About F5 Mendocino Commission

For the past 20 years, First 5 Mendocino has invested in local programs and services for young children and their families to fill gaps in the early childhood systems so that families have access to the community-based support they need. First 5 Mendocino County Commission is comprised of nine local professionals representing different sectors that impact young children. They are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a three-year term.

Meet Our Commissioners

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Kindergarten Teacher & Education Administrator, Retired

Paul Tichinin

Behavioral Health Director, Mendocino Community Health Clinics, Inc.

Ben Anderson, LCSW

Attorney, Retired

Sandra Applegate

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adventist Health

Erica Baumker, PNP

Director, Mendocino County Department of Social Services

Bekkie Emery

3rd District, Board of Supervisor, Mendocino County

John Haschak

Director of Behavioral Health, Mendocino County

Jenine Miller, Psy.D

Executive Director, Mendocino Coast Clinics, Inc.

Lucresha Renteria

Kindergarten Teacher & Education Administrator, Retired

Paul Tichinin

Role:Chair, Executive Committee Member

Behavioral Health Director, Mendocino Community Health Clinics, Inc.

Ben Anderson, LCSW

Role:Vice-Chair, Executive Committee Member

Attorney, Retired

Sandra Applegate

Role:Executive Committee Member

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adventist Health

Erica Baumker, PNP

Director, Mendocino County Department of Social Services

Bekkie Emery

3rd District, Board of Supervisor, Mendocino County

John Haschak

Director of Behavioral Health, Mendocino County

Jenine Miller, Psy.D

Executive Director, Mendocino Coast Clinics, Inc.

Lucresha Renteria

Commission Calendar

The Commission meets 10 times a year, with an executive committee meeting two weeks prior. The meetings are open to the public and held at various locations throughout the county with call-in options to provide access to our communities. When circumstances dictate (such as COVID-19), meetings can be held via video conference so long as it is in accordance with the California Government Code, Sections 54950- 54963. All agendas with the date, time, and locations will be posted to the First 5 Mendocino website and posted outside the office doors at least 72 hours in advance of the meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

2022 Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes
  • Monday, January 24, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, February 28, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, March 21, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, April 25, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, May 20, 2022 Commission Planning Meeting
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  • Monday, June 27, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Friday, July 1, 2022 Extension of June 27, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, July 25, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, August 22, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, September 26, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, October 24, 2022 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, December 19, 2022 Commission Meeting
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2022 Executive Committee Meeting Agendas & Minutes
  • Monday, January 10, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, February 14, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, March 7, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, April 11, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, June 20, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, July 11, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, August 8, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, September 12, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
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2021 Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes
  • Monday, January 25, 2021 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, February 22, 2021 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, March 29, 2021 -DATE CHANGE Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, April 26, 2021 – DATE CHANGE Commission Meeting
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  • Friday, May 21, 2021 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, June 28, 2021 Strategic Planning Meeting
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  • Monday, July 26, 2021 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, August 30, 2021 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, September 27, 2021 – CANCELLED Commission Meeting
  • Monday, October 25, 2021 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, November 22, 2021 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, December 13, 2021 Commission Meeting
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2021 Executive Committee Meeting Agendas & Minutes
  • Monday, January 11, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, February 8, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, March 8, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, April 8, 2021 – DATE CHANGE Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Friday, May 10, 2021 – DATE CHANGE Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, June 14, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, July 12, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, August 16, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, September 13, 2021 – TIME CHANGE Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, November 8, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
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2020 Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes
  • Monday, January 27, 2020 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, February 24, 2020 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, March 23, 2020 – Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, April 27, 2020 –  Commission Meeting
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  • Friday, June 12, 2020 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, July 27, 2020 – CANCELLED Commission Meeting
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, September 28, 2020 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, October 26, 2020 Commission Meeting
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  • Monday, November 23, 2020 – CANCELLED Commission Meeting
  • Monday, December 14, 2020 Commission Meeting
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2020 Executive Committee Meeting Agendas & Minutes
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, February 10, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, March 2, 2020 Emergency Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, March 16, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Friday, March 20, 2020 Emergency Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, April 6, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, May 18, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, July 13, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, August 10, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, September 14, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, October 19, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, November 9, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting
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  • Monday, December 1, 2020 – CANCELLED Executive Committee Meeting

Financials

From its formation in 1999, First 5 Mendocino was established as a Public Agency with control over its own Strategic Plan and budget, independent of Mendocino County government. First 5 Mendocino operates as required using the First 5 Financial Management Guide and contracts with an independent Accounting/Audit firm to complete its annual audit in compliance with Health and Safety Code 130151(b).