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Director Odie Donald II Elected to U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council Board

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On January 30, 2018 the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced that District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) Director Odie Donald II was named to their Workforce Development Council (WDC) Board of Trustees. Director Donald will serve for a one-year term.

“It is an honor to be chosen as a Board of Trustees member of the Workforce Development Council for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a nationally renowned and prestigious organization,” said Director Odie Donald II. “Under the leadership of Mayor Bowser, the District has made tremendous strides in workforce development and I am proud to advocate for the public workforce system with other national leaders.”

The election for WDC Officers and Trustees was held during the 86th Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. Since 1977, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ WDC has worked closely with Mayors and their representatives to influence Congress, policy, and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in directing employment and training funds throughout the country. The WDC works to ensure that workforce development activities are a key focus of cities. The WDC also supports and informs the work of the USCM Committee on Jobs, Education and Workforce.

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) is the District’s lead labor, workforce development agency, and is responsible for providing District residents with critical employment readiness and job training services. The agency oversees Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programming, Unemployment Insurance, the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program, Project Empowerment, L.E.A.P., DC Career Connections, and additional supportive programs for veterans and mature workers. To learn more about the programs and services offered at DOES, visit does.dc.gov.

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