The first 5 years impact a lifetime

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of Lake County’s children?  Then don’t miss this rewarding opportunity to serve on the First 5 Lake County Commission and help local children enter school happy, healthy and ready to learn! The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month alternating between North and South shores.  

We currently have a vacancy on the First 5 Lake Commission and are seeking applicants.  Qualified candidates will meet criteria in one of the following categories:
  1. Educator specializing in early childhood development.
  2. Representative of a local organization for prevention or early intervention for families at risk.
  3. Representative of a local childcare resource or referral agency.
  4. Representative of a local medical, pediatric, or obstetric agency, association or society.
  5. Representative of a community-based organization that has a goal in early childhood nurturing and development.
  6. Recipient of project services included in the First 5 Lake Strategic Plan.
  7. Representative of a local school district.
If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the application and return it by email to no later than October 31, 2018.

Vision Statement

"Lake County's children will receive the best possible start in life and thrive."


 Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent of Schools - Lake  County Office of Education

 Crystal Markytan, Director - Department of Social  Services

 VICE CHAIR Denise Pomeroy, Director - 
 Department of Health Services

 Tina Scott - Supervisor, District 4

 Susan Jen, Director                                                            Health Leadership Network

 CHAIR Pam Klier, Retired Kindergarten Teacher -  Lakeport Elementary School

 Carly Swatosh, Education Specialist - Lake County  Office of Education

 Allison Panella - Family Advocate




First 5 Lake will promote healthy, safe, happy and family-centered experiences for children 0-5 through partnerships with local families and service providers.


 Carla Ritz, Executive Director

 Vicki Hays, Secretary II


 1950 Parallel Drive
 Lakeport, CA  95453

 707.263.6169 main
 707.263.6171 fax