WDB Members


The NWPA Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of members representing business, labor, education, social services, and government agencies throughout Northwest Pennsylvania. Working in cooperation with chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, planning commissions, and others, the Board focuses its development activities on key industry segments that include electronics manufacturing, food processing, construction, health care, metal fabrication, plastics, technology, lumber and hardwoods, oil and gas, transportation, and mining. The Board also administers federal and state funds for programs targeted to adults, dislocated workers, and young people through five PA CareerLink® offices in Erie, Crawford, Clarion, Oil Region (Venango), and Warren


Jill A. Foys

Executive Director
Employer: Northwest Commission
P: 814-677-4800 x116
F: 814-677-7663
E: jillf@northwestpa.org

Jill Foys is the Executive Director of the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Development Commission in Oil City, PA. The Northwest Commission serves the counties of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, and Warren.


Jill is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Clarion University with degrees in Business and Human Resource Management.  She began her career at the North Central Commission in Ridgway, PA as a Loan Officer in 2000 and after 12 years with the North Central Commission, she accepted the position as Executive Director with the Northwest Commission in July 2012. 


Jill serves as Chair of the Local Development District Association of Pennsylvania, the Second Vice President of the Development District Association of Appalachia, and a member of the National Association of Development Organization’s Board of Directors. Jill also serves as a Director of the North Clarion County School District and the Clarion County Career and Technical Center.


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