The First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission established the Community Resource Committee (CRC) to involve consumers and others interested in early child development in the work of the Commission and to provide a consistent community contact for Commissioners and First 5 staff. Through an inclusive, empowered Community Resource Committee, the Commission will have several ways to:

• Incorporate community voices in planing, evaluating and allocating First 5 funds;

• Provide a vehicle for reporting to the community;

• Provide timely interaction and advice on statewide funding initiatives;

• Broadly and publicly spread the "brain development" message;

• Provide an open community forum for feedback on the work of First 5 Placer;

• Review funding applications for mini-grants

The Commission commits to using the CRC as a focal point for dealing with issues and opportunitiesw presented by the implementation of Propsition 10 in Placer County, particularly the implementation of the First 5 Placer Strategic Plan.

The CRC is made of 5 to 9 members, including at least one Commissioner. Current members include:

Denyse Cardoza, Executive Director, KidZKount (Placer Community Action Council/HeadStart)

Mai Ling Schummers, First 5 Placer Commission Chair, Placer County Resident, Consumer, Director of Gold Country Preschool, Auburn

Catherine Goins, Executive Director of Early Childhood Education Services, PCOE


The CRC meets quarterly, on the second Tuesday, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at 365 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603, unless otherwise noticed. For more information about the CRC, including applications for openings, please contact Lindsay Larson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or (530) 734-1713.