Workforce Development Board

The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) is composed of community leaders dedicated to workforce development. The members of the CAWDB are representatives of private industry, nonprofits and public agencies. The Workforce Development Board is mandated by federal legislation to oversee public investments in employment and training programs. This responsibility is accomplished through the activities of the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area.

For the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021, the One-Stop Operator's, Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, budget shall not exceed $108,518.95 annually.

Central Arkansas Local Workforce Development Board Information

Upcoming Meetings

The next schedule meeting for the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board:

December 9, 2019

902 N. Center Street

Lonoke, AR 72086

4:00 pm


The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board is updating its Local Plan, and is requesting comments. Please send any comments or questions to Josh Rogers at or call 501-676-2721.


Local Plan 2020 - 2024

Other Local

Local Plan 2016-2019

Local WDB's written Conflict of Interest Policy

Local WDB's written Procurement Policies

Procurement Solicitation

Eligible Training Providers

Abstract of Bids and Proposals

One-Stop Operator Monitoring – Request For Proposal Package

Agenda & Minutes

Members & Affiliation

Lead Employment & Training Coordinator

Amy Risk

Experience Works, Inc.

Older Workers

Vocational Rehab Counselor

Brent Dozier

Division of Services for the Blind

Rehabilitation Services - DSB

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Deandria Bass-Carrigan

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services - ARS

Local Office Manager

Diana Kirkdoffer

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Wagner-Peyser Program

Field Representative

Jonathon Graham

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #155

Organized Labor

Executive Director

Michael Hein

American Indian Center of Arkansas

American Indian Representative

Business Manager

William French

IBEW Local 295

Labor - Apprenticeship Partnership

Sr. Human Resources Representative

Melynda Hardin

Virco Manufacturing Corporation

Business Representative

Faulkner County

Maintenance Manager

Danny Hopkins

Remington Outdoor Company

Business Representative

Lonoke County


Michael Florence

ALPS, Inc.

Business Representative

Lonoke County


Byrum Kelly

Prescription Shop Pharmacy

Business Representative

Prairie County


MeLora Davis

Des Arc Nursing and Rehab

Business Representative

Prairie County


Michele Allgood

Mitchell Williams Law Firm

Business Representative

Pulaski County

Corporate Human Resources Manager & Recruiter

Salina Rivers


Business Representative

Saline County

Vice-Chancellor for Economic Development

Bentley Wallace

Pulaski Technical College

Institution of Higher Education

Executive Director

Clevon Young

Arkansas Human Development Corporation

Community Based Organization


Debbie Shelton

Lonoke School District

Adult Education & Literacy

Health & Safety Instructor/Director of Training

Jimmy McCalister

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades

Organized Labor

Director of Workforce Analysis & Assistance

Michael Gerfen


Economic and Community Development

Veteran Representative

Sam High

The American Legion


Human Resource Manager

Jamie Stires

Kimberly Clark

Business Representative

Faulkner County


Sara Murphy

Conway Human Development Center

Business Representative

Faulkner County

Commercial Lender

Michael Brannon

First Community Bank

Business Representative

Lonoke County

President and CEO

Gary Padget

Southern Paramedic Service

Business Representative

Monroe County


Joyce Surratt

Craig's Bar-B-Q

Business Representative

Prairie County

Financial Representative

Mark Perry

Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial

Business Representative

Pulaski County

Regional Manager

Holley Little

First Staff

Business Representative

Saline County


CAPDD/Arkansas Workforce Center is an “equal opportunity employer/program,” and “auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to Individuals with disabilities.” Arkansas Relay Service: 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) 1-800-285-1131 (TDD)  Or TDD 711.



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