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The Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCNM) board oversees the workforce partner network and federally-funded employment and training programs and services in our four‐county region, which encompasses Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties.  With over 40% of the state’s population residing in our region, WCCNM is the largest workforce development board in New Mexico.

The board’s primary role is to ensure that the workforce-related needs of employers, workers and job seekers in the Central Region are met.

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Questions Regarding Our Board?

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about our board and/or board membership, please contact us.

Arthur Martinez, Workforce Administrator

amartinez@mrcog-nm.gov l 505.724.3636
WCCNM Administrative Office
809 Copper Avenue NW l Albuquerque, NM 87102

Board Member Interest Form

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Our Board Members


Comprised of approximately 35 members who are appointed by the Central Region’s Chief Elected Officials Board, the WCCNM Board is primarily business-led, with a majority of the members coming from and representing the private sector. Other board members represent labor and community-based organizations, education, workforce partners, economic development organizations and state agencies.

The Board’s Role

Board members apply their knowledge, experience and expertise to (1) build a strong economic environment in the Central Region that supports growing industries, competitive and profitable businesses, skilled and productive workers and thriving communities and (2) promote private sector involvement in the New Mexico Workforce Centers in order to assist employers in meeting their hiring needs.

In addition, Board members are responsible for planning, selecting one-stop operators, program monitoring and oversight, performance measures, choosing service providers and overseeing and approving the annual budget.

Board Members

WCCNM Board Officers (View Bios):

John Mierzwa – Ingenuity Software Labs, Inc.

Krista Kelley – Motiva Corporation

Beth Barela – Manpower of New Mexico

WCCNM Full Board: View Complete Board Member List

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Standing Committees

Executive Committee

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The Executive Committee has the authority to act on behalf of WCCNM on issues that cannot be deferred until the next WCCNM meeting and serves as the Board of Finance for WCCNM, acting on all financial matters, including the budget, lease and contracts.

Performance/Monitoring Committee

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The Performance and Monitoring Committee develops performance standards for each program, monitors program progress and provides oversight to the tracking data collection systems. The committee presents its recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Training/Service Provider Committee

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The Training/Service Provider Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee on matters related to WCCNM’s Training/Service Provider Program.

Youth Standing Committee

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The Youth Council will review and make recommendations to the Executive Committee on matters related to WCCNM’s youth provider program.

Disability Standing Committee

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The Disability Committee will review, advocate, and make recommendations for New Mexican’s with Disabilities to the Executive Committee on matters related to WCCNM’s operations.

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Board Events

Many of our Board events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. However, please check back frequently for updates.

  • 8/9/2022 @ 10am – Chief Elected Officials Meeting (via Zoom)
  • 9/19/2022 @ 1:30pm – Executive Committee Meeting
  • 10/17/2022 @ 1:30pm – Full Board Meeting
  • 11/21/2022 @ 1:30pm – Executive Committee
  • 12/19/2022 @ 1:30pm – Full Board Meeting
  • 1/10/2023 @ 10am – Chief Elected Officials Meeting
  • 1/16/2023 @ 1:30pm – Executive Committee Meeting
  • 2/27/2023 @ 1:30pm – Full Board Meeting
  • 3/20/2023 @ 1:30pm – Executive Committee
  • 4/17/2023 @ 1:30pm – Full Board Meeting
  • 5/15/2023 @ 1:30pm – Executive Committee
  • 6/19/2023 @ 1:30pm – Full Board Meeting
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Board Policies

Our Board Policies are currently undergoing review and being updated. Check back soon for a full, up-to-date list of all our current policies.

General Policy

Administrative Policy

Monitoring & Oversight Policy

Operational Policy

Board policies have been posted in accessible PDF format to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Signed versions of each policy are available upon request. Please contact Lloyd Aragon, Workforce Manager, for more information: 

Phone number: 505-724-3629
Email: Lcaragon@mrcog-nm.gov

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Additional Resources

WIOA 2020-2023 Four Year Plan

As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), 679.580(a), the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCMM) has developed modifications to the WCCNM Four Year Local Plan to achieve WIOA priorities in New Mexico’s Central Region. A public comment period was conducted from September 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020 and was approved by the WCCNM Board on October 19, 2020. Additional Partner comments were incorporated and submitted to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions on January 15, 2021, with final approval received on February 19, 2021. View our WCCNM Four Year Local Plan here.

Additional Information
For additional information and / or copies please contact:

Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico
Attention: Lloyd C. Aragon, Workforce Manager
809 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone number: 505-724-3629
Email: Lcaragon@mrcog-nm.gov