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Local Board & State System

 

Our Mission

To provide leadership, oversight, guidance and assistance to institutions and agencies delivering training and workforce services in order to meet the economic development and employment needs of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties. 

 

Local Leadership

Kimberly Bodine serves as Executive Director of CareerSource Gulf Coast, which is governed by a local Board of Directors. CareerSource Gulf Coast is part of a network of local CareerSource Boards and is overseen by the state through CareerSource Florida.

 

CareerSource Gulf Coast is one of 24 regional workforce boards around the state of Florida. It is chartered to serve the workforce and training needs of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties. Our board members represent a broad cross-section of industry, economic development, government, and education partners. They bring an industry focus as well as management and policy development expertise to the provision of workforce services in our community and administer federal funds in a way that reflects the values of private business. The vehicle for providing employer and job seeker services is the CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center on Highway 231 in Panama City. The Board creates the vision and the focus of workforce services in our region and selects service providers who are best suited for ensuring that our workforce meets the employment needs of our community.

 

CareerSource Gulf Coast Board of Directors

Chair: Jennifer Conoley, Gulf Power Company 

Vice Chair: Ed Phalen, Maritech Machine, Inc. 

Past Chair: John Reeves, Cabinets by Reeves 

Betty Croom, Croom Transportation

Ted Mosteller, Apalachee Electronics

Christy McElroy, Gulf County Economic Development Alliance

Lisa Barnes, Eastern Shipbuilding

J. Patrick Farrell, Jr., Gulf Coast Property Services, LLC 

Becca Hardin, Bay County Economic Development Alliance

Fred Croon, Central Labor Council

Stephan Jordan, IAMAW District Lodge No. 75 

Roderick Pearson, Vocational Rehabilitation 

Dr. John Holdnak, Gulf Coast State College 

Traci Moses, Franklin District Schools 

John Deegins, Bay County Veteran’s Services

 

Executive /Finance Committee

Chair: Jennifer Conoley 

Vice Chair: Ed Phelan

Past Chair: John Reeves  

Betty Croom

Ted Mosteller

Christy McElroy

 

Partners

To provide workforce development services, leadership of CareerSource Gulf Coast relies on a strong network of community, economic development, and governmental partners.

 

Economic Development Partners

Bay County Economic Development Alliance

Gulf County Economic Development Coalition

Florida's Great Northwest

Opportunity Florida

International Economic Development Council

 

Governmental Partners

The CareerSource Gulf Coast Board is the custodian of federal monies and is rigorously evaluated by the state. CareerSource Florida measures us on many outcomes quarterly and yearly. In Florida, these core measures are used to determine performance incentives with the possibility of adding to local funds and support. We partner with several state agencies to provide a seamless system of programs for our community. 

 

Governmental Partners: Local

Bay County Board of County Commissioners

Gulf County Board of County Commissioners

Franklin County Board of County Commissioners

Bay County Veteran's Services 

City of Panama City

City of Panama City Beach

City of Port St. Joe

City of Apalachicola

 

Governmental Partners: State

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

CareerSource Florida

Florida Workforce Development Association 

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Florida Department of Corrections 

Florida Department of Children & Families

Division of Blind Services

 
Governmental Partners: Federal

Tyndall Air Force Base

Hurlburt Air Force Base

Eglin Air Force Base

NSA Panama City

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Commerce

Second Harvest of the Big Bend (Dept. of Ag.)

U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

 

Chambers of Commerce & Business Organizations

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce

Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce

Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce

Business Innovation Center

Northwest Florida Manufacturer's Association

Northwest Florida Workforce Consortium

Network Partners Council

Central Labor Council

IAMAW District Lodge #75

 
Community Organizations

Jessie duPont Fund

Healthy Start

Truancy Task Force

Restore Advisory Committee

Christian Community Development Fund

Franklin's Promise Coalition

Alignment Bay County

 
Education Partners

Gulf Coast State College 

FSU Panama City

Tom P. Haney Technical Center

Bay District Schools

Gulf District Schools

Franklin District Schools

 

Business Partners

Adecco

Berg Pipe

Eastern Shipbuilding 

Gulf Power

 

 

About Us

Services by County Gulf Coast Board Gulf Coast Job Center

 

 

Job Center
Phone: (850) 872-4340
Fax: (850) 872-4346

625 Highway 231
Panama City, FL 32405

 

Board Office
Phone: (850) 913-3285
Fax: (850) 913-3269

5230 W. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401

 

CareerSource Gulf Coast

CareerSource Gulf Coast is an equal employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.

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