Roll Call/Establish Quorum

  • Chair Tiffany Rotondo presided over the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7:33 a.m. Roll call was taken and a membership quorum was present.

Members Present

Dan Allen
Kevin Bass
Penny Clancy
Jane Clark
Dan Deasy
Michelle Einfelt
Jeff Feucht
Jim Gamache
Debbie Gaspari
Calvin Giles
Beatris Gonzalez
Ian Hardie
Tamryn Hennessy
TJ Jarman
Mary Keating
Marilyn Liwanag
Tiffany Rotondo
Darlene Ruscitti
Barb Szczepaniak
Bernie Szczepanski
Christine Torres
Tom Wendorf
Kate Wollensak

Members Absent

Greg Bedalov
Joe Cassidy
Laura Crawford
Patty Ryan Vincent
Mike Kish

Others Present

Jamie Brown
Lisa Schvach
David Sabathne


Public Comment

  • There was no public comment.

Review of June 24, 2020 minutes

  • Motion by Tom Wendorf
  • Second by Marilyn Liwanag
  • All ayes via roll call vote
  • Motion APPROVED

Fiscal Report

Lisa presented the fiscal report.  This report reflects the remaining expenditures from the PY19 grant.  All required benchmarks set by DCEO were met.  Additional grants include the Trade Grant, CSBG, Tollway Grant, IE COVID grant money for small businesses and the Disaster Recovery Grant.

OSO Report

Dave presented the One-Stop-Operator report.  He explained the numbers were lower in June due to the fact that the application was posted on the website.  Dave also noted that traffic to the center has remained constant, there has not been a spike in inquires to the center.

WARN Report

Jamie presented the WARN Report.  There has not been much change to the report in the last few months.  Two of the local hotels have gone from furlough to permanent layoff, the Rapid Response Liaison is working to connect the the HR departments,  It's evident that this report is not reflective of all the layoffs.  Lisa is working with DECO to address this issue and provide the local areas with assistance in reaching companies.

workNet DuPage Update

Lisa shared a presentation including unemployment statistics, local DuPage County unemployment rates by city, review of PY20 allocation and additional grants, and the centers response to COVID.

Supportive Service Policy Update

The policy has an added provision of laptop loan services.  The center has procured laptops to loan if a participant does not have access to the appropriate technology to attend an online training program.

  • Motion to approve by Mary Keating
  • Second by Kate Wollensak
  • All ayes via roll call vote
  • Motion APPROVED


The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 a.m.