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Region 1 Workforce Development Council

Region 1 Workforce Development Council

RUSSELLVILLE, AL – The Region 1 Alabama Workforce Development Council was called to order by Chairman Grady Batchelor at 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin County Department of Human Resurces office.¬† The roll was called by Joy Pace-Isom and a quorum was present.¬† The minutes of the previous meetng held May 14, 2009 were adopted and approved.¬† A report¬†was provided by Sarah Horton¬†of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development updating the Council on several key¬†upcoming dates associated with th3 2009 approval process an also matters related to the stimulus funds.¬† Proposals had been¬†prior to the meetng and reviewed by the propoal review committee¬†to ensure the proposals meet the criteria set forth by the Council and to make recmmendations to¬†¬†the Council.¬† The following proposals were submitted, recommended for approval by the proposal review committee, and subsequently approved by the Council.

From L to R: Gary Warren, Senator Roger Bedford, Grady Batchelor

From L to R: Gary Warren, Senator Roger Bedford, Grady Batchelor

Mayors, Council Members, County Commissioners, Educators, and Economic Developers gathered in Guin, Alabama today to share with Senator Roger Bedford and Representative Mike Millican areas the group identified as key regional workforce development initiatives. 

Mayor Phil Seagraves of Guin welcomed the group to Guin and the Guin High School then turned the meeting over to David Logan of Alabama Power Company.  Mr. Logan shared with the group concerning the ongoing effort to identify key initiatives in workforce development and the importance of doing such for the area.  Logan then asked Grady Batchelor to share with the group the priorities for the region.


ADECA is offering free grant writing seminars

HAMILTON – The Governor’s Rural Action Committee and the Hamilton Career Center will be is sponsoring a free grant writing seminar, “A Toolbox to Successful Grants”. The workshop will be presented by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

In Franklin County, the seminar is scheduled for Monday, March 16th, and will be held at Northwest-Shoals Community College in Phil Campbell in the Student Activities Center (Building 305).

In Winston County, the seminar is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, and will be held at the Double Springs Municipal Building (formerly the National Guard Armory).

Date: April 22, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m. (approximately 2 hours)
Location: NACOLG Offices on Northwest Shoals Campus, Muscle Shoals, AL


  1. Welcome
  2. State of the Workforce Presentation by Nisa Miranda, Director University Center for Economic Development and Tonya Lee, Department Industrial Relations – Labor Market Information
  3. The Alabama Career Center System by Susan Norman, Associate Director of Field Services, GOWD
  4. The Alabama Community College System by Amy Brabham, Associate Director Business & Community Services, GOWD
Grady Batchelor presenting Community Leadership Training at BSCC

Grady Batchelor presenting Community Leadership Training at BSCC

Forty-five community leaders from Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, and Walker Counties gained economic development training through Bevill State Community College’s interactive inter-campus television system.¬† Connecting the Economic Development Association of Alabama’s revised training program to community leaders using BSCC’s distance learning capacity was sparked by Karla Quesenberry, one of the WAEM Initiative…>>more.

Available in PDF format: Community Leaders Receive Training Via BSCC Distance Learning