Advisory Board

The First 5 Santa Barbara County Advisory Board is comprised of leaders from a variety of fields serving 0-5 year olds, parents, and experts in key subject areas such as philanthropy and communications.

The Advisory Board provides input to the Commission and First 5 staff on issues related to supporting the well-being of children prenatal through age 5 and their families and advice on determining community needs, increasing community participation and awareness.

The Advisory Board is made up of no more than 21 members representing diverse geographical regions, economic backgrounds, and the cultural and ethnic heritage of county residents. If you’re interested in being considered for a future opening on the Advisory Board, please complete the application. To learn more about our Advisory Board click here for our current roster.

Advisory Board Meetings

The Advisory Board meets four times a year (January, April, July and October) at the Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463 from 9:30am-12:30pm.

All of our meetings are open to the public; we invite and encourage our community partners, local organizations, and individuals to attend and participate.

Please visit our Advisory Board Calendar for upcoming meeting information, agendas, and materials.

For past meeting materials like agendas and minutes, please contact our office at (805) 884-8085.

*For translation, transportation, and accessibility for those with special needs please contact our office at (805) 803-8743 to coordinate.

Metting Locations

Old Mission Santa Inés
1760 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
*February, April, June, August, October

Upcoming Meetings

Advisory Board Roster

If you’re interested in being considered for a future opening on the Advisory Board, please complete the application below.

The Advisory Board Application is not currently available at this time, please call Sara Soto-Gonzalez at or (805) 884-8085 for further information.

FIRST 5 Santa Barbara County, Children & Families Commission (First 5 SBC) is requesting applications for membership on the Advisory Board to the Commission. Membership of the Advisory Board will not exceed 25 persons, and will be representative of the rich diversity of interests, geographical regions, economic backgrounds and cultural and ethnic heritage of our County residents. The Advisory Board will also include a member from an agency representing tobacco cessation.

Advisory Board membership terms will be for two years. Currently, meetings are held no less than four times a year, at mid-County locations. Associated costs will be reimbursed to Advisory Board members.

Advisory Board members will be asked to provide advice to the Commission on a variety of topics, provide assistance with community outreach and education, and assist First 5 SBC with its annual update of the Strategic Plan.

For further information, please call Phone: (805) 884-8085  Fax: (805) 564-8586