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October 9, 2017


  Board Chair: Gary W. Fedus
Chief Executive Officer: Elaine Wood

Board Meeting
Monday, October 9, 2017

4:00 - 5:00     Talent District Career Council (TDCC) (Agenda to be sent separately)

4:30 - 5:00     Finance Committee, Room C (Agenda to be sent separately)

5:00 - 5:30     Buffet Dinner

5:30 - 7:30     Full Networks Northwest Board Meeting (Agenda below)

Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, TC 49684




ITEM MATERIALS           ACTION           TIME







1. Call to order & introduction

TDCC members and purpose (intros & review)

2.  Public comment


3. Networks Northwest Board minutes of August 14, 2017

Link   approval    5:45

4. Consent Agenda, with brief staff comments

    acceptance   5:50
a. CEO report
b. Finance/Audit Committee minutes of 8/14/17
c. Prosperity Index Committee minutes of 8/14/17
d. Quality assurance Committee miniutes of 8/14/17
e. Executive Committee minutes of 8/14/17 & 9/5/17
f.  Council of Governments round-table meeting minutes 8/14/17
g.  Talent District Career Countil minutes of 6/28/17

5. Item(s) pulled form the Consent Agenda


6. Executive Committee Report (S. Peters)






a. BILS property & legal issues (recommend close session)

7. Finance Committee report (S. Perdue)

a. Networks Northwest budget report as of 8/31/17
b. Northwest Michigan Works!, Inc. budget report as of 8/31/17
c. Review of financial policies (possible recommendations)
info or approval
8. Strategic discussion topic: Talent Pipeline Development
a. Various activities already underway for both youth and adults,
     by us and others
b. Problems and shortcomings
c. Board discussion & input:
- How can we get the private sector much more involved?
- How can we scale up our successful activities?
9. Board member and staff comments & announcements     information   7:25

10. Correspondence

Link   information    

11. Adjourn

    approval   7:30







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A copy of the policy is also available at board and committee meetings upon request.
Committee members can view agendas and materials online:


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