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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 Phelan, Maritech Machine, Inc. 

Betty Croom, Croom Transportation

Ted Mosteller, Apalachee Electronics

Lisa Barnes, PanCare of Florida  

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 

Jim Norton, Gulf District Schools

John Deegins, Bay County Veteran’s Services

Dr. Patricia Hardman, Gulf County Coastal Community Association

James "Bo" Patterson, Bo Knows Pest Control

Randy Pridgeon, Gulf County Economic Development Coalition 

Sandra Henry, W.D. Bass & Company, CPA and Financial Planning


Executive /Finance Committee

Chair: Jennifer Conoley, Gulf Power Company

Vice Chair: Ed Phelan, Maritech Machine, Inc.

Betty Croom, Croom Transportation 

Ted Mosteller, Apalachee Electronics 

Randy Pridgeon, Gulf County Economic Development Coalition


Board Meeting Minutes                                          Board Meeting Agenda

General Meeting (September 28th, 2017)                                                August 14, 2018

Executive Committee Meeting (September 28th, 2017)                      September 11, 2018

Annual Meeting (October 17th, 2017)                                                       January 15, 2019

General Meeting (January 9th, 2018)                                                         March 12, 2019  

Executive Committee Meeting (January 9th, 2018)                               April 23, 2019

General Meeting (March 13th, 2018)                                                         June 4, 2019

Executive Committee Meeting (April 6th, 2018)                                      June 11, 2019

General Meeting (June 12th, 2018)                                                              August 13, 2019

Executive Committee Meeting (June 12th, 2018)                                   October 8, 2019     

General Meeting (August 14th, 2018)     

Executive Committee Meeting (August 14th, 2018)    

General Meeting (September 11, 2018) 

Executive Committee Meeting (September 11, 2018)    

Executive Committee Meeting (December 11, 2018)     

General Meeting (January 15, 2019)

Executive Committee Meeting (January 15, 2019) 

General Meeting (March 12th, 2019)

Executive Committee Meeting (March 12th, 2019)

General Meeting (April 23, 2019)

Executive Committee Meeting (April 23, 2019)

Executive Committee Meeting (June 4, 2019) 

General Meeting (June 11, 2019)

Executive Committee Meeting (June 11, 2019) 

General Meeting (August 13, 2019)

Executive Committee Meeting (August 13, 2019) 



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


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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