The Workforce and Talent Development Board is seeking members who:

  • Are passionate about assuring that Oregon has an effective workforce system that meets the needs of individuals to find and keep good jobs and for businesses to find workers who support their future competitiveness.
  • Are knowledgeable about the workforce system, or willing to take the time to learn about it.
  • Commit to participating regularly on both the board and a standing committee.
  • Have a high level of professionalism.
  • Help the Governor meet the goals for boards to be reflective of the full geographic and human diversity of our state.

Application Process

Those interested in serving on the Workforce and Talent Developmet Board should
1. Review the information on the Oregon Boards and Commissions website.

2. Complete and submit the Interest Form on the How to Apply​ page.
Please note if you are a applicant representing a business, you must also obtain and submit a letter of nomination from a business or trade association.

After submitting the appropriate information, the Governor’s Office reviews applications and interviews selected applicants for referral to the Governor. The Governor will determine which candidates to appoint. Private sector applicants must also receive State Senate approval before they can become appointed to Workforce and Talent Development Board.

Note: A thorough background check will be conducted on all applicants prior to appointment. Applicants are strongly encouraged to describe in their application all issues that would show up in a background check. Submission of an application does not guarantee appointment to a board. Receipt of completed applications will be acknowledged. Only those applicants who are being actively considered for appointment will be contacted. Applicants being considered for appointment will be interviewed by one or more members of the Governor’s staff.  The appointment process takes many steps and may take several months from start to finish.