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Highlights of the March 18, 2014 Board Meeting:
The Board will recognize Cynthia Fix of the Probation Department as its Marin County Employee of the Month for February 2014.
The Board congratulated Cynthia Fix on her honor. Supervisor Katie Rice read the following:
Cynthia began her 18-year career in 1995 as a group counselor at the Marin County Juvenile Hall. She is now the deputy supervisor for the Probation Department's AB-109 Unit, created after the assembly bill was signed into law in 2011 mandating that felons convicted of non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual offenses serve time in county jails rather than state prisons. Cynthia’s commitment extends far beyond the department and into the community. Without her skills, Marin County’s AB-109 program would not be one of the most successful ones in California.
Cynthia is highly respected by staff and an asset to the department. She is hard-working and continuously learning, sharing her knowledge with staff. She trained the entire adult division in evidence-based practices and Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LSCMI). Cynthia is also readily available to probation officers outside her unit who seek her advice. She is well-deserving of this honor.
Congratulations, Cynthia, on being chosen Employee of the Month.
Clerk of the Board staff
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The Board congratulated the Leadership Academy Design Team, and Supervisor Katie Rice read the following:
The Leadership Academy Design Team created a program that supports leadership at all levels of the organization and has profoundly impacted the capacity of leadership in the County of Marin. They researched best practices, curriculums and local resources for leadership development programs to determine the best program design to serve County employees. In order to have a full grasp of leadership development, each team member completed the Dominican University’s Leadership Certification Program.
Their efforts led them to propose a partnership with Dominican University to deliver an organization-specific program that integrates our internal leaders with academics to maximize learning with practical applications.
The BOS adopted their recommendation and funded the program beginning with the first class in 2012. The team continues to actively monitor the program and make course corrections based upon participants’ evaluations. The team has become fully informed advocates and ambassadors for leadership development and now enjoys recognizing the graduates of this dynamic program.
Congratulations to the Leadership Academy Design Team!
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See the proclamation about Prescription Drug Awareness Month.
The Board adopted the resolution and heard from several speakers who advocated for more publicity and support for programs that address prescription drug abuse.
Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Adams
See the letter about the water conservation reports.
The Board heard the report, which depicted stronger water supplies thanks to February rainfall. Mandatory 25 percent water reduction is now voluntary.
Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
See the letter about the one-time allocations.
The Board authorized the allocations.
Dan Eilerman, Deputy County Administrator
The Board will consider applications for one vacancy on Personnel Commission, one on the County Service Area (CSA) No. 18 Advisory Board (Las Gallinas), one on the Disaster Council and five on the Integrated Pest Management Commission.
See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page.
The Board made the following appointments:
Personnel Commission: Lawrence Kaplan
County Service Area (CSA) No. 18 Advisory Board (Las Gallinas): Linda Levey
Disaster Council: Ray Dunaway
Integrated Pest Management Commission: Rika Gopinath, Maggie Sergio, Kraemer Winslow and Nanette Londeree
The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to accept the 2013 annual report on the status of the state-certified Housing Element update of the Countywide Plan. The annual report summarizes new residential building permits issued by income category and shows progress in the implementation of ongoing programs and statutory requirements.
See the letter about the Housing Element update.
The Board accepted the report and the status of the Housing Element update.
Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency
The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to consider a work plan for the Housing Element update of the Countywide Plan for the planning period of 2014-2023. In accordance with timelines established by the state, the Supervisors are recommended to adopt the forthcoming Housing Element and submit it to the state no later than Jan. 31, 2015. The work plan represents sets out strategies for maximizing public outreach while ensuring a timely submission of the Housing Element update.
See the letter about the Housing Element work plan.
The Board approved the work plan with some additional direction to staff.
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