2007

2007

March 1, 2007 – Success Rally Awards – close to 400 people shows up at the Lakeland Center to see who Polk Works will name as the Best Places to Work in Polk County.

April 2007 – Polk Works Full Board approves recommended revisions to its By-Laws. Long time Board Members, Mike Stedem, Neal Branch and Marvin Hammer resign from Polk Works.

June 1, 2007 – Polk Works Board staff host the Annual Gateway Conference. Staff partners of the One-Stop centers participate of a full day in-service training to enhance the quality of the services provided.

June 2007 – Polk Works President & CEO appointed to the Polk County Citizens Healthcare Oversight Committee.

July 1, 2007 – Polk Works Board elects new officers. Phyllis Watson, Chair, completes her term and welcomes new Chair, Rebecca Rodgers.

July 1, 2007 – Arbor Education & Training is selected to continue as the Board’s operator of One-Stop Centers and Henkels and McCoy, Inc. for service the Youth program.

July 25, 2007 – Polk Works welcomes eight new Board members: Ed Chambers, Irene Dobson, Hector Gonzalez, Marie Horton, Annette Howard, Elka Lopez, Katrina Lunsford and Lori Walsh.

July 2007 – Polk Works President & CEO, Stacy Campbell-Domineck selected as a member of Class 1 for Leadership Polk hosted by Polk Vision.

August 16, 2007– At the Polk Works traditional Annual Appreciation Breakfast Meeting, a “Deal or No Deal”-themed event, Phyllis Watson receives the Hammer Award for outstanding service to workforce development. Dean Boring receives Workforce Champion Award.

August 27, 2007– The Board receives a $260,500 WIN Grant, Workforce Investment Now Project/Employed Worker Training, to promote outcomes such as job retention, earnings gains and career advancement.

September 2007 – The Board renews its Workforce Services Plan for two additional years.

November 2, 2007– A total success! Polk Works hold its Fourth Annual Aces Golf Tournament raising $101,000 for workforce literacy.

December 2007 – Polk Works Board votes to discontinue funding the Citrus Cars Program. Phyllis Watson retires from Lakeland Regional Medical Center and resigns from the Board.

December 2007 – Polk Works President & CEO, Stacy Campbell-Domineck travels to Memphis, TN as a member of the Lakeland Economic Development Council’s High Skill Investor Group.