Anne Schuster

Benton County Commissioner


Tim Josi

Tillamook County Commissioner


Doug Hunt, Chair

Lincoln County Commissioner


Henry Heimuller

Columbia County Commissioner


Lianne Thompson 

Clatsop County Commissioner

The oversight and administration of workforce services in the Northwest Area is chartered to NOW's Board of Directors in partnership with the Northwest Oregon Workforce Consortium (NOWC).


NOW's Board of Directors is made up of representatives from business, education, economic development, organized labor, community-based organization, and state agencies as required by federal workforce legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. 


The NOWC, also referred to as the Consortium, is an intergovernmental jurisdiction represented by a county commissioner from each of the five counties. Northwest Oregon Works works on behalf of and in coordination with the Consortium. 

Tony Erickson, Chair

Oregon Aero


Debra Smith, Vice Chair/Secretary

Central Lincoln PUD


Henry Balensifer III

LEKTRO


Whitey Forsman

Pacific Oyster 


Jeff Kemp

Pacific Stainless Products


Pat Malone

Sunrise Tree Farm


Amanda Morris

Samaritan Health Services


Zach Poole

Pig 'N Pancake


Ivan Castille

Laborers Local 737 


Linda Dugan

​Linda Dugan Insurance Agency

board of Directors

Consortium 

Board of Directors & workforce consortium

John Hawkins

Linn, Benton, Lincoln County Service Labors International Union


Rod Belisle

NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center


Tom Nelson

Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office


Cami Aufdermauer

Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity


Birgitte Ryslinge

Oregon Coast Community College


Stephanie Hurliman

Oregon Employment Department


Ann Buchele

Linn-Benton Community College


Bryan Campbell

​Oregon Dept. of Human Services


Todd Simmons

Tillamook People's Utility District