June 21, 2016 Print E-mail

Our Vision:  All Humboldt County children thrive in healthy, supportive, nurturing families and neighborhoods, enter school ready to learn and become active participants of their communities.

Meeting Date and Time:   June 21, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location:   Humboldt County Library, Meeting Room, 1313 3rd Street, Eureka


I.  Welcome and Introductions

Any member of the Commission who has a conflict of interest with any agenda item is asked at this time to notify the Commission of his or her conflict and affirm that he or she has not discussed the item with any staff or fellow commissioners. Announcing conflicts at this time will help the Chair announce Commissioner recusal for specific agenda items so that it can be noted in the minutes.

II.  Public Comments and Announcements

III.  Executive Director Report

IV.  Approval of Minutes:

A. Commission meeting minutes of May 12, 2016

V.   Consent Calendar:  The following items were reviewed and recommended for adoption and may be approved by a single vote.  Any member of the public may request the Commission to pull an item for further discussion.
  • April 2016 Postings
  • May 2016 Postings
  • Loleta Playgroup Proposal
  • Fortuna Playgroup Proposal

VI.   Information Item: Subcommittee & Workgroup Reports
  • Evaluation-no report
  • Fiscal
  • PFS
  • ECCE—information item below
  • Strategic Plan Workgroup—information item below (20 min)

VII. Action Item: Commission Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Reference: Per the Commission’s annual budget development process, the budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 will be considered. (20 min)

VIII. Action Item: FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT Ten Year Forecast

Reference: The Commission will consider the updated Ten Year Forecast.  This is the Commission’s long range financial plan and it is updated each year prior to the close of the fiscal year.  Nancy Howatt, fiscal consultant, will review the updated Ten Year Forecast with Commissioners. (20 min)

IX. Discussion Item: Quality Early Childhood Education

Reference: Representatives of the ECCE subcommittee will present an infographic on the elements of quality early childhood education and discuss its importance to healthy, productive communities (20 min)

X. Information Item: Strategic Plan Workgroup Progress

Reference: Members of the Strategic Plan Workgroup will update the Commission on their work, including the discussions that have taken place thus far, and the draft goals they are working on for the commissioners to consider at the July retreat. (20 min)

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Humboldt Area Foundation, Emerson Room, 363 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA.