Public Input Process
This notice serves to inform interested residents of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties that the Chief Elected Officials Board and the Regional Workforce Investment Board have developed a comprehensive Regional Workforce Development Customer Service Plan. This draft plan is available March 22, 2013 for public comment for over thirty (30) days. The plan will be effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017.
The plan will incorporate services from the Workforce Investment Act Title I: Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth, Wagner-Peyser, Unemployment Insurance, PROMISE JOBS, Adult Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of the Blind, Veterans, Goodwill Industries, Community Action Programs, and Trade Act.
The plan will be delivered to the Governor on June 30, 2013. A draft of the plan may be reviewed at the websites listed below or at of either of the IowaWORKS One-Stop Centers located in Dubuque or Decorah, or by contacting:
East Central Intergovernmental Assoc.
680 Main St., 2nd Floor
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Ron Axtell, WIA Director
563-556-5800 Ext 136
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
312 Winnebago Street
Decoah, Iowa 52101
Fern Rissman, WIA Director
The following pages contain information pertaining to this comment period, including proofs of publication and minutes of the Public Hearing and the formal meeting that followed in order to adopt the plan.
Comments on the plan must be submitted to either Fern Rissman or Ron Axtell no later than April 29, 2013. In addition, a public hearing will be conducted on April 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Keystone AEA in Elkader, Iowa to receive comments on the plan.
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UERPC currently has two jobs openings available
Full time WIOA Career Advisor position (s).
Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Human Services field, Social Work, Education or related field. Previous experience in case management& knowledge of the local workforce preferred. Upper Explorerland is an EEO/EEP employer. Please submit resume and cover letter to: Rachelle Howe, Executive Director 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full time Housing Department Head position.
Experience in a related housing program, governmental administration, human resources management, supervision of employees, public administration understanding, and purchasing is preferred. Upper Explorerland is an EEO/EEP employer. Please submit resume and cover letter to: Rachelle Howe, Executive Director 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101 or email to email@example.com
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Allamakee County is partnering with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) to develop a new comprehensive plan for the County. Dubbed All In Allamakee, or the "All-In Plan" for short, the plan will consider a host of issues and topics that affect quality of life in the County, ranging from public infrastructure and housing to parks and transportation.
There are three upcoming community workshops for the All-In Plan that will be held in Postville, Lansing, and Waukon. At these workshops, attendees will help create a countywide vision for Allamakee County’s future through interactive community visioning activities. All residents of Allamakee County, as well as those who visit or work in the county, are invited and encouraged to attend
All workshops begin at 5:00 p.m. and will last about an hour and a half. There will be a brief presentation at the start followed by interactive activities. Members of the public are free to come and go at any time during the meeting, even if they miss the beginning. Light refreshments will be provided. The schedule for the three community meetings is below.
• Postville: Tuesday, October 9th at UERPC offices, 134 West Greene Street
• Lansing: Wednesday, October 10th at the Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center, 1944 Columbus Road
• Waukon: Thursday, October 25th at the Senior Center at Waukon Wellness Center, 1220 3rd Avenue NW
Additionally, all residents of Allamakee County and those who visit or work in the county are invited and encouraged to give feedback on a broad array of issues by completing an online survey and a quick questionnaire. Visit the web addresses below to take the survey and answer the brief questionnaire.
Community Survey: www.tinyurl.com/yd69ng8w
Quick Questionnaire: www.tinyurl.com/ydebs423
Twitter and Instagram users are invited to tweet and share photos of everything they love about Allamakee County by using #allinallamakee. Those who participate may have their tweet or photo featured in the final plan document.
Those interested in being notified of updates and events related to the All-In Plan, as well as those interested in being part of one of the focus groups may contact Aaron Detter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-382-6171.