March 24, 2021


Mid America Workforce Investment Board –

Marketing & Economic Development Committee Meeting


March 24, 2021 @ 8:30AM (Time Change)

Call Meeting to Order

Public Comment on Agenda

Review and Approval of 1/27/21 Meeting Minutes


Committee Marketing Plan/Membership/Agency Outreach/Potential Intern

Apprenticeship Grants, Emergency Assistance Grant, Disaster

Recovery Grant

ESL Center Activities

Upcoming Events and Other News

The next MAWIB Meeting is April 6, 2021, 8:30 a.m. and will be held via Zoom technology


Marketing & Economic Development Committee

Meeting Minutes



Attendees:                                                                                                                   Staff:

Paul Ellis (Chair)                                                                                                          Lee Reese

Vicki Niederhofer                                                                                                        Matt Jones

Eric Schauster

Paul Ellis called the meeting to order at 8:36AM.  Next, with no public comment, Paul welcomed Eric Schauster, Assistant Director of Economic Development, Planning & Zoning with the City of Belleville, to the committee.  After a brief introduction by Eric, the committee reviewed the January 27th, 2021 meeting minutes.  Vicki Niederhofer made a motion to approve, it was seconded by Eric Schauster and the minutes were unanimously approved. Paul proceeded to give an update on the committee’s marketing plan as well as other outreach efforts in the works to promote the many available services.  In addition, Paul also talked about the Retail & Hospitality Certificate at CALC. Next, Matt Jones gave updates on the Apprenticeship Expansion Grants, Disaster Recovery Grant, Emergency Assistance Grant, Service Integration Grant and the activities at the SIUE-East St. Louis Higher Education Campus.  Lee Reese also reported that representatives from DCEO will be visiting the region on April 8th & 9th.

After a few more topics of discussion, Matt reminded the group that the next MAWIB meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 6th @ 8:30 AM via Zoom.  With no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 9:07AM.