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The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of individuals who represent business, economic development, education, labor and community organizations. They work in close partnership with the Stark and Tuscarawas County Commissioners and the Mayor of Canton, Ohio in planning, administering and overseeing workforce development programs funded under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted in 2014, is the federal legislation under which public workforce development programs are conducted. WIOA is intended to serve all job seekers and employers offering a universal service model.

The Workforce Development Board aids area businesses by serving as a community workforce development catalyst, promoting not only a strong economic development effort, but also to support our community’s capacity to meet the challenges of a high productivity workplace. This is accomplished by assuring that education and employment opportunities are well planned and supported by the private sector; are well coordinated within the community; afford ease of access; are of high quality; and demonstrate an acceptable return on taxpayer investment.

In 2006, the Board created the Workforce Investment Council, a 501c3, to seek grants and other private funding to enhance and expand workforce development activities in Stark and Tuscarawas counties.

To learn more about the Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board, click here:  http://www.stwdb.org.



  • WDB Chair, Darwin Smith, Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital
  • WDB Vice Chair, Scott Robinson, Tuscarawas Chamber of Commerce
  • WDB Secretary, Damus Cole, Canton Electrical JATC
  • WDB Treasurer, Joe Sekely, Architect
  • WDB Executive Director, Jennifer Meek Eells


  • Black, Trice, dlhBOWLES, Inc.
  • Burley, Joseph, Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company
  • Carson, Stephen, ODJFS
  • Cole, Damus, Electrical Trades Center of Greater Stark County
  • Davis, Terri, Ohio Billing, Inc.
  • Eadon, Jr., Harry, Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation
  • Forkas, Deborah, Stark County Job and Family Services
  • Hackenbracht, Nate, Buckeye Career Center
  • Jones, Para, Stark State College
  • Kerns, Alison, Harcatus Tri-County C.A.O., Inc.
  • Larman, William, Allied Machine and Engineering
  • Locke, Mark, Alliance Chamber of Commerce
  • Manheim, Marc, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Marzano, Sue  AEP Ohio
  • Meeks, Steven, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Moss, Rick, Iron Workers Local 550 Canton
  • Robinson, Scott, Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce
  • Sabo, Tracy Aultman Health Foundation
  • Waltz, Robin, United Way of Tuscarawas County
  • Mayor of the City of Canton, Ohio
    • Thomas M. Bernabei
  • Stark County Commissioners
    • Janet Weir Creighton, Chief Elected Official
    • Richard Regula
    • Bill Smith
  • Tuscarawas County Commissioners
    • Chris Abbuhl
    • Al Landis
    • Kerry Metzger
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