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FIRST 5 Commission Meetings

Upcoming Meetings
March 09, 2017    1PM – 3PM
May 11, 2017        1PM – 3PM
June 15, 2017        1PM – 3PM
August 17, 2017   1PM – 4PM
October 12, 2017 1PM – 3PM
November 16, 2017 1PM – 3PM
Oct 13, 2016         1PM – 3PM

Meeting Location
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Community Room
4000 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 200
San Jose, California 95117

Personnel and Finance Committee 

The Personnel and Finance Committee oversees the annual budget process, operations and administration, including audits, expenditures, contracts, investments, personnel, policies and facilities.

Committee Members
George Philipp
Rachel Samoff
Laura Jones

Upcoming Meetings
February 23, 2017
March 30, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 15, 2017
September 28, 2017
October 12, 2017
November 30, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meeting Location
The location and time of the Personnel and Finance Committee meetings, unless otherwise noted, are:

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Executive Conference Room

4000 Moorpark Avenue, Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95117

Issues: Review and Development Committee 

The committee oversees the discussion and/or review of pending and proposed legislation at the local, state, and federal level and the discussion and/or review of policy-level emerging issues. The Committee also assists and coordinates legislative action; develops a policy platform; enhances the FIRST 5 System of Care; and furthers the goals of FIRST 5.

Committee Members:
Ken Yeager
Robert Menicocci
Dr. Antonia Charles

Upcoming Meetings
June 07, 2017          10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
October 11, 2017   1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Meeting Location
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Community Room
4000 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 200
San Jose, California 95117

Program and Evaluation Committee

The committee oversees the development of new programs, oversees the development and implementation of evaluation tools and data gathering methodologies, and monitors existing programs and community activities. The committee also reviews the evaluation components of all programs prior to initial funding and then reviews each program’s performance in accordance with the established evaluation criteria, prior to any decision to continue funding the program.

Committee Members:
Corazon Basa Cortes Tomalinas, Chair
Eleanor Villarreal
Carmen Montano

Upcoming Meetings
April 6, 2017   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
June 8, 2017   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
October 5, 2017  3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Meeting Location
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Executive Conference Room
4000 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 200
San Jose, California 95117

Committee Packets

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