Cumberland County's Allison Spinelli Receives Award for Contributions to Workforce Development

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – On Wednesday, Cumberland County Workforce Investment Director Allison Spinelli was awarded the Harry L. Wheeler Professional Service Award during an award ceremony in Atlantic City.
This prestigious award was presented by the Garden State Employment and Training Association and is presented to a member of the Association who has made significant contributions to the Association and has demonstrated exemplary leadership within the state and local workforce development areas.
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Allison. She continues to strive for excellence through the high quality of programs offered, as well as through her willingness to be a leader in partnerships and collaboration,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Darlene Barber, who is also liaison to the
County’s Workforce Investment Board.
Deputy Director Barber echoed these remarks as well.
“Allison has earned a reputation as an innovator, partner, and leader – not only on the local level but throughout the region and across the state. When the Board of Chosen Freeholders embarked on the project to construct a Center for Workforce and Economic Development on the Campus at Cumberland County College, she embraced the concept and quickly took a leadership role to ensure that the project came to fruition. Allison has also led the effort to create one of the largest designated workforce development areas in New Jersey. She championed the effort to expand the Cumberland/Salem partnership to include Cape May and this collaboration is working great. We are so pleased that the Garden State Employment and Training Association have recognized one of our county stars," said Barber.
The Garden State Employment and Training Association was founded in 1975 as a private, not for profit organization. It has functioned as a forum for New Jersey’s Workforce Development Professionals to share their expertise and promote professional development. The mission of the association is to provide leadership and promote quality and excellence for the advancement of New Jersey’s workforce development system, its customers, and its professionals.