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Youth Oversight Committee


The Youth Oversight Committee (YOC) is responsible for oversight, administration, and effectiveness of all youth programs by the Workforce Development Board. The YOC is also responsible for analysis of existing youth serving programs and after consultation with youth employment services agencies identifying gaps in service and funding.

The Committee:

  • Advises on the administration of funds to deliver program services to improve the training, literacy, and job readiness skill of youth
  • Recommends providers of youth services to be awarded grants or contracts on a competitive basis by the local board
  • Conducts oversight with respect to providers of youth services

Members of the committee shall include:

  • WDB members
  • Representatives of community-based organizations, agencies, and education providers with demonstrated record of success in providing oversight of programs serving youth

Minimum Meeting Requirements:

  • Bi-monthly


  • Kate Shanks-Booth - Chair - Director of Youth Services, Tompkins County Youth Services
  • Gloria Coicou - Chief Equity & Community Engagement Officer, Community Foundation of Tompkins County 
  • Shelley Lester - Rural Youth Services Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Chris Malcolm - Service Area Manager, Wegmans
  • Victoria Zeppelin - Director of CollegeNow, Tompkins Cortland Community College