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Commission & Committee Meetings

Members of the Public may provide public comments to teleconference meetings as follows:

  • Written public comments may be submitted by email to communications@first5kids.org. Written comments will be distributed to the Commission or Committee as quickly as possible.
  • Spoken public comments will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Commission or Committee, click on the following link to access a Zoom-based meeting. You may also call into the meeting by smartphone. Please read the following instructions carefully.
  • You may download the Zoom client or connect to the meeting in-browser. If using your browser, make sure you are using a current, up-to-date browser: Chrome 30+, Firefox 27+, Microsoft Edge 12+, Safari 7+. Certain functionality may be disabled in older browsers including Internet Explorer.

  • You will be asked to enter an email address and name. We request that you identify yourself by name as this will be visible online and will be used to notify you that it is your turn to speak.
  • When the Commission or Committee Chair calls for the item on which you wish to speak, click on “raise hand.” The staff will activate and unmute speakers in turn. Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.
  • When called, please limit your remarks to the time limit allotted.

If you only wish to watch the meeting, not address the Board, FIRST 5 requests that you stream the meeting normally.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Brown Act, those requiring accommodation for these meetings should notify FIRST 5 24 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 299-5001 or communications@first5kids.org.

Zoom Information


Not available at this time


Meeting Location
The location and time of the Commission meetings, unless otherwise noted, are:

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Executive Conference Room
4000 Moorpark Avenue, Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95117

Upcoming Meetings

July 2021
No Meeting
September 2021
No Meeting

Personnel & Finance Committee

The Personnel and Finance Committee oversees the annual budget process, operations and administration, including audits, expenditures, contracts, investments, personnel, policies and facilities.

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Issues: Review & Development Committee

The committee oversees the discussion and/or review of pending and proposed legislation at the local, state, and federal level and the discussion and/or review of policy-level emerging issues. The Committee also assists and coordinates legislative action; develops a policy platform; enhances the FIRST 5 System of Care; and furthers the goals of FIRST 5.

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Program & Evaluation Committee

The committee oversees the development of new programs, the implementation of evaluation tools and data gathering methodologies, and monitors existing programs and community activities. The committee also reviews the evaluation components of all programs prior to initial funding and then reviews each program’s performance in accordance with the established evaluation criteria, prior to any decision to continue funding the program.

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