History

The Workforce Development Foundation was forged in response to many of our MetroNorth Chamber Members concerned with the shortage of workers in the north metro area. A small group of dedicated members worked together to research how best to address this issue and decided that starting a dedicated Foundation would be most impactful. Through meeting, planning, and hard work, the Foundation became an official 501(c)(3) on August 4, 2015. Articles of Incorporation and by-laws were written. We have a seven-member Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Chair

Brian Hook

Kraus-Anderson Construction

Minneapolis

612-335-2776

Brian.Hook@krausanderson.com

VICE CHAIR

Heather Farr

Vision Staffing

Blaine

763-447-2103

Heather@myvisionco.com

SECRETARY

Eric Van Brocklin

Spring Lake Park School District 16

Spring Lake Park

763-600-5143

evanbr@district16.org

TREASURER

Tara Martinez

Anoka Technical College

Anoka

763-433-1100

tara.martinez@anokatech.edu

Jim Skelly

Anoka Hennepin Schools

Anoka

763.506.1111

james.skelly@ahschools.us

Erik Hegg

Border State Bank

Coon Rapids

763-780-6600

Erik.Hegg@border.bank

Dawn Easley

Anoka Technical College

Anoka

763.576.4268

Dawn.Easley@anokatech.edu