November 19, 2014 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:  November 19, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

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


I.  Welcome and Introductions
II.  Public Comments and Announcements
III.  Executive Director Report
IV.  Approval of Minutes:  Commission meeting minutes of October 20, 2014 
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.  Safety Net Award: Humboldt County Housing & Homeless Coalition
Reference: In partnership with other local funders, it is recommended that FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT contribute $1,425 to support conducting the ‘Point in Time Count’ of the county’s homeless population for 2015   

B.  CLIF Award:  Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) Arcata/Mckinleyville
Reference:  It is recommended to contribute $500 to support father involvement for  MOPs activities within the communities of Arcata and Mckinleyville 

 C.  CLIF Award: Child Abuse Coordinating Council
Reference:  It is recommended to contribute $600 to help support the Annual Stress  and the Holidays Campaign


VI.  Action Item: Annual Audit Report
Reference: The Commission will consider adoption of the Financial Statements for the Year Ended June 30, 2014 as prepared by Christy White & Associates.       (10 min)

VII.  Action Item: First 5 Annual Report
Reference: The Commission will consider adoption of the Annual Report submitted to First 5 California.  (10 min)

VIII.  Action Item:  Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Reference:  The Commission will consider budget revisions for the current fiscal year.   (20 min)

IX.  Action Item: Breastfeeding in the Workplace
Reference: The Commission will consider a proposal to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.  (25 min)

X.  Discussion Item:  Recent Summit Attendance
Attendees from the First 5 Association Summit and the Center for the Study of Social Policy Summit will share their experiences, and implications for the Commission’s work.   (40 min)

Next Meeting: December 18, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the Office of FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT, 1012 Second Street, Eureka, CA