Who Are We

The purpose of the Washington Workforce System (WWA) is to influence, impact and scale systems-level innovation through the collective power, advocacy and collaboration of the Washington workforce system leaders.


Local Boards are business-led boards that coordinate and leverage workforce investments and strategies with stakeholders from education, economic development, labor and community-based organizations to advance the economic health of their respective communities through a skilled and competitive workforce.


Working with employers and job seekers, the members of Washington Workforce Association guide the design and implementation of programs and initiatives in order to maximize economic opportunity for all Washingtonians and fill the workforce pipeline for employers across the state.  The Washington Workforce Association leverages their collective expertise and works in partnership with other statewide, regional and national organizations advocating for a coordinated workforce development system focused on the needs of job seekers and businesses.


Economic opportunity and thriving businesses begin with a strong backbone for the workforce system. The Washington Workforce Association and the Local Workforce Development Boards that comprise the association bring this strategic leadership and support to the diverse communities across every region in the state.


Economic opportunity and strong businesses begin with a strong backbone of support the Washington Workforce Association and its members bring to every community and diverse populations across the state.

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Meet the WWA Staff

John Traugott

Executive Director
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Olivia Hickerson

Program Development Manager
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John Glynn, SPHR

Manager of Strategic Initiatives
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Meet the WWA Leadership Team

Meet the WWA Board of Directors

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