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Open Mon - Fri 9 am to 11 am & 1 pm to 4 pm 332 Pine Street, Ste. H (PO Box 858) Red Bluff, CA 96080 Call us: (530) 528-1395 (phone) School Readiness: (530) 528-7348
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Established pursuant to Ordinance #1709 on 6/22/99 – name changed pursuant to Ordinance #1719, adopted by Board 3/28/00 – formerly “Tehama County Children and Families First Commission, established pursuant to Ordinance #1702 on 3/1/99 – Nine members: Board of Supervisors representative; Tehama County Department of Social Services Director; Tehama County Health Agency Director; Superintendent of the Tehama County Department of Education, each for no set term. Five Public at–large members (pursuant to Ordinance #1709 on 6/22/99), from any of the following categories: a) Recipients of project services included in the County strategic plan; b) Educators specializing in early childhood development; c) Local child care resource or referral agency or a local child care coordinating group; d) Local organization for  prevention or early intervention for families at risk; e) Community–based organizations that have the goal of promotion nurturing and early childhood development; f) Local school districts; and g) Local medical, pediatric or obstetric associations or societies. Each position is for a three–year term, with the initial terms to be staggered, to expire 1/31/17, 1/31/18 and 01/31/19.

Commissioner Duties

COMMISSIONER JOB DESCRIPTION: Job Summary: Under the California Children and Families Act of 1998, the ordinance established by Tehama County Board of Supervisors, and the bylaws established by First 5 Tehama. A Commissioner is expected to spend approximately 10 to 15 hours a month reviewing, meeting and representing First 5 Tehama in the community. The overriding strategic goals and objectives of First 5 Tehama that a Commissioner promotes are: • Improved Family Functioning: Strong Families − Parents will receive support to increase their knowledge of child rearing, family relationships and community resources • Improved Child Development: Children Learning and Ready for School − Increase availability of programs that meet and maintain quality standards for child care, including special needs children, both in slots and available hours of operation − Increase access to voluntary structured programs of quality early care and education that integrate cognitive, social and emotional development for all three and four year old children • Improved Child Health: Healthy Families − Increase health access to prevention and primary health care services for pregnant women and children birth through age 5 • Integrated Services: Improved Systems of Care for Families − Families from all cultural backgrounds are easily able to access multiple services and resources through an integrated system − Increase administrative capability and organizational sustainability RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Policy, leadership, set & monitor overriding strategic objectives 2. Deliver the mission out to the public – communicate to and keep the community and agencies informed 3. Support, evaluate and direct the Executive Director 4. Follow and stay knowledgeable about State and legislative direction (advocate as appropriate) 5. Maintain regular meeting attendance as defined in the by laws 6. Keep communication lines open with the Board of Supervisors 7. Enter into contracts with community-based organizations 8. Promote program coordination in agencies and community based organizations through the integration of what my position/community role is with Commission work 9. Keep dual role of Commission member and management of First 5 Tehama funding and programs clear 10. Be proactive vs. reactive in setting direction 11. Share high levels of expertise and different experiences of Commission members QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of early education and childcare issues; • Sincere interest in supporting and advocating for pre-school age children and their families; • Understanding of and commitment to the First 5 Tehama Strategic Plan • Knowledge of local, community resources; • Good networking skills and the ability to advocate for integration of community services and programs with a variety of community partners; • Experience with monitoring substantial budgets; • Experience with other non-profit boards and/or public agency advisory committees is desirable REQUIREMENTS: • Resident of Tehama County (unless position is required); • File a standard Conflict of Interest statement; • Interest and support of children and families in Tehama County; • Attend required Conflict of Interest Training every two years REFERENCES: Pursuant to Conflict of Interest Code, 2 Cal. Code Regs. 18730
EMAIL OUR COMMISSIONERS
RICHARD DUVARNEY Tehama County Superintendent of Schools AMANDA SHARP Tehama County Department of Social Services, Director KATHLENE “CANDY” CARLSON Tehama County Board of Supervisors Representative VALERIE LUCERO Tehama County Health Agency, Executive Director ANTHONY “TONY” F. CARDENAS Public-At-Large Commission Member Retired Corning Chief of Police SR. PAT MANOLI Public-At-Large Commission Member St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Senior Director DOTTIE RENSTROM Public-At-Large Commission Member St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Senior Director Community Health Services BARBARA THOMAS Public-At-Large Commission Member RBUSD Salisbury Principal/Director-Cal Safe KELSEY KING Public-At-Large Commission Member Community Member
Established pursuant to Ordinance #1709 on 6/22/99 – name changed pursuant to Ordinance #1719, adopted by Board 3/28/00 – formerly “Tehama County Children and Families First Commission, established pursuant to Ordinance #1702 on 3/1/99 – Nine members: Board of Supervisors representative; Tehama County Department of Social Services Director; Tehama County Health Agency Director; Superintendent of the Tehama County Department of Education, each for no set term. Five Public at–large members (pursuant to Ordinance #1709 on 6/22/99), from any of the following categories: a) Recipients of project services included in the County strategic plan; b) Educators specializing in early childhood development; c) Local child care resource or referral agency or a local child care coordinating group; d) Local organization for  prevention or early intervention for families at risk; e) Community–based organizations that have the goal of promotion nurturing and early childhood development; f) Local school districts; and g) Local medical, pediatric or obstetric associations or societies. Each position is for a three–year term, with the initial terms to be staggered, to expire 1/31/17, 1/31/18 and 01/31/19.

