Who We Are

The Local Area II (LAII) Chief Elected Officials Board (CEOB) selected a consortium to fulfill the One Stop Operator role.

Current consortium members include:

Mary Johanning-Highland Community College Technical Center
Brenda Krumm – Neosho County Community College 
Melissa Graf – Flint Hills Job Corps
Sharon Beyer – Heartland Works, Inc. 


The Consortium meets quarterly and uses a consensus approach to conduct business related to the following priorities:

  • Review service delivery content of current WIOA Partner MOUs to ensure effective coordination of services. Assist with MOU/cost sharing renewal process as needed.
  • Evaluate referral process/implementation, customer flow/assessment – identify opportunities for improvement, reduce duplication of effort and streamline customer service experience.
  • Communicate LAII vision, goals, strategies, and policies/procedures to system partners.
  • Report to the LAII CEOB/LWDB on Center activities and outcomes.
  • Enhance system outreach by conducting review of current online/social media presence for the system, assessing for best practices and opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist the Board on Center certification process.
  • Coordinate and host quarterly partner meetings.
  • Assess system service provision for job seekers/students and employers, offering recommendations to the Board for system enhancements. Maximize access to services,
    resulting in improved customer outcomes.
  • Additional priorities added as requested by the CEOB/LWDB, United States Department of Labor (USDOL), Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC) or Partners.


Employers and job seekers are welcome to utilize their Community Workforce Centers and KANSASWORKS, the State of Kansas administered internet source for job listings, to find qualified employees, check the availability of jobs, or obtain information.

Local Area II Workforce Centers

American Job Center
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