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Our Story

About Us

Sutter County Children & Families Commission is an independent government agency serving young children and their families in Sutter County. Created by Proposition 10 of 1998, Sutter County Children & Families Commission guides the investment of Prop. 10 to promote early childhood development through children’s health, school readiness and community support for families.

Father and Daughter

All children in Sutter County will have optimal health, are nurtured and are ready to succeed.

Our Vision

Mother Playing with Baby

In partnership with the community, Sutter County Children & Families Commission coordinates services that support families to ensure that each child enters school healthy and ready to learn.

Our Mission

Sutter County Children & Families Commissioners

Mike Ziegenmeyer

Commission Chair

Sutter County Supervisor, District 3

Dr. Carolyn Patton

Assistant Superintendent, SELPA

Sutter Co. Superintendent of Schools

Doreen Osumi


Yuba City Unified School District

Sarah Eberhardt-Rios


Sutter County Human Services

Marc Boomgaarden

Council Member

City of Yuba City

Tonya Byers

Child Care Coordinator

Child Care Planning Council of Yuba and Sutter Counties

Mathew Gulbrandsen


Live Oak Unified School District

Nicole Ritner

Chief Probation Officer

Sutter County Probation Department 

Narinder Dhaliwal

Community Member

Commission Staff

From left: Pam Basi, Health Program Specialist; Jennifer Ybarra, Child Development Behavioral Specialist; Erica Melchor, Health Program Specialist; Michele Blake, Executive Director; Julie Price, Executive Secretary

Advisory Committee

Sutter County representatives for the Child Care Planning Council of Yuba & Sutter Counties.

Strategic Plan

Click here for Sutter County Children & Families Commission 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Click here for Strategic Plan appendices. 


Click here for Sutter County Children & Families Commission reports.

Accessibility Statement

Sutter County Children & Families Commission is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone. Whilst Sutter County Children & Families Commission strives to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we are currently working to achieve this. Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility.

If you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please don't hesitate to contact our accessibility coordinator Julie Price by 530-822-7505 or Your feedback will help us make improvements.

Strategic Plan
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