Region 9

The Workforce Development Council of Alabama (WDCA) Region 9, also known as the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC) serves the following counties: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington.

2014-2015 Officers
Chair: Sandra Koblas, Austal USA, Email
Vice Chair: Lee Lawson, Baldwin County Economic Development Authority
Secretary: Bill Hafner, VT MAE
Treasurer: Ketrenia Crenshaw, Boise Paper Company
Executive Director: Laura Chandler, SAWDC, Email

The WDCA works closely with the 2-year community college system. The community colleges are a major link to workforce training resources and programs. Click on the name of each community college to go to their website. Alabama Southern Community College, Bishop State Community College, Faulkner State Community College, Jefferson Davis Community College, and Reid State Technical College.

For more information on SAWDC, please visit their website

Membership Roster

  Voting Members 2014-2015


Strategic Plan
  Region 9 Strategic Plan FY13
  Region 9 Top 5 Targeted Industries and Top 10 Occupations
Workforce Reports
2015 State of the Workforce Report IX
 Region 9 Workforce IX Report
 Region 9 Workforce IX Brochure
 Mobile County Workforce IX Report
 Mobile County Workforce IX Brochure
2014 State of the Workforce Report VIII
  Region 9 Workforce VIII Report
  Region 9 Workforce VIII Brochure
  Region 9 Workforce VIII Tables

  Mobile County Workforce VIII Report
  Mobile County Workforce VIII Brochure
  Mobile County Workforce VIII Tables
2013 State of the Workforce Report VII
  Region 9 Workforce VII Report
  Region 9 Workforce VII Brochure
  Region 9 Workforce VII Tables

  Mobile County Workforce VII Report
  Mobile County Workforce VII Brochure
  Mobile County Workforce VII Tables