Our Commission

Commissioner Duties

COMMISSIONER JOB DESCRIPTION: Job Summary: Under the California Children and Families Act of 1998, the ordinance established by Tehama County Board of Supervisors, and the bylaws established by First 5 Tehama. A Commissioner is expected to spend approximately 10 to 15 hours a month reviewing, meeting and representing First 5 Tehama in the community. The overriding strategic goals and objectives of First 5 Tehama that a Commissioner promotes are: • Improved Family Functioning: Strong Families − Parents will receive support to increase their knowledge of child rearing, family relationships and community resources • Improved Child Development: Children Learning and Ready for School − Increase availability of programs that meet and maintain quality standards for child care, including special needs children, both in slots and available hours of operation − Increase access to voluntary structured programs of quality early care and education that integrate cognitive, social and emotional development for all three and four year old children • Improved Child Health: Healthy Families − Increase health access to prevention and primary health care services for pregnant women and children birth through age 5 • Integrated Services: Improved Systems of Care for Families − Families from all cultural backgrounds are easily able to access multiple services and resources through an integrated system − Increase administrative capability and organizational sustainability RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Policy, leadership, set & monitor overriding strategic objectives 2. Deliver the mission out to the public – communicate to and keep the community and agencies informed 3. Support, evaluate and direct the Executive Director 4. Follow and stay knowledgeable about State and legislative direction (advocate as appropriate) 5. Maintain regular meeting attendance as defined in the by laws 6. Keep communication lines open with the Board of Supervisors 7. Enter into contracts with community-based organizations 8. Promote program coordination in agencies and community based organizations through the integration of what my position/community role is with Commission work 9. Keep dual role of Commission member and management of First 5 Tehama funding and programs clear 10. Be proactive vs. reactive in setting direction 11. Share high levels of expertise and different experiences of Commission members QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of early education and childcare issues; • Sincere interest in supporting and advocating for pre-school age children and their families; • Understanding of and commitment to the First 5 Tehama Strategic Plan • Knowledge of local, community resources; • Good networking skills and the ability to advocate for integration of community services and programs with a variety of community partners; • Experience with monitoring substantial budgets; • Experience with other non-profit boards and/or public agency advisory committees is desirable REQUIREMENTS: • Resident of Tehama County (unless position is required); • File a standard Conflict of Interest statement; • Interest and support of children and families in Tehama County; • Attend required Conflict of Interest Training every two years REFERENCES: Pursuant to Conflict of Interest Code, 2 Cal. Code Regs. 18730
QUICK LINKS: EMAIL OUR COMMISSIONERS
RICHARD DUVARNEY Tehama County Superintendent of Schools AMANDA SHARP Tehama County Department of Social Services, Director KATHLENE “CANDY” CARLSON Tehama County Board of Supervisors Representative VALERIE LUCERO Tehama County Health Agency, Executive Director ANTHONY “TONY” F. CARDENAS Public-At-Large Commission Member Retired Corning Chief of Police SR. PAT MANOLI Public-At-Large Commission Member St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Senior Director DOTTIE RENSTROM Public-At-Large Commission Member St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Senior Director Community Health Services BARBARA THOMAS Public-At-Large Commission Member RBUSD Salisbury Principal/Director-Cal Safe KELSEY KING Public-At-Large Commission Member Community Member
First 5 Tehama Open Mon - Fri 9 am to 4 pm Main Office: (530) 528-1395  *School Readiness: (530) 528-7348 332 Pine Street, Ste. H,  or (PO Box 858) Red Bluff, CA 96080