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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Commissioner Nancy Jackson appointed to Workforce Development Council

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LITTLETON, CO – Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy S. Jackson was recently appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve as the local elected official on the statewide Workforce Development Council.

The Workforce Development Council consists of representatives from the business community and state agencies. The Council advises the Governor on employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy.

This is a first time appointment for the Commissioner. Jackson assumes these duties immediately and will continue in this role through September 2019.

Commissioner Jackson has extensive experience in workforce development. She represents the County on the Arapahoe/Douglas Regional Workforce Development Board, which is dedicated to identifying and promoting workforce development strategies to positively impact the economic well-being of Arapahoe and Douglas counties and to help individual job-seekers find employment at a livable wage. Jackson also chairs the Board’s Opportunity Works committee, focusing on assisting low-income individuals with barriers to access the workforce and improve their abilities to move up a career ladder.

Jackson represents District 4, which includes portions of the City of Aurora and areas of north unincorporated Arapahoe County. She is serving her second term as Commissioner and oversees the Finance and Strategy and Performance departments. She also serves on the County’s Executive Budget Committee.

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