October 7th, 2021




October 7, 2021


(Via Zoom)

Call to Order                                                                                       Chairman Sauget

Public Comment on Agenda                                                              Chairman Sauget

Review 7/22/21Meeting Minutes (Consent Agenda Item)                Chairman Sauget

Systems Development & Oversight Committee Report                    Matt Jones

Marketing & Economic Development Committee Report                 Paul Ellis

Youth Council Report                                                                         Larry McLean

Operations Report                                                                               Rick Stubblefield                                                                                                                                            Matt Jones


            Quarterly Services Report                                                     

            Financial Reports


            Board Membership Update

            Belleville One-Stop Update

Consent Agenda/Voting Items                                                           Chairman Sauget

1) 7/22/21 Meeting Minutes

2) MAWIB 2022 Meeting Calendar

3) Additional Training Programs:

SIUE – Computer Science

SWIC – Pharmacy Tech

St. Louis College of Health Careers – LPN

4) Youth Council RFP Motion

The next MAWIB meeting will be October 14, 2021 @ 8:30AM

(Via Zoom Technology)


Mid America Workforce Investment Board

Executive Committee Meeting


October 7, 2021

Present:                                                                                                           Staff:

Rich Sauget, Jr.                                                                                                Matt Jones                             

Tony White                                                                                                                            

Ken Keeney

Larry McLean

Paul Ellis

Chairman Rich Sauget, Jr. called the meeting to order at 8:36A.M.  After hearing no public comment, Chairman Sauget presented the 7/22/21 minutes for review and discussion (to be voted on as part of Consent Agenda). Next, Matt Jones reported for the Systems Development & Oversight Committee.  The committee met via Zoom on September 28th and the minutes are included in the packet.  The committee spent a lot of time discussing a variety of issues, including the delivery of services during COVID and the reopening of the One-Stop on September 2nd (by appointment only).  Next, Paul Ellis presented the Marketing & Economic Development report.  The committee met on September 29th via Zoom and the minutes are in the packet.  Paul reported that the committee discussed the marketing plan and gave an update on the status of a possible marketing intern.  Matt commented that he is working with the state on possibly using funds from the Service Integration Grant to make it a paid internship.

Paul also stated that the committee discussed the current labor shortage and gave an update on the committee membership & the upcoming Economic Development Roundtable. Next, Larry McLean presented the Youth Council report.  The council met on September 30th via Zoom and Larry referred the Executive Committee to the minutes as presented in the packet.  Larry summarized the discussion, highlighting that Brenda reported on the youth enrollment numbers and performance.  He also noted that most of the meeting time was spent on the topic of the upcoming youth RFP and bringing more youth services in-house.  The committee’s proposal is a voting item on the Consent Agenda.

Next, Matt started the Operations Report by presenting the Performance Report, again noting that as in the past, it takes most of the program year to meet or exceed the performance measures.   Matt also presented the Quarterly Services Report and the Financial Reports & noted that there was no update on the MOU.  For the board membership update, Matt mentioned that a replacement for Lisa Atkins at SWIC as not yet been announced and that the One-Stop update had been mentioned during the earlier part of the meeting. Next, Chairman Sauget moved on to the Consent Agenda.

For the Consent Agenda, Matt Jones discussed the items and after a brief discussion, Chairman Sauget presented each of the following voting items for consideration:

1. 7/22/21 Meeting Minutes

2. MAWIB 2022 Meeting Calendar

3. Additional Training Programs: SIUE – Computer Science, SWIC – Pharmacy Technician & St. Louis College of Health Careers – LPN

4. Youth Council RFP Motion

Larry McLean made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items, it was seconded by Tony White and the items were unanimously approved.  Next, the committee had a brief discussion about the labor shortage in the region and Matt reminded everyone of two upcoming regional events for National Manufacturing Month and National Apprenticeship Week. After a reminder about the next MAWIB meeting, on October 14th @ 8:30AM (Zoom), Chairman Sauget asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  A motion was made by Ken Keeney, seconded by Larry McLean and the meeting was adjourned by Chairman Sauget at 9:12A.M.