Welcome to the Desert Communities Employer Advisory Council (DCEAC) web site! The DCEAC is comprised of private and public sector employers working in association with the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the local business community in the Coachella Valley, Palo Verde Valley and Morongo Basin. Our goal is to promote a better working relationship with EDD and the Workforce Development Center in our area, to network with one another, and to provide continuing educational information to our members and the community at large.

During COVID19, we will be keeping you informed via email. We will keep you updated on HR, workforce, labor law and related topics via Webinars. You are welcome to participate in any of the webinars listed on this CEAC website in addition to the webinar notifications that are sent to you.

Beginning June 15, 2021 it looks like COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted (mostly).  Our Board has set a goal to host our first “in person” presentation meeting on September 8, 2021; a breakfast meeting.  We plan to cover COVID vaccinations in the workplace.  Our plans are in the making; some things may change.  We will keep you informed.

We have a new Board (details below). Our Board meets monthly and we will hold solution centered business seminars throughout the year, as well as free general membership meetings. Our area includes the greater Coachella Valley (Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indio and Coachella), the High Desert communities and Blythe. We invite you to join us and become a member!

Membership fees: $50.00 annually.

Membership Application


UPCOMING SEMINARS

You are invited to attend webinars listed on this website. Additionally, we will notify you of Webinars presented by our Region 7 as well as others that you may find interesting.

 


Desert Communities 2019/2020 Board

Chair Person
Dawn Disher, CFO
Southwest Networks Inc
760.770.5200
[email protected]

Vice Chair
Itzel Lopez, HR Generalist
The Management Trust
760.776.5100
[email protected]com

Secretary
Vacant

Treasurer-Membership
Anita Marlowe
RE Vacation Rentals, EDD Retired
760.345.5723
[email protected]

Public Relations
Vacant

Legislative Coordinator
Karen Sloat, Attorney at Law
760.779.1313
[email protected]

Speaker Coordinator
Mike Wales II, Senior Consultant
PAYCHEX
760.902.8087
[email protected]

EDD/DCEAC Coordinator
Felicia Simonsen
760.863.2662
[email protected]

Felicia Simonsen is currently on COVID19 assignment
760.863.2662
[email protected]

Veteran’s Representative
Vacant

Auxiliary Member
None

Member at Large
None

Emeritus Board Member
Anita Marlowe

For more information, contact:

Treasurer
Anita Marlowe
760.345.5723
[email protected]