Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee

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.

Policy Briefs

Latest Resources

  • 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

  • Video | 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

Chair

Jim McDonough
Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

Vice Chair

Tony Guillory
Police Juror
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

 

Jimmy Odom
Associate Commissioner
Cass County, Missouri

 

Martha Schrader
Commissioner
Clackamas County, Oregon

 

Ilene Shapiro
County Executive
Summit County, Ohio

 

Denise Winfrey
Board Speaker
Will County, Illinois

 

Subcommittee Chair

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

 

Contact

  • Associate Legislative Director – Community, Economic & Workforce Development  
    (202) 942-4212