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Children & Families Commission

First 5 Glenn County Board of CommisionersTop of Page

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REPRESENTING TITLE
 Dwight Foltz - Chair  Community Member at Large
 Paul Barr  County Board of Supervisors
 Jody Mesa - Co Chair
 County Libraries - Director
 Dianna Camarena  Hamilton Unified Case Manager/ Parent and Family Coordinator
 Melissa Stearns   Center for Healthy Communities - Director
 Heather Aulabaugh  Child and Families Services - Director
 BIll Wathen  HHSA Deputy Director - Social Services
 Christine Zoppi  Alternate............HHSA Director
   
  Vacancy
 Community Member at Large-
 
 

First 5 Glenn County Children and Families CommissionTop of Page

The First 5 Glenn County Board of Commission convenes regularly and in partnership with other local county schools and agencies to decide by recommendation of the Executive Director and Community surveys as to what programs and services are most needed in Glenn County.  
This effort is met with consistency and creativity in establishing best practice and most effective programs and services for children from Birth through Kindergarten. The families of our children are served well with events, activities and services, as well as referrals for additional services for identified needs. Pregnant women are also served with programs for nutrition, dental and lactation needs.   
 

The Board of Commissioners consists of qualifying applicants of the following nature:

  • Community members
  • Educators specializing in Early Childhood Development
  • Educators in Cessation of Tobacco Products
  • Representatives from local child care Resource/Referral services or coordinating groups
  • Individuals from groups promoting prevention or early intervention for families at risk of neglect, child abuse, domestic violence or substance abuse
  • Representatives from community-based organizations that promote Nurturing Parenting and/or Early Childhood Development
  • Representatives from community or education based organizations promoting Nutrition, Health, Fitness, Dental services
  • Glenn County Pediatricians, Obstetricians or Family Practice Doctors, Dentists, Child Counselors, Psychologists
  • Local school district representatives of Preschools, Transitional Kindergarten, Traditional Kindergarten, Student Services

 
By statute law, the First 5 County Commission must include at least one member of the Board of Supervisors and two other County managers involved in children and family services. The remaining members of the Commission are drawn from community-based organizations and the community at large, with the requirement that such members are either recipients of services included in the strategic plan or expert representatives of organizations providing designated services (childcare, health, family support, mental health, Tobacco Cessation Education or education and other related services) to children and families.
For the Complete Responsibilities and Duties of the Commissioners and the Commission Click the link below

Commissioner Orientation

   

Volunteers WelcomeTop of Page

First Five Glenn County welcomes community volunteers to serve on the Board of Commission.
We encourage parents with children Birth to Five, or members of Glenn County who may have interest or expertise of Early Childhood Learning or Early Childhood Development to submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
 
First 5 Glenn County
Attention:  Patricia Loera - Executive Director
1035 West Wood Street
Willows, CA 95988
(530) 934-6885