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June 2021 ι VOLUME 12 ι ISSUE 5
Work In Texas
Workforce board members present service plaque to longtime member, Mr. Danny Prosperie. (L-R) Mary Hammon, executive director; Roxanne Acosta-Hellberg, board finance officer, Danny Prosperie, Sue Daniels, board chair, and Bill Nickum, board vice-chair.
Longtime Board Members Retire from Service
Longtime board member Danny Prosperie, representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 479, announced his retirement from the Board effective June 2021. Prosperie, a Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board member since 2001, served as a capable and ardent standing committee member holding various leadership positions for the Finance Committee, Planning Evaluations & Oversight Committee and the Business Services Committee. He also represented the Southeast Texas communities on the state-level as a member of the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC), which serves as the State Workforce Investment Board. Prosperie, always committed to skills and craft training for local youth, supported the Youth Career Expo and ensured demonstrations representing craft occupations were made available to students during the event. The IBEW also provided financial support to the Youth Career Expo for as many as five years. Mary Hammon, executive director, stated, "Our Board members provide valuable service to our communities. Mr. Prosperie's dedication to improving opportunities for young people and to the goals of the workforce board will be missed." Prosperie planned and helped to execute recovery and restoration efforts, along with other workforce board members, industry representatives, and local leaders, after natural disasters and helped the board administer the first-ever National Emergency Grant program for small businesses.

Other board members retiring from workforce board service include Jerry Wayne Pillsbury, Sabine Area Labor Council. Pillsbury served for six (6) years on the board and participated as a member of the board's Finance Committee, Planning Evaluation & Oversight Committee, and the Business Services Committee. Viola Bostic, admitting manager for the Victory Campus, Medical Center of Southeast Texas, leaves the board after eight (8) years of service. She represented private sector on the board and served on the Child Care Committee.

Board members, board and workforce staff extends sincere appreciation for the dedication and service provided by the retiring board members to the communities in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties.

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