First Planning District

Workforce Development Board



The Workforce Development Board is a business-led board of workforce development stakeholders that oversees the strategic direction and investments of the workforce development system in St. Tammany, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes, including the Workforce Centers. 


Our mission is to serve as “the voice of business” to influence the direction of all workforce development programs to ensure business needs are met.  


First Planning District Board Chair

Alan Thriffiley, The McDonnel Group, LLC


First Planning District Board Director

Melissa Kirsch