Workforce Development Board (WDB) Members

Members are appointed by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors according to Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) requirements and WDB bylaws. These board positions are unpaid.The WIA requires certain agencies using workforce funds to be represented on the WDB, such as the Employment Development Department and the Northern California Indian Development Council.

California state law requires that 20% of membership be labor unions, and overall, WIOA requires that the membership be 51% private sector or business, and that the chair of the WDB be a business representative. The WDB bylaws define private sector to include both for profit and non-profit entities. The WDB encourages membership of business representatives from the Targets of Opportunity industries in our region.

Below are members currently serving on the Full WDB and WDB Executive Committee:

Full WDB Members

  • Dan Heinen, Express Employment Professionals
    Chair of the WDB
  • Evelyn Giddings, Umpqua Bank
    Vice Chair of the WDB

Executive Committee Members

  • Dan Heinen, Express Employment Professionals
    WDB Executive Committee Chair
  • Evelyn Giddings, Umpqua Bank
    WDB Executive Committee Vice Chair