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Workforce & Education Committee

Workforce & Education Committee

Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Meetings

The Workforce & Education Committee connects and promotes Menomonie area employers, local postsecondary and secondary education providers to develop and retain a well qualified workforce.  The committee invites Menomonie area businesses and educational providers to advise the committee on concerning critical employment needs and skill gaps.

Workforce & Education Eligibility & Qualifications

  • Must be employed by (or own) a current Chamber member Investor business/organization
  • Willingness to take a leadership role in developing the resources of the Chamber through both time and financial support of Chamber programs and initiatives
  • Ability to work constructively with Chamber team
  • Courage and willingness to help formulate Chamber opinion on community issues, even though they may be controversial
  • Mutual respect of peers while displaying leadership and innovation

Workforce & Education Programs

  • Coffee & Commerce
  • Entrepreneurs in Action
  • Leadership Menomonie
  • Youth Career Expo
  • Coming Soon - Book Club

How Do I Apply to Serve on the Workforce & Education Committee?

To serve on the Workforce & Education Committee, you can complete an online application here.  If you prefer to complete a paper application, contact our office at 715-235-9087.

Organization Leadership

Carmen Trimble 150x200

Carmen Trimble

2022 Chair

3M Company

LSS Black Belt

Sara Janssen 150x200

Sara Fahl

2022 Secretary

WESTconsin Credit Union

Vice President - Member Engagement

Karen Kohler

Karen Kohler


Chippewa Valley Technical College

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Susan Peterson

Susan Peterson


Junior Achievement of WI. Inc.


Laurie Reardon

Laurie Reardon


Family Health Center

Dental Center Manager

School District of the Menomonie Area

Ryan Sterry


School District of the Menomonie Area

Career and Technical Education Coordinator

Jill Zydowsky

Jill Zydowsky


School District of the Menomonie Area

Transition Coordinator

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