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Our Mission

To provide customized employment and training solutions that facilitate economic prosperity in partnership with education, economic development, chambers of commerce, community-based organizations, local governments and businesses


Our Vision

A prosperous region with a globally competitive workforce



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, Florida's Great Northwest (February 2019-2022)

Vice Chair: 

Betty Croom, Croom Transportation (May 2018-2021)

Ted Mosteller, Apalachee Electronics (July 2019-2022)

J. Patrick Farrell, Jr., Gulf Coast Property Services, LLC (February 2019-2022)

Becca Hardin, Bay County Economic Development Alliance (July 2020-2023)

Fred Croon, Central Labor Council (July 2020-2023)

Stephen Jordan, IAMAW District Lodge No. 75 (July 2020-2023)

Roderick Pearson, Vocational Rehabilitation (July 2020-2023)

Dr. John Holdnak, Gulf Coast State College (July 2020-2023)

John Deegins, Bay County Veteran’s Services (July 2020-2023)

Dr. Patricia Hardman, Gulf County Coastal Community Association (December 2017-2020)

Sandra Henry, W.D. Bass & Company, CPA and Financial Planning (May 2018-2021)

Christy Smith, Resort Collection (June 2019-2022)

Traci Moses Yoder, Franklin County School District (July 2020-2021)

Lisa Barnes, PanCare of Florida (August 2019-2022)

Tom Landreth, Oceaneering, Inc. (October 2019-2022)

Jim McKnight, Gulf County Economic Development Alliance (September 2019-September 2022)

Elinor Mount-Simmons, Mount-Up Consulting/Franklin's Promise (July 2020-2023)


Executive /Finance Committee

Chair: Jennifer Conoley, Florida's Great Northwest (February 2019-2022)

Vice Chair: 

Betty Croom, Croom Transportation (May 2018-2021)

Ted Mosteller, Apalachee Electronics (July 2019-2022)

Christy Smith, Resort Collection (June 2019-2022)

Dr. Patricia Hardman, Gulf County Coastal Community Association (December 2017-2020)


Board Meeting Calendar  


 Board Meeting Agenda

 January 15, 2019

 March 12, 2019 

 April 23, 2019

June 4, 2019

 June 11, 2019

 August 13, 2019

 October 8, 2019   

 December 10, 2019

 February 11, 2020

 May 12, 2020

 June 9, 2020 

 August 19, 2020 

September 16, 2020 

November 10, 2020

Board Meeting Minutes                                     

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) 

General Meeting (October 8, 2019)

Executive Committee Meeting (October 11, 2019) 

General Meeting (December 10, 2019)

 Executive Committee Meeting (December 10, 2019) 

 General Meeting (February 11, 2020)

 Executive Committee Meeting (February 11, 2020) 

 General Meeting (May 12, 2020)

 Executive Committee Meeting (May 12, 2020) 

 General Meeting (June 9, 2020)

 Executive Committee Meeting (June 9, 2020)

 Executive Committee Meeting Telephonic (June 9, 2020)

 Executive Committee Meeting (August 19, 2020)

 General Meeting (August 19, 2020)

 Executive Committee Meeting Telephonic (August 20, 2020)

 General Meeting (September 16, 2020) 

 Executive Committee Meeting Telephonic (September 16, 2020) 





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


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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