January 12, 2017 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:  January 12, 2017 from 8:30 - 10:00 am

Location:  First 5 Humboldt meeting room, 525 - 2nd Street, Suite 203, 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 F5H 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 Dec. 8, 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.

A.  FUN Playcenter In-depth review
Evaluation staff have prepared the FUN play center in-depth review, as stipulated by the Commission in the PET review process. Staff recommends continuing to work with the playgroup during this program year while they continue to address their staffing issues.

B.  Discovery Museum In-depth review
Evaluation staff have prepared the Discovery Museum in-depth review, as stipulated by the Commission in the PET review process. While their staffing situation is uncertain in the long-term, Discovery Museum has made noticeable progress in addressing our concerns. Staff recommends entering into an agreement with Discovery Museum in the amount of $9,000 for February thru June, 2017, so that playgroup can continue uninterrupted.

C.  November 2016 Postings

VI.   Information Item: Subcommittee & Workgroup Reports

  • Evaluation- met Dec. 13
  • Fiscal—met Jan. 4
  • PFS—meets Jan. 27, no meeting since last Commission meeting
  • ECCE—met Dec. 12 & Jan. 9 (10 min)

VII. Discussion Item: Commission Officers
Per the Commission’s Bylaws, at the January Commission meeting officers for the Commission are proposed, and at a subsequent meeting nominees are selected by Commissioners.  Commissioners will nominate officers for 2017. (15 min)


VIII. Action Item: Revised 16-17 Budget
The Commission will consider the proposed revisions to the 2016-17 budget. (15 min)


IX. Action Item: First 5 Humboldt Ten Year Forecast
The Commission will consider the updated fiscal forecast. (15 min)


X. Information Item: HCOE Nutrition Partnership
Nancy Kinziger will update the Commission on the progress of her work with playgroups on improving nutrition practices. (10 min)


XI. Discussion Item: Fiscal Policy
The Commission will review draft revisions to the Fiscal Policy, as recommended by the Fiscal Committee. (10 min)


XII. Information Item: Fiscal Management Guide: Internal Controls
The Commission will review the Internal Controls section of the Fiscal Management Guide. (15 min)

Next Meeting:
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 am,
at 525 Second Street, Ste. 203, Eureka.