The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has appointed two new members to the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board (WDB).
Eric Lind and Glenn Starfield were appointed during a Board meeting on Sept. 12. Lind will represent the public-education sector and Starfield will represent the private sector.
Lind is the Adult Basic Education Program Manager for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Independent School District 196. A graduate of St. Olaf College (bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics) and the University of St. Thomas (master’s degree in teaching), he went on to earn a PK-12 Administration Postbaccalaureate Certificate Degree (Director of Community Education License) from the University of Minnesota. Lind is involved with various organizations and boards in the Dakota County area.
Starfield is a franchise owner of Express Employment Professionals in Lakeville and Savage. Express Employment Professionals is a full-service employment agency with 12 permanent staff. Starfield and his group help link area job seekers to employment opportunities with more than 200 local businesses. For example, last year they processed W-2 forms for more than 1,000 people in Dakota and Scott counties. Starfield graduated from St. Cloud State University (bachelor’s degree in business) and has served on numerous boards and committees throughout Dakota and Scott county. A current commissioner with the Lakeville Economic Development Commission, he also volunteers his time coaching youth hockey.
The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board oversees employment and training programs in Dakota and Scott counties. It is a state leader in developing innovative programs administered through WorkForce Centers in Burnsville, Shakopee and West St. Paul.