Access the Calendar Tab for a list of meeting times, dates and locations or click 2012-2013 PCCCF Meeting Schedule in the Supporting Documents at bottom of page.
Faith Community Luncheon-February 2013
Fifty-seven leaders from 39 churches, faith organizations and agencies attended a lunch meeting at the new Dallas National Guard Armory (Nesmith Readiness Center) to hear about the wonderful ways we partner in Polk County.
The guests heard from Youth Prevention, Mid-Valley Parenting, Service Integration, Dallas United Methodist Church, Living Hope City Church, Calvary Chapel, West Salem Foursquare & Dream Center, Safe Families for Children and National Guard Partners in Care.
There was time for networking and we expect to see these faith partners at the Partners for Young Children meetings, Service Integration Team meetings and meetings planned for the future. We look forward to similar events forthcoming. See photos at bottom of page.
Polk Community Connect 2013
“This was fun!” said Bob Fraley, Administrator and Assistant Pastor of Calvary Chapel in Independence. Bob and fellow Pastor, Dan Campbell, opened their hearts and doors to the people in the communities of Polk County on January 30th for the second annual Polk Community Connect.
The inception of the Polk Community Connect began with the vision of the Polk County Commission for Children and Families (PCCCF) Board. The goal was to provide much needed services and offer resource information to the residents in the County, particularly those in need. The event was a huge success, and so well received that the PCCCF Board could not wait to do it again. Read more...
Also see webpage Polk Community Connect 2013.
On September 13, individuals (95 total) from all over Polk County converged on the Pacific Room in Western Oregon University’s Werner Center to participate in a Poverty Simulation. The first question one might ask is, "What is a Poverty Simulation?" That can best be described as a scripted role playing event of mega proportion that invites community members, stakeholders, leaders, and social service partners to follow a pre-determined scenario replicating the daily challenges those in poverty face. Read More...
2012-2013 PCCCF Board Goals and Funding
The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved all recommended funding by the Polk County Commission for Children and Families Board. Among the Board’s many strengths is their ability to mobilize people in the local communities and leverage funds to bring projects in under budget which, in turn, brings even more to all those living in Polk County. Read More...
Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce 2011 Outstanding Organization Award
Thank you to the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce for awarding the Polk County Commission for Children & Families Board and Staff the 2011 Outstanding Organization Award! We are proud to serve the community.
What We Do
At the direction of the Board of Commissioners, and in conjunction with the guidelines set by the State Commission on Children and Families, the main purpose of the Polk County Commission for Children and Families (PCCCF) is to promote wellness for the children and families in Polk County, to mobilize communities and to develop policy and oversee the implementation of a local coordinated comprehensive plan.
When We Meet
Regular Commission meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Dallas School District Office Boardroom-111 SW Ash Street,-(click here for calendar) from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Times and locations may vary. Please email Lisa Shepard for up-to-date meeting information.
Polk County Commission for Children & Families Board Members
Herm Boes *Chair
|Salem Leadership Foundation||West Salem||
|Oregon Child Development Coalition||Independencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Kimberlee Ayers *Past Chair
|Khari Applewhite||First Community Credit Union||Dallasemail@example.com|
|Vickie Boer||Retired Educator||Dallasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cori Brownell||Family Building Blocks, Gracie's Place||Falls Cityemail@example.com|
|Jim Fowler||James W. Fowler Co.||Dallasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Stanley Graven||Retired Physician and Professor||Dallasemail@example.com|
|Judy Jeffreys||Retired Social Worker||Dallasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen Moynahan||Deputy City Attorney, City of Portland||Dallasemail@example.com|
|Craig Oviatt||West Salem Dream Center Director||West Salemfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jon Reeves||Community Action Head Start Director||West Salememail@example.com|
|Denise Swanson||211 Info Deputy Director||Dallasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joyce Wahl||Retired Educator||Independenceemail@example.com|
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