Board Information


Board meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. The level of public interest and attendance at the board meetings indicate strong community involvement in the delivery of employment and training services in Western Arkansas.

Western Arkansas’ workforce board encourages public comment. Help us make the workforce delivery system a success! See the event calendar for more information on upcoming meetings.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about board meetings, please contact Dennis Williamson. If you need more information about the board or its projects, please contact us.

Dennis Williamson


Full Board September 21, 2021
Executive Committee August 30, 2021
Executive Committee June 28, 2021
Full Board June 22, 2021
One Stop Committee April 14, 2021
Youth Committee April 8, 2021
Full Board March 16, 2021

Staff to the Board

Dennis Williamson

Dennis Williamson

Director of Workforce Services

Ashlie Ross

Ashlie Ross

Workforce Quality Assurance Lead

WIOA Service Provider Staff

Nanci Caillouet

Nanci Caillouet

Workforce Program Manager

Angela Oliver

Angela Oliver

Workforce Career Advisor

Donna Scott

Donna Scott

Workforce Career Advisor

Board Members

Cathy Nesbit - Board Chair

Harry Robinson Buick

Greg Aleshire - Board Vice-Chair

Aleshire Electric

Reuben Gage

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 155

Dana Byrum

Arkansas Rehab Services

Tom Bonkofsky

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

John Craig


Matha Moore

McCormack Works

Debbie Faubus-Kindrick

Crawford County Adult Education

Rachel Mize

Stark Manufacturing, LLC

Stacy Muntz


Krystal Thraikill

UA - Rich Mountain

Dwayne Young

Carpenters' Local 71

Erick Wiggins


WIOA Title I-B Staff

The Western Arkansas Planning & Development District provides a well-rounded staff to support the Workforce Development’s functions. The experienced staff provides planning, evaluation, fiscal, procurement, and management information systems services to administer the Board’s projects in accordance with its goals.

If you have any questions about WAPDD or any of its projects, feel free to contact one of our staff members. WAPDD is located at 1109 S. 16th St. Fort Smith, AR 72901. The telephone number is 479-785-2651.

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