Supervisor Mitchoff seeks applicants for First 5 Contra Costa

Supervisor Karen Mitchoff is accepting applications for a District IV resident to serve as a Commissioner on the First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission. Applicants for this position must live within the County Supervisorial District IV boundaries. District IV includes the communities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Clayton and parts of Walnut Creek. To verify which district you live in, please contact Supervisor Mitchoff at (925) 521-7100.

There is one opening on the First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission. The appointment will be made to complete an existing term, which will complete on August 16, 2014. The Commission meets monthly on the first Monday evening of the month. Commissioners are also encouraged to serve on a sub-committee, which may regularly meet once a month as well. All meetings are held at the First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission Main Office at 1485 Enea Court, Concord.

Applications are available on the County website at: http://www.cccounty.us/index.aspx?NID=3418. For additional information, or to request an application be sent to you, please contact Lia Bristol in Supervisor Mitchoff’s office at (925) 521-7100.

Background on the First 5 Commission

First 5 California, California Children and Families Commission, created by Proposition 10, supports children from prenatal to age 5 by creating a comprehensive and integrated system of information and services to promote early childhood development and school readiness. The initiative, approved by voters in November 1998, added a 50 cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a comparable tax on other tobacco products. Prop. 10 generates approximately $590 million annually. First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission receives approximately $9 million annually.

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