Governing Board of Commission

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.    First 5 Glenn County's Board of Commission is seated with nine very respected, diverse and creative people within your communities.  These Trustees are as follows: 

First 5 Glenn County Board of Commisioners

 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REPRESENTING TITLE
Mike Murray - Chair Community Member (Retired Board of Supervisors)
Jody Mesa - Co Chair Director of State and County Libraries
Dwight Foltz Glenn County Board of Supervisors
Darcy Pollak District Elementary Principal
Tami Ritter
Director Glenn County Family Court Services
Amy Lindsay HHSA Deputy Director - Mental Health Services
Vacancy~ Agency or Practice
Vacancy~ Community Member
Christine Zoppi Alternate............HHSA Director
Keith Corum Alternate............Glenn County Board of Supervisors

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.

Volunteers Welcome

First Five Glenn County welcomes community volunteers to serve on the Board of Commission.
We encourage parents with children under the age of five, who might use county or private services 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