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Janice Labadie, co-owner of Strelitzia Flower Draft Local Strategic Workforce Development Co., Named Speaker for the 2017 Yolo Plan for 2017-2020 County Women’s History Month Luncheon released The Yolo County Women’s History The Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board has released a draft of its Local Strategic Workforce Development Plan for 2017-2020 for public comment. The plan is available for review online at www. yoloworks.org (select Workforce Innovation Board button and then Draft Local Plan-Public Comment). The Local Strategic Workforce Development Plan identifies the local board’s intended strategies to achieve state goals related to workforce development as required by Section 108 of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014. The previous five year plan was approved by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in 2013. This new plan is a three-year modification of the original plan and will serve as the framework for the development of workforce education and training programs. Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act programs are administered locally by the Yolo County Health & Human Service Agency with services provided by the America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM, formerly known as the One-Stop. Funding for these programs comes from the U.S. Department of Labor and is administered by the California Employment Development Department. The Workforce Innovation Board is accepting comments on the draft plan now until March 1. Comments can be submitted by phone 530-406-4458 or email yoloWIB@yolocounty.org. Interested residents may also attend the Workforce Innovation Board Executive Committee meeting where the plan will be discussed on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, 25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland. Development Plan for 2017-2020 released

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Month Committee has announced Janice Labadie, co-owner of Strelitzia Flower Co., as its guest speaker for the 30th annual Women’s History Month luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland. The theme for this year is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” and honors women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service, and government leadership. Janice Labadie is a partner in the Strelitzia Flower Company, a 40-year-family-owned florist shop located in Davis, California. Prior to Strelitzia, Labadie started a landscape maintenance business while attending American River College, earning an Associate’s degree in Environmental Horticulture in 1977. Labadie has dedicated much of her time and support to Soroptimist International, a volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. A member of the Davis division of Soroptimist since 1992, Janice has served on numerous committees and as club president. Ultimately, Janice became District Director of the Soroptimist International Sierra Nevada Region in 2006, and was elected Governor of the Sierra Nevada Region in 2012. Labadie is a former volunteer and board member of several nonprofit organizations, including serving on the Davis Art Center Board of Directors, as Ambassador for the Davis Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Sugar Beet Queen committee, including the Facilities Use Committee for Davis International House, and Board President of the Yolo County SPCA. Labadie

lived in Yolo County for 20-years. The luncheon will be catered by Anderson Family Catering & BBQ of Winters, and the cost for the luncheon is $25. For reservations, make checks payable to WHM, and mail to WHM, P.O. Box 711, Woodland, CA 95776. Payment by credit card may be made online at www. ycwhm.org. Reservations and pay-

ment must be received by Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and reservations will not be sold at the door. For general information about the luncheon, please contact Louisa R. Vessell at 916-451-2113 or 916799-9932 or email her at lvessell@ sbcglobal.net or Katherine Mawdsley at 530-758-5093 or visit www. ycwhm.org.

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