April 6, 2021




April 6, 2021 @ 8:30a.m.

(Via Zoom Technology)




  1. Systems Development & Oversight Committee, Matt Jones Reporting
  2. Marketing Committee, Paul Ellis Reporting
  3. Youth Council, Larry McLean Reporting
  4. Executive Committee, Chairman Rich Sauget, Jr. Reporting
  5. WIOA Partner Updates


  1. Performance
  2. Quarterly Services Report
  3. Financial Reports
  4. MOU and One-Stop Operator Cost Allocations
  5. Belleville One-Stop Update
  6. Board Membership Update
  7. Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Project Proposals


            A. Approval of Minutes from the February 11th, 2021 MAWIB Meeting (Zoom)

            B. MOU Budget

            C. Youth Contract Proposals

            D. IWT Project Proposals: Terra Source Global and Ultra Play



*Next MAWIB Meeting will be Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 8:30AM (Zoom)


Mid America Workforce Investment Board Meeting

April 6, 2021

Meeting Minutes


Members Present:

Richard Sauget, Jr. – Board Chair                               Lisa Atkins                                           Eric Brammeier

Edmond Brown                                                           Susan Chapman-Schultz                      Lynette Drake

Mark Eichenlaub                                                         Carol Foreman                                    Matt Gomric

Mark Hinrichs                                                             Ken Keeney                                         Chris Klay

Nick Mance                                                                 Vicky McElroy                                     Larry McLean

George Obernagel                                                      Rick Parks                                            Mike Reed

Donna Richter                                                             Dawn Swift                                          Larry Unverfehrt

Tony White                                                    


Rick Stubblefield                                                         Brenda Boggs                                      Cassandra Ellis

Matt Jones                                                                  Monik Patterson                                 Lee Reese

Linda VanderPluym


Dr. Marc Kiehna – Chair, Randolph County Board of Commissioners

Bryan Ellis – DCEO

George Evans – President, Kaskaskia College

Mike Conley – Kaskaskia College

Terry Knothe – United Way

Vicki Niederhofer – IDES

Eric Schauster – City of Belleville

Kim Keckritz – Oak Hill Nursing Facility

Chairman Sauget called the meeting to order at 8:35AM.  Hearing no public comment, Matt Jones took the roll call, checked the Zoom login and stated that a quorum had been established.  Matt presented the Systems Development & Oversight Committee report.  The committee last met on March 23rd via Zoom and the minutes are in the packet.  The main points of discussion were about the MOU and the MOU budget (which will be discussed under the Operations Report and the Consent Agenda). Next, reporting for Paul Ellis, Matt presented the Marketing & Economic Development Committee Report, noting that the committee met via Zoom on March 24th and the minutes are in the packet.  Matt reported that the committee discussed a variety of issues, but most of the meeting time was spent talking about the marketing/outreach plan as well as the possibility of an SIUE intern.  The group also welcomed Eric Schauster with the City of Belleville to the committee.  Larry McLean presented the Youth Council report from the Zoom meeting on March 25th.   Larry reported that the minutes are in the packet and that most of the discussion was about performance as well as the youth contract proposals.  Larry stated that it is still the council’s intent to bring more of the youth services in-house but at this time, despite some concerns, the best option is to approve the contracts for PY 21’.  Due to technology issues, Chairman Sauget asked Matt to give a re-cap of the Executive Committee minutes from the Zoom meeting on April 1st, including discussion regarding the MOU budget, the various committee reports, performance measures and the consent agenda items. The next agenda item was the WIOA partner updates and Lee Reese with The Workforce Development Group reported on a Supply Chain Management Project he is working on as part of a partnership between LWIA 24 & 22.  Dawn Swift with IDES reported that most of the staff are working remotely and they are still working hard on UI claims and related issues.  Susan Chapman also gave a brief update for DRS, noting that they are still working remotely.  Also, Susan reiterated that Shawana Mills will be taking her position on an interim basis (Susan is being promoted to a Regional Manager position).   Lisa Atkins reported for SWIC, noting that they are still providing much needed services during COVID-19 and they are also planning a graduation ceremony for May 19th

Matt presented the Operations Report, noting that some of the performance measures are currently not being met due to the higher goals recently implemented by the state as well as a data lag and the affects of COVID.  However, many of the numbers have significantly improved since the last board meeting in February.   Matt also presented the Quarterly Services Report, highlighting a decrease in numbers versus this time last year, which is due mostly to COVID and the closure of the resource room. Matt turned it over to Linda VanderPluym,  who presented the financial reports and they are all looking positive.  Linda also noted that the IWT projects being considered for approval will greatly improve the expenditure rates.  After giving a brief update on the MOU budget and the new Belleville One-Stop, Matt mentioned that DCEO representatives would be in the area on April 8th and 9th to visit the new one-stop as well as to see a variety of business and apprenticeship sites.  For the board membership update, he mentioned that Executive Committee would like to have George Evans, President of Kaskaskia College, join the MAWIB in this Fall.  Also, the MAWIB plans to conduct the July meetings virtually but is considering hosting an in-person or hybrid meeting in the Fall (perhaps at the new Belleville One-Stop). Matt concluded the Operations by briefly giving an overview of the proposed IWT projects at Terra Source Global and Ultra Play.

Next, Chairman Sauget presented the following four Consent Agenda items for approval:

1. Approval of Minutes from the February 11, 2021 MAWIB Meeting

2. MOU Budget

3. Youth Contract Proposals

4. IWT Project Proposals: Terra Source Global and Ultra Play

After a brief introduction of each item and with no questions or comments on the Consent Agenda items, Ken Keeney made a motion to approve, it was seconded by Tony White and the items were unanimously approved.

With no additional reports or comments from visitors, Chairman Sauget asked for a motion to adjourn.  The motion was made by Mike Reed, seconded by Susan Chapman and the meeting was adjourned at 9:04AM.