Niagara County Workforce Development Board - About Us

The Niagara County Workforce Development Board (WDB) sets policy for the local workforce development system, serving the universal population of both job seekers and business.  The WDB is directly responsible to determine how best use local WIOA funds.  Funds can be used to provide services to individuals seeking employment through linkages to job openings, services, and training programs.

The WDB:
  • Conducts oversight with respect to local employment and training activities, the one-stop delivery system in the local area, and local programs of youth activities, in partnership with the chief elected official
  • Negotiates local performance measures
  • Certifies the One-Stop Operator and conducts oversight
  • Coordinates the workforce investment activities with economic development strategies
  • Identifies providers of training and labor market services
  • Awards contracts to certified service providers
  • Develops a local plan
  • Promotes private sector employer participation in all workforce activities
The goal of the Workforce Development System is to increase the employment, retention and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants, and, as a result improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.

Bylaws: Amended and Approved by the Board 4/21/2020

WDB Contact Information and Fact Sheet

The Niagara County Workforce Development Board
is staffed by:
Bonnie Rice, Executive Director
Joanne Klemer, Grant Accountant / Fiscal Manager
Helen Demler-Dennis, Account Clerical III
Staff offices are located at:
1001 Eleventh Street, Floor 2, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone: (716) 278-8251