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Potter appointed to labor council

WORTHINGTON -- Michael Potter of Worthington was recently appointed by the Southwest Minnesota Chief Elected Officials Board to serve as a labor representative on the Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council. Potter is the president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

The Workforce Council serves 14 counties in southwest Minnesota. The council has oversight of the WorkForce Centers in Montevideo, Marshall and Worthington. The council establishes and promotes workforce development policies that improve the social and economic life of the community. The council takes a leadership role in forging a strong and vital partnership between business, education, economic development and the workforce development community. It contributes specific expertise from key industries, articulating evolving industry needs, critical to aligning our workforce with the jobs of the 21st Century.

The council has 26 members representing business, education, labor, public assistance agencies, economic development, and WorkForce Center partners from the 14 counties of southwest Minnesota.

Additional information on the Workforce Council may be obtained by contacting the Administrative Office at (507) 537-6987.