A Message from the Executive Director
The blessings of time. Over my 21 years, I’ve had the privilege to work with incredible, committed, and passionate Commissioners. Last week I had the opportunity to have a brief catch up call with one of our founding Commissioners, Mary Flenoy-Kelley. What a joy it was to share with her the progress we’ve made as a Commission. Commissioner Flenoy-Kelley was a fierce advocate for the community, and to this day, I hear her voice promoting me to do better. I’m grateful for the 27 Commissioners that have served First 5 over the years. Moving forward, we are finishing up our Strategic Plan for 2022-2027. The Commission has now adopted the new vision and mission statements:
Vision: All San Joaquin County children will thrive in supportive, nurturing and loving family environments, and are safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school and life.”
Mission: Our mission is to build resilient families, connected communities, and equitable systems of care through strategic investments and partnerships, so that children prenatal through age 5 are ready to succeed in school and life.
Thank you for your ongoing partnership in helping us live out the vision and mission to the benefit of the children and families in the community.
In Community Partnership,