Tuolumne County Commission on Homelessness

Purpose Statement

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors identified Community Family and Health as their second priority in 2021, and the second objective is to Address Emergency Needs in Homeless Communities and Collaborate with Public and Private Partnerships to Combat Homelessness.

Authorizing Legislation

  • Board Action on 2/16/2021 – Creating Homeless Advisory Committee
  • Board Action on 4/6/2021 – Modify the Membership
  • Board Action on 8/10/2021 – Change the name to Tuolumne County Commission on Homelessness, Modify the Membership, and Approve Bylaws - Click Here to View Approved Bylaws

Membership 

  • Board of Supervisors (2)
    • David Goldemberg, District 1
    • Kathleen Haff, District 4
  • Members of the public (5), one from each Supervisorial District
    • Rick Breeze-Martin, District 1
    • Vacant, District 2
    • Tom Crosby, District 3
    • Dana Butow, District 4
    • Jeanette Lambert, District 5
  • Representatives from City of Sonora (2)
    • Colette Such, Council Member
    • Turu VanderWiel, Police Chief
  • Representatives from Faith-Based Community (2)
    • Christina Welch, St. Patrick's Church
    • Nathan Levering, Sierra Bible Church
  • Representatives from Local Non-Profits (2)
    • Mark Dyken or Shelley Muniz, Resiliency Village
    • Hazel or Richard Mitchell, Give Someone a Chance
  • Representatives from Business Sector (2)
    • Nancy Scott, Nancy's Hope Community Center
    • Cathie Peacock, Interfaith Community Social Services
  • Representative from the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California (1)
    • LeeAnn Hatton
  • Representative from the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians (1)
    • Lori Severson
  • Representative from Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools (1)
    • Kelsey Stone
  • Representatives from the Affected Population (2)
    • Tuck Briggs, male
    • Vacant, female
  • Representative from Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (1)
    • Joe Bors, Executive Director
  • Representative from Health & Human Services (non-voting)
  • Representative from Local Law Enforcement (non-voting)
  • Representative from the District Attorney's Office (non-voting)
  • Representative from Adventist Health Sonora (non-voting)
  • Homeless Services Coordinator (non-voting)

Regular Scheduled Meetings

All meetings will be held according to the Brown Act. Meeting agendas will be posted for the public's awareness and public participation will be encouraged.

Tuolumne County Commission on Homelessness - Regular Meeting

  • Meeting Date: Second Thursday of Every Month
  • Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Meeting Location: In Person; Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors Chambers

Tuolumne County Commission on Homelessness - Standing Housing Meeting

  • Meeting Date: Third Thursday of Every Month
  • Meeting Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: Currently held using Zoom, participation information can be located in Agenda Packets for each specific meeting date or you may use this link and passcode to join: 

Principal Staff

Direct staff support to the committee will be provided by the Homeless Services Coordinator and other county staff as needed. 

Michael Roberson, Homeless Services Coordinator - MRoberson@co.tuolumne.ca.us

Links to Agendas and Additional Information