Too many people are being left behind as automation transforms our economy. Conan is a leading voice at the regional and state levels, supporting tailored investments for education and training opportunities.
PUTTING OUR VALUES INTO ACTION
Guided the restructuring agencies so that no employee was let go during the 2008 financial crisis despite a county loss of about 30% in tax revenue.
Led the merger of three workforce development agencies that put an additional $800,000 per year into direct human services, while serving as the Vice Chair of the Michigan Works Association and as a member of our regional workforce consortium.
Created the Office of Community Economic Development of Washtenaw to focus on reducing income inequality across the county.
Oversees the state's workforce development and unemployment agencies as a member of the Governor's Talent Investment Board.