Westford’s Senator Named To Governor’s New Workplace Development Board

On Thursday, State Senator Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell) was sworn in as part of Governor Charlie Baker’s new Massachusetts Workforce Development Board.

Donoghue is currently in her third term representing Westford along with Lowell, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell and Tyngsborough in the Massachusetts State Senate.

State Senator Eileen Donoghue from Westford's 2014 Veterans' Day commemoration

State Senator Eileen Donoghue from Westford’s 2014 Veterans’ Day commemoration

This new board was created as a part of 2014 legislation remaking the board, which exists to advise the governor’s office on economic policies and promote workforce participation among Massachusetts residents through a variety of initiatives.

“The Workforce Development Board will allow us to reimagine how we create skill-building programs across the state,” said Governor Baker. “Our administration is focused on driving economic growth and creating new job opportunities by designing programs that meet the demands of businesses in each region, and give workers the skills they need to fill job openings.”

The board, which consists of 32 members, will be chaired by Donna Cupelo, region president for Verizon.