Youth Council Meeting Minutes



JUNE 15, 2000

Members Present:

Becky Bell, Associate Executive Director, Education and Assistance Corporation

Clinton C. Boone, Commissioner, Town of Hempstead Department of

Occupational Resources (DOOR)

Ronnie W. Lawrence, (Youth Council Chairperson), Executive Director, Town of

Hempstead Housing Authority

Rosa Amaya, Parent

Sherry Hines, Inc., Detective Sergeant, Village of Hempstead Police Department

Alan Nachman, President, Diversified Micro Systems, Inc.

Others Present:

Ana-Maria Hurtado, Deputy Commissioner, DOOR

Edward Kenny, Planner, DOOR

Annie Williams, State Representative, New York State Department of Labor

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. The meeting began at 9:01 A.M. The members introduced themselves and described their respective organizations.

  3. Review of Minutes of Workforce Investment Board Meeting
  4. To gain a perspective on how the Youth Council was created and to understand its role, a copy of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) meeting minutes from February 24, 2000, were distributed and reviewed.












  5. Commissioner’s Remarks

Commissioner Boone congratulated the members on their appointment to the Youth Council. He stated that the local One-Stop partners had been working for the better part of two years to implement the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The legislation requires that a Youth Council be in place to assist the WIB in planning and approving activities for youth. The Commissioner informed the Council that as charter members they could break new ground in the service of young people. He offered best wishes for success.

4. Summary of Plan/Review of Training and Service Proposals

An overview of the portions of the Comprehensive Five-Year Local Plan that relate to youth was provided by Mr. Kenny. He also presented the proposals for training and services to youth. The Council voted unanimously to recommend to the WIB that the proposals be approved. The Council discussed the possibility of reviewing the progress of any programs implemented by the WIB based upon its recommendations. It was agreed that this review would include monitoring activities.

  1. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:39 A.M.