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 March 14, 2023
Full Board December 13, 2022
Full Board September 20, 2022
Full Board June 13 , 2022
Full Board March 15, 2022
One-Stop Committee March 2, 2022
Disability Committee February 3, 2022

Staff to the Board

Dennis Williamson

Dennis Williamson

Director of Workforce Services

Ashlie Ross

Ashlie Ross

Workforce Quality Assurance Lead

Program Staff

Angela Oliver

Angela Oliver

Workforce Program Manager

Donna Scott

Donna Scott

Workforce Career Advisor

Editha Mora

Editha Mora

Workforce Career Advisor

Board Members

Rachel Mize - Board Chair

Stark Manufacturing, LLC

John Craig- Board Vice-Chair

Bancorp South

Greg Aleshire

Aleshire Electric

Tom Bonkofsky

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Dana Byrum

Arkansas Rehab Services

Cathy Creekmore

Harry Robinson Buick

Melissa Curry

Methodist Village Senior Living

Debbie Faubus-Kindrick

Crawford County Adult Education

Brandon Fisher

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative

Jeremy Hughes

Carpenters Local 71

Stacy Muntz

Enavate, Mulberry City Council

Zach Sloan

Arkansas Construction Education Foundation

Krystal Thraikill

UA - Rich Mountain

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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