Workforce Board and Chief Elected Officials
The Workforce Solutions East Texas Board is a volunteer board appointed by the Chief Elected Officials. The Board is composed of a majority membership of individuals from the private sector along with individuals representing labor, education, and community organizations from the 14 counties within the East Texas Region.
Under the Workforce and Economic Competitiveness Act, the responsibilities of Chief Elected Officials in the East Texas Workforce Development Area are carried out by a Chief Elected Officials (CEO) Board. The CEO Board consists of the County Judges of each county of the East Texas Workforce Development Area and the Mayors of the Cities of Longview and Tyler
The CEO Board is responsible for organizing and appointing the workforce development board; as the Grant Recipient, it oversees funding allocations within the region; jointly approving workforce plans and the selection of Service Providers for workforce programs within East Texas.