March 23, 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:  March 23, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm

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 February 9, 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.  December 2016, January and February 2017 Postings

B.  2017 Evaluation Framework
Reference: Adoption of the Evaluation Framework which aligns with the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, as presented at the January and February Commission meetings.

C.  ACES Follow-up
Reference: The North Coast Grantmaking Partnership has allocated $25,000 for a data scan and convening of a steering committee.  First 5 Humboldt's recommended contribution from our CLIF fund line item is $2,000.

D.  First 5 Association Policy Fund
Reference: Last year, the First 5 Association began a "policy fund" to fund Association policy and systems change work.  With our new focus on systems change, the recommendation is that First 5 Humboldt increase the contribution to the policy fund from $400 to $1,000 annually.

VI. Information Item: Subcommittee & Workgroup Reports

  • Evaluation- met Feb. 14
  • Fiscal—met March 1
  • PFS—met Feb. 24
  • ECCE—met March 20

(10 min)


VII. Information Item: 2016 Evaluation Report
Evaluators Kim Puckett and Maria Vanderhorst will present key findings from the local annual Evaluation Report for the year ending December 2016.
(30 min)

VIII. Action Item: Rescind Previous Sustainability Policy
The new Fiscal Policy approved by the Commission last month incorporated sustainability policy language, eliminating the need for a separate policy.  It is recommended that the Commission rescind the now redundant Sustainability Policy.
(5 min)

IX. Discussion Item: AB 844
The Commission will consider a request from Jeanette Hurst of 2-1-1 to write a letter of support for AB 844:  California Marijuana Tax Fund:  funding for support system navigation services:  minimum performance standards.
(10 min)


X. Information Item: Playgroup Funding Matrix
The Commission will be updated on a playgroup funding proposal to potentially take effect in FY 2018/19.
(30 min)


XI. Information Item: Fiscal Management Guide
The Commission will review the Community Input, Commission Planning and Long-Term Financial Plan sections of the Fiscal Management Guide.
(15 min)

Next Meeting:

Thursday, April 14, 2017, 8:30-11 am, at 525 Second Street, Ste. 203, Eureka.