Boards and Commissions Membership

Board/Commision
Early Head Start Program Governance Advisory Committee
Authorization
Ordinance (14-16)
Meeting Time/Location
Monthly
Purpose
The Committee shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor with the
advice and consent of the Council.
(1) One member must have fiscal/accounting background and expertise.
(2) One member must have early childhood education and development background.
(3) One member must be a licensed attorney.
(4) The remaining members must reflect the community served and include parents of
children who are, or were formerly, enrolled in Head Start Programs.
Composition
The duties, responsibilities and powers of the Committee shall be as follows:
(A) Oversee the development and implementation of Early Head Start Programs
goals, objectives and policies.
(B) Oversee organizational performance and monitor and evaluate metrics of major
programs, services, and initiatives.
(C) Provide strategic direction to Early Head Start Programs and develop a strategic
plan that includes an organization vision, short-term and long term goals and
operational and fiscal objectives.
(D) Work with the Program staff to establish procedures and criteria for recruiting,
selecting and enrolling children.
(E) Develop procedures for selecting Policy Council members.
(F) Review the major financial expenditures and the operating budget of the Program
prior to the Program's submittal of the budget to the City Council.
(G) Review the major financial expenditures and the operating budget of the Program
prior to the Program's submittal of the budget to City Council.
(H) Be responsible for all aspects of the independent financial audits of the Program,
including review of the draft findings and monitoring any necessary programmatic
actions or changes arising from the audit.

Current Membership
RepresentingName
Term
1.
Fiscal/AccountingVacant
2.
Early childhood educationMs. Carla M Estrada-Brannock
03/18/2019
3.
Licensed attorneyVacant
4.
ParentVacant
5.
ParentVacant
6.
ParentVacant
7.
ParentVacant
Contact: Anita Fernandez, (505) 505-767-6500