February 9, 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:  February 9, 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30 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 January 12, 2017

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. CLIF: CAPCC Roundtable
Reference: The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council has requested $500 to assist in funding its Roundtable this year. The topic will be Substance Use and Trauma in Families: Understanding, Strategies and Hope.

B. CLIF: ACES Grant Supplement
Reference: Meg Walkley have received $10,000 in grants to do asset mapping and best practices identification around ACES and the 0-3 population in Humboldt County. This $500 would supplement the grant to provide for some still unmet need regarding that project.

VI.  Information Item: Subcommittee & Workgroup Reports

  • Evaluation- met Dec. 13
  • Fiscal—met Feb. 1
  • PFS—met Jan. 27
  • ECCE—met Feb. 6 (10 min)


VII.  Information Item: HCOE Nutrition Partnership
Reference: Nancy Kinziger and Linda Prescott will update the Commission on the progress of her work with playgroups on improving nutrition practices. (15 min)

VIII. Action Item: Commission Officers
At the January Commission meeting, Sydney Fisher Larson and Dian Pecora were nominated as co-Chairs, and Megan Blanchard was nominated as Chair-Elect. Commissioners will consider their selection for 2017. (5 min)

IX. Discussion Item: Evaluation Framework
The Commission will discuss the proposed Evaluation Framework, as it reflects the revised strategic plan. (15 min)


X. Action Item: Fiscal Policy
Reference: The Commission will consider the revisions to the Fiscal Policy, as recommended by the Fiscal Committee. (10 min)


XI. Information Item: Fiscal Management Guide:
Reference: The Commission will review the Strategic Planning section of the Fiscal Management Guide. (15 min)

Next Meeting:
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5-7:00 pm, at 525 Second Street, Ste. 203, Eureka.