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Workforce Development Board Governance and Membership Committee


The Governance and Membership Committee is responsible for advising the Tompkins County Workforce Development Board on matters related to recruitment and training of new board members, developing a slate of officers annually, and reviewing and recommending changes in the By-Laws as appropriate.

The Committee:

  • Reviews By-Laws for appropriate changes
  • Recruits new board and committee members
  • Provides orientation for new board members
  • Presents annual slate of officers to the Board
  • Keeps members abreast of attendance and other membership requirements and responsibilities

Members of the committee shall include:

  • WDB Members

Minimum Meeting Requirements:

  • Quarterly or as needed


  • Kim Babuka - Senior Director, Workforce Planning and Compensation, Cornell University
  • Scott Pronti - Vice President of Human Resources, Tompkins Trust Company
  • Heather McDaniel - President, Ithaca Area Economic Development
  • Jennifer Tavares - President & CEO, Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce