The Idaho Workforce Development Council was established to provide strategic direction and oversight of Idaho’s workforce development system. The Council members represent business, workers, education, state and local government and community based organizations. The primary role of the Council is to advise Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and the State Board of Education on strategies designed to yield high quality workforce investment services for Idaho’s businesses, job seekers, and students. Coeur d’Alene businessman Tim Komberec chairs the Council; B. J. Swanson, Executive Director of the Latah Economic Development Council, is the vice chair.