Human Resources Leader
Lynn R. Conner
Chief Executive Officer
Better Business Bureau
Sacramento Sierra’s Building & Construction Trades Council
Human Services Division Manager
Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance
Director of Economic Development
County of Sacramento
Sacramento County Office of Education
Head of People and Culture
Tri Tool, Inc.
Assistant City Manager
City of Sacramento
Gary R. King
Chief Workforce Officer
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
SEIU – United Healthcare Workers
Frank A. Louie
Chief Operating Officer
Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
Employment Development Department
Dr. Jamey Nye
Los Rios Community College District
State of California, Department of Rehabilitation
Ronald R. Orr, Jr. – Vice Chair
Senior Director Talent Acquisition
Clutch Contracts & Consulting
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Ironworkers Local 118
Sacramento Central Labor Council
Anette Smith – Chair
Villara Building Systems