Responsible for all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential, commercial, and industrial development, and building and housing codes.
Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee
Policy BriefUrge your House and Senate members to restore funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to $1.5 billion for FY 20. The HOME program, funded through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill, was cut by 50 percent between FY 2010 and FY 2016. Although the HOME program has received annual funding increases since 2016, funding levels remains short of the $1.8 billion FY 2010 level.
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): Support Essential Seed Capital/Gap Financing for Local Job CreationUrge your members of Congress to support $304 million in funding for the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) as Congress considers funding for FY 2020. EDA funding is important to counties because it helps local communities achieve long-term economic growth based on local and regional priorities.
Support Local Development and Infrastructure Projects: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ProgramACTION NEEDED:
Support Workforce and Local Business Development: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)Urge your members of Congress to support level funding for Title I programs under the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as Congress considers funding for FY 2020. Funded through the Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill, WIOA programs provide important financial and other resources to support a demand driven workforce development system that meets the needs of business and jobseekers alike.
Reports & Toolkits |
Aug. 2, 2019
The August recess in the federal legislative calendar provides a unique opportunity for county leaders to communicate with members of Congress, demonstrate the impact of your efforts in your communities and advocate for the federal programs that help to strengthen local programs and initiatives.
Reports & Toolkits |
Jul. 2, 2019
Counties and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Understanding the Federal-State-Local Workforce System and Why It Matters to Counties
Apr. 9, 2019
Gunnison County, Colo. Commissioner John Messner testifies before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management on the role of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in economic development and recovery.
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Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Police Juror Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Associate Commissioner Cass County, Missouri
Commissioner Clackamas County, Oregon
County Executive Summit County, Ohio
Board Speaker Will County, Illinois
Pamela Lancaster (Work Force)
Supervisor Hall County, Nebraska
Larry Nelson (Housing)
Supervisor Waukesha County, Wisconsin
John O'Grady (Economic Development)
Commissioner Franklin County, Ohio
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Monique Baker McCormick
Commissioner Wayne County
Audrey Edmonson (Housing)
Commissioner Miami-Dade County, Florida
Brenda Howerton (Housing)
Commissioner Durham County, North Carolina
Unzell Kelley (Housing)
Commissioner Coosa County, Alabama
Anita McCall (Work Force)
Commissioner Lincoln County, North Carolina
Shawn Milne (Work Force)
Commissioner Tooele County, Utah
Greg Puckett (Economic Development)
Commissioner Mercer County, West Virginia
Kathryn Starkey (Work Force)
Commissioner Pasco County, Florida
Ernestina Wenger (Economic Development)
Councilwoman at-Large Elkhart County, Indiana