Applicants sought for First 5 Orange County Commission

Jan 31, 2022 | First 5 Commission News

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to serve on the First 5 Orange County Commission.

First 5 Orange County Commission members meet six times on the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December and brief special meetings (less than 30 minutes) have been scheduled for the remaining months due to the pandemic. Commission members may also serve on ad-hoc committees to review programs and services, participate in program site visits, or represent First 5 Orange County at community events. The recruitment is open to new applicants and current members to fill three seats for the 2022-2024 term.

Two positions are in the health category and one in the education category. Candidates must have relevant expertise or experience related to early childhood, for example, individuals with experience in community based organizations that serve young children and families, individuals in the early learning or child care sectors, recipients of early education and/or health services, or those who deliver health or medical services prenatally and to young children and their families.

First 5 Orange County oversees the allocation of funds from Proposition 10, which added a 50-cent tax on tobacco products sold in California. Funds help pay for education, health care and child development programs for children from the prenatal stage to age five and their families.

Applications for these positions will be accepted by 3:00 p.m. on March 4, 2022 (application linked below). Applications are also available online at To be considered, an application and resume must be mailed or emailed to:

First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission
1505 East 17th Street, Suite 230, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Attention: Tiffany Alva

Recruitment questions may be directed to Tiffany Alva at

View and download the 2022 Commission Application Package here. 

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