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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)

Denise Coffelt, Public Health Nurse

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

Debora Martin, Program Director, PES-ebs


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 Nancy Baggett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (530) 734-1382.