Chief Local Elected Officials


The Chief Local Elected Officials, or CLEOs, are comprised of a designated County Commissioner from each of the following counties:

-          Clarion

-          Crawford

-          Forest

-          Venango

-          Warren

and County Executive of Erie County



  1. Approve funding per Local Plan and annual budget.
  2. Designate organization to provide and support staffing to the WDB and serve as the board of that entity.



  1. Appoint members, (totaling no less than 19 people with at least 50% representing the private sector and at least 20% workforce representatives) to the Workforce Development Board to assist in carrying out the provisions of the Act. 
  2. Approve the annual budget for all WDB operations for the workforce system in collaboration with the WDB
  3. Designate the Fiscal Agent for the region
  4. Approve the local and regional plan in partnership with the WDB
  5. In agreement with the WDB, approve the PA CareerLink® Operator Model for the region’s PA CareerLink® sites


The County of Venango is the Fiscal Agent.  However, the CLEOs are considered the grant recipient and are liable for any misuse of grant funds. 



Below is a listing of our CLEOs:



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