The Consortium members are local officials selected by each county, or their designee.
The Rivers East Workforce Investment Consortium is a five-county group composed of Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt Counties. The county commissioners in these five counties agreed to be legally responsible for certain workforce development programs in the area through a written agreement with the Governor, who is represented by the State of North Carolina Department of Commerce – Division of Workforce Solutions. The county commissioners in each county appoint two members to the Rivers East Workforce Development Board, for the total of ten private sector members. The Chief Elected Officials of each county, or their designee, appoint the nine other members from organizations such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Services, Economic Development, Community Colleges, Labor, Apprenticeship and Community Based Organization, for a total or nineteen (19) members. They also select the administrative/fiscal agent for the funds; in Rivers East this is the Mid-East Commission. The Consortium members are local officials selected by each county, or their designee. The Consortium members meet periodically to discuss the direction of the federal and state programs under their guidance.