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Children & Families Commission

Children & Families Commission At Sutter County Children & Families Commission, we focus on the first 5 years of life. We want all Sutter County children to have a strong foundation, so they can reach their full potential. Sutter County Children & Families Commission is committed to ensuring all children ages 0 to 5 are born healthy and raised in nurturing homes and communities.

The Sutter County Children & Families Commission and its programs are Tobacco Tax (Prop 10) Funded Programs.

Our Vision:
All children in Sutter County will have optimal health, be nurtured and prepared to succeed.

Our Mission:
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.

Sutter County Children & Families Commission is led by a Commission made up of nine individuals appointed by the Sutter County Board of Supervisors. The Commission adopts a strategic plan that addressed identified challenges, strengths and problems faced by children 0 to 5 and their families and funds programs and services that align with the plan.

For more information about Sutter County Children & Families Commission programs and services, please visit

Sutter County Children & Families Commissioners


Mike Ziegenmeyer
Commission Chair
Sutter County Supervisor, District 3

Tonya Byers
Commission Vice Chair
Child Care Planning County of YS Counties

Nancy O'Hara
Sutter County Health and Human Services

Tom Reusser
Sutter County Office of Education

Mathew Gulbrandsen
Live Oak Unified School District

Doreen Osumi
Yuba City Unified Schools District

Dr. Carolyn Patton
Assistant Superintendent, SELPA,
Sutter County Superintendent of Schools

Nicole Ritner
Sutter County Probation Chief,
Sutter County

Brad McIntire
Community Services Director,
City of Yuba City


Meet the Staff

Sutter County Better Way Logo
Pictured: Pam, Jennifer, Erica, Michele, Julie


Michele Blake
Executive Director

Julie Price
Executive Secretary

Pam Basi
Health Program Specialist

Erica Melchor
Health Program Specialist

Jennifer Ybarra
Child Development Behavioral Specialist

Office Hours


Contact Information

Michele Blake
1445 Veterans Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA  95993
Phone Number:
(530) 822-7505
Fax Number:
(530) 822-7508