Children and Families First Commission

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Children and Families First Commission


 For further information, please call the Clerk of the Board's Office at (831) 755-5066.

Apply Now (aka: First Five Monterey County Commission)

Legislative Reference:

On December 8, 1998, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 4003, adding Chapter 2.59 to the Monterey County Code relating to the adoption of a Children & Families First Ordinance consisting of the establishment of the Monterey County Children & Families First Commission and a local children and families first trust fund. November 16, 1999 Bylaws adopted. June 27, 2006 Bylaws amended.


Membership:

Composed of seven (7) members to be appointed by the Board of Supervisors as follows:

  • Director of the Monterey County Health Department, or his/her designee
  • Director of the Monterey County Social Services Department, or his/her designee
  • Twenty percent of the membership shall be public agency representatives from organization serving Monterey County.
  • A member of the Board of Supervisors
  • Four At-Large members nominated by the Commission with final approval of the Board of Supervisors

Terms:

  • The Commission member from the Board of Supervisors shall be appointed or re-appointed annually by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors
  • Four At-Large shall serve three (3) year terms at the Pleasure of the Board; terms staggered and may be re-appointed at the Pleasure of the Board but shall not serve more than a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.

Meeting Date, Time, Location:

Fourth Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. located at 1125 Baldwin St., Salinas, CA


Staff Contact

Joanne Jensen First 5 Monterey County, 1125 Baldwin St., Salinas, CA 93907. 444-8549 X 19 Email: Joanna@first5monterey.org


Representatives

Representatives Name Appointed Expires
 Director of Health Elsa Jimenez 02-23-16 Pleasure of the Board
Director of Social Services Department Elliott Robinson 07-31-01 Pleasure of the Board
Supervisor Supervisor Salinas 01-09-18 12-31-18
At-Large Jamie Valenzuela-Mumau 03-22-16 03-31-19
At-Large Julie Drezner 09-12-17 09-30-20
At-Large Julia Pederson, MD
06-05-18
09-25-18
At-Large Chris Shannon 09-15-15 09-26-18

Updated 06-12-18 dh