Nancie Payne was a longstanding Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) board member, business owner, and advocate for workers of all abilities. On December 2, 2021, at the Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, PacMtn will award the 6th Annual Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award. Nominations are now open for the award. Click here to submit a nomination today: https://thurstonedc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Nancie-Payne-Nomination-Form.pdf
Nancie’s professional experience involved workforce, welfare, education, and rehabilitation. She was founder and President of Payne & Associates and the Northwest Center for the Advancement of Learning, is internationally recognized for more than thirty years of work in organizational development, human resources, adult and postsecondary education and workforce-based services. She also served on the Board of Directors for Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and was an administrative and fiscal agent in workforce development. Nancie has written numerous articles and book chapters on facilitating learning, assessment of special needs, transition to employment and workplace accommodations. She was involved in other organizations outside LDA including Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), Washington State Business Leadership Network, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn), and the Thurston County Economic Development Council. Nancie brought her deep insight and knowledge to all her work. Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council has developed the Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award in honor of Nancie. The award will recognize workplace excellence and customer service, meaningful employee engagement, a constructive, diverse, and progressive workforce culture and organizations that commit themselves to better business management practices to ensure successful mission achievement.
The award recognizes companies demonstrating workplace excellence and customer service, meaningful employee engagement, a constructive, diverse and progressive workforce culture that commit themselves to better business management practices to ensure successful mission achievement. Last year, Sierra Pacific was nominated by the Mason Economic Development Council, heartily endorsed by PacMtn staff and confirmed by select members of the Council.
This year marked the 13th anniversary of the region’s five leading economic development agencies collaborating to create the region’s largest conference that focuses on economic vitality and community development as it is today and as it will be tomorrow . . . . and beyond!