July 7, 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.


Retreat:  Commissioners in Conversation

Date and Time: July 7, 2016 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA



I.   Welcome

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: Commission meeting minutes of June 21, 2016.


IV.   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. A. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) book proposal.

Reference: It is recommended to approve funding in the amount of up to $4,000 to provide children’s books to WIC participants.


V.   Discussion Item: Evaluation Policy for the Continuation of Existing Programs

The Commission will consider the policy revisions recommended by the Parent and Family Support Subcommittee. (15 minutes)

VI.   Discussion Item: Conflict of Interest Scenarios and Decision Tree

The Commission will work with the Decision Tree prepared by Hilary Finch, with County Counsel, to work with several Conflict of Interest scenarios. (60 minutes)

VII.  Discussion Item: First 5 Humboldt Strategic Plan

First 5 Humboldt undergoes a strategic planning process every 4 years. Moira Kenney, Executive Director of the First 5 Association will update the Commission on some of the trends and considerations facing First 5 county commissions. (60 minutes)




VIII. Discussion Item: First 5 Humboldt Strategic Plan

Commissioners will share their questions and thoughts regarding some of the considerations raised by Moira. Commissioners will discuss their hopes, concerns, and interests for the new strategic plan period. The Commission will discuss the draft purpose statement, strategic goal and focus areas prepared by the Strategic Planning Workgroup, and consider objectives and actions to focus their future work. The Commission will make recommendations regarding objectives and actions for the draft plan. (120 minutes)

XI.  Closing: Fiscal Year 2016-2017

The Commissioners will share one hope for First 5 Humboldt work in the coming year, as well as one thing they hope to contribute to our shared work.

Next regular Meeting:  August 11, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 am, First 5 Humboldt Office, 1012 – 2nd Street, Eureka.