About Us


The Bay Area Workforce Development Board (Bay Area WDB) is one of Wisconsin’s eleven regional Boards established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to address local economic workforce issues in the Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano and Sheboygan Counties.  Bay Area WDB, a private non-profit corporation, is the fiscal and administrative agent for Board funds and programs.

Our Mission

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board, consisting of selected community representatives, develops a skilled workforce by strategically allocating and coordinating resources to address community needs by working through others for the benefit of all.

Our Vision

The vision of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board is that job skills and educational levels are increased, quality of life of all individuals is enhanced, while employers’ needs are met.

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The Bay Area WDB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

Additional information and auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities is available by contacting Matt Valiquette, EO Officer.
(920) 431-4110, TDD/TTY Dial 7-1-1 Toll-Free


Matt Valiquette
Executive Director

Betty Gregory-Paasch
POM: Special Projects Coordinator

Vickie Patterson
Program Operations Manager

Sarah Klapper 
Deputy Program Operations Manager

Cheryl Neuens 
Data and Policy Analyst 

Kate Owens 
Regional Employer Services Coordinator

Debbie LaViolette-Spevacek
Controller / Fiscal

Mistine Thomson 
Accounting Assistant 

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