Region 4 Workforce Board

Region 4 Workforce Board was established July 1, 2011 and is located in Lafayette, IN. The 19-member Workforce Development Board coordinates the efforts of Workforce Development in collaboration with Economic Development and Education in Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White counties.

Mission Statement

The Region 4 Workforce Board is an innovative problem solver that promotes and supports skills development and lifelong learning as a means of achieving economic success and improving the quality of life of our citizenry.

    Deb Close

    Representing Business, Miami County

    Dukes Memorial Hospital
    President, CEO

    Board Committees:

    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member
    • Finance Committee – Member

        Alicia Hanawalt

        Representing Business, White County

        Carroll White REMC
        HR Manager

        Board Committees:

        • Executive Committee – Chair
        • Finance Committee
        • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Chair

            Arden Cramer

            Representing Business, Cass County

            Logansport Savings Bank
            President & CEO

            Board Committees:

            • Executive Committee – Treasurer
            • Finance Committee – Chair
            • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Treasurer

                Dennis Carson

                Representing Economic Development, Tippecanoe County

                City of Lafayette
                Development Director

                Board Committees:

                • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                    Elva James

                    Representing Community-based/Faith-based Organization

                    Area IV Agency on Aging & Community Action Program
                    Executive Director

                    Board Committees:

                    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                        Larry West

                        Representing Business, Miami County

                        Hometown Federal Credit Union
                        Chair, Board of Directors

                        Board Committees:

                        • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member
                        • Finance Committee – Member

                            Michael Smith

                            Representing Business, Tipton County

                            Steel Parts Mfg. Inc.
                            Director HR

                            Board Committees:

                            • Executive Committee – Vice Chair
                            • Finance Committee
                            • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Vice Chair

                                Michelle Simmons

                                Representing Education, Howard County

                                Ivy Tech Northern Indiana
                                Vice President Operations

                                Board Committees:

                                • One-Stop Operator Oversight Committee – Member
                                • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                    Randy Vernon

                                    Representing Youth Service Organization

                                    Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club of Tippecanoe Co.
                                    Board of Directors

                                    Board Committees:

                                    • One Stop Operator Oversight – Member
                                    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member
                                    • Youth Committee – Chair

                                        Richard Bradshaw

                                        Representing Business, Carroll County

                                        Delphi Body Works
                                        President

                                        Board Committees:

                                        • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                            Shannon Polmateer

                                            Representing Vocational Rehabilitation

                                            Lafayette Area, Vocational Rehabilitative Services
                                            Supervisor

                                            Board Committees:

                                            • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                                Stephen Snyder

                                                Representing Labor

                                                Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157
                                                Field Representative

                                                Board Committees:

                                                • Executive Committee – Secretary
                                                • One Stop Operator Oversight – Member
                                                • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Secretary
                                                • Youth Committee – Member

                                                    Yvonne Smith

                                                    Representing Education, Tippecanoe County

                                                    Lafayette Adult Resource Academy
                                                    Director

                                                    Board Committees:

                                                    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member