The Commission on Children and Families is a 15 member committee of involved citizens. Current Members
The Commission has three standing committees: Executive, Strategies and Communications. There are also a number of advisory committees, such as the Childhood Care and Education Advisory Committee, and the Youth Advisory Council.
Ad hoc committees, called action teams, are also formed to look at issues or to deal with special situations as they occur. These include the Family Resource Center Action Team, Community Schools Action Team, School-Based Health Center Action Team, and the Foster Care Action Team.
Part of the Commission’s role in the community is that of collaborator, coalition builder, convener and as an advocate for the voice of the citizens of our county. To that end the Commission partners with individuals and community organizations such as schools, the faith community, citizen groups, business, mental health, and a range of social service providers in a wide range of committees and groups. These groups provide the voice of the community and guide the Commission's policy and planning work.
Some of these groups, committees, or initiatives include: Parenting and Family Support Network, Children of Incarcerated Parents, Youth Employment Consortium, Somali Resource Network, Housing Supportive Services Network, School-Based Health Initiative, Homeless Education Network, Community Coalitions such as Beaverton Together, Help Empower Youth Together (HEY!), and Tualatin Together!.
For more information on current committees and their activities please use the drop down list on the left side of the page.