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 we will send you.

At the appropriate time, we hope to resume our ‘in person’ meetings. Before COVID19, our Board met as follows:

Our Board meets monthly and we hold solution centered business seminars three times a 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: $40.00 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
Vacant-Until filled:
Julie Hillstead, Ma., CRC.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
909.204.0000 cell 760.770.6238 office
[email protected]

Vice Chair
Julie Hillstead, Ma., CRC.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
909.204.0000 cell 760.770.6238 office
[email protected]

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

Public Relations
Vacant

Legislative Coordinator
Vacant

Speaker Coordinator
Vacant
Until filled: [email protected]

EDD/DCEAC Coordinator

Lourdes Aguayo
[email protected]

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

Veteran’s Representative
Vacant

Auxiliary Member
Karen Snake
“Just Ask”- Resource Consultant
760. 917.1211

Member at Large
For more information, contact:

Anita Marlowe, Treasurer
760.345.5723
[email protected]