Councils and Committees

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton Board of Directors has councils and committees that meet to review appropriate Council and Committee activities, needs, outcomes, and performance.

Special Ad-Hoc Committees are appointed as needed for specific tasks. Standing Councils, Committees, and Ad-Hoc Committees bring recommendations to the CareerSource Okaloosa Walton Board of Directors for approval.


Executive Committee

Chairperson: Pam Tedesco
Board Contact: Michele Burns
Committee Email:

The Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and one (1) Director member-at-large from each of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The Executive Committee has the power to act on behalf of the Board of Directors on all matters between meetings of the Board when time is of the essence. The Executive Committee and the Finance Committee as appointed by the Board Chair have the responsibility for the oversight of the financial and grants management of the Board, including budgeting, auditing, and financial reporting.

Finance Committee

Chairperson: Bill Dillman
Board Contact: Art Lee-Drewes
Committee Email:

The Finance Committee is responsible for direction and oversight regarding overall budgeting and financial management of CareerSource Okaloosa Walton. The Finance Committee reviews and recommends to the full board the annual budget, provides long term financial planning, evaluates and approves facilities decisions, and monitors actual vs. budgeted expenditures. Financial policies are set by CareerSource Okaloosa Walton upon recommendations by the Finance Committee.


Business Competitiveness Council

Chairperson: Dr. Jack Azzaretto
Board Contact: Michele Burns
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The Business Competitiveness Council serves as a link among industry; economic development organizations and training providers to identify skills needed to fill demand occupations as well as identifying critical and emerging jobs necessary for business retention, expansion and economic development for the region. The Business Competitiveness Council reviews and determines whether additions or deletions are needed for the Regional Targeted Occupations List.


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