Meetings: 1st Wednesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m.
Place: County Office Building, 5th Street Extended - Room B
Membership: The Commission shall consist of 28 voting members.
- Eleven of the voting members shall be citizen representatives or “Citizen Members” (5 appointed by the County, 5 appointed by the City and 1 jointly appointed private service provider)
- Of the eleven citizen members, at least one appointee from each jurisdiction must be a parent, and at least one appointee from each jurisdiction must be a youth under the age of eighteen years at the time his or her appointment takes effect.
- Fourteen of the voting members or "Agency Members" shall be as follows: the School Division Superintendent from both the City and County; an elected School Board member from both the City and the County; the Director of the Department of Social Services from both the City and the County; the Chief of Police from both the City and the County; the Director of parks and Recreation from both the City and the County; Director of the Sixteenth District Court Services Unit; the Director of the Thomas Jefferson Health District; the Director of Region Ten Community Services Board; a representative of the University of Virginia; an Albemarle Assistant County Executive; a Charlottesville Assistant City Manager; and the President of the United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area.
Citizen Members: 3 year terms (subject to reappointment)
Youth Member: 1 year term (subject to reappointment once)
Private Service Provider: 3 year term (not subject to reappointment)*
Purpose: The Commission will adhere to the responsibilities of the Community Policy and Management Team set forth in the Virginia Code Chapter 880, Section 2.1-745 et seq.; provide comprehensive short and long range planning for children and family services within the Charlottesville/Albemarle community; make program and funding recommendations to the City and county governing bodies within the budgetary procedures set by each jurisdiction; review and evaluate current service delivery systems to ensure that the needs of children and families are being met effectively and efficiently; identify and encourage new and innovative approaches to program development for children and families; identify additional public and private funding sources for children and youth programs; participate in the yearly evaluation of the director of Commission staff; provide structured opportunities for community input and participation n the needs of families (e.g., public hearings, workshops, focus groups and work teams); and provide an annual report to the Board of Supervisors and City council to insure that the County and City are in agreement with the policy and direction set by the Commission.
Contact: Commission on Children and Families at 434-872-4545.