Mental Health Board will look at prevention and early intervention for students on Monday
On Monday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m., the Napa County Mental Health Board will convene a panel discussion focusing on prevention and early intervention strategies for students with behavioral health concerns. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend, to hear more about what services are available and what experts view as the greatest needs. Find out more on our website.
County offices closed Feb. 12 and Feb. 18
Most County offices will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday, and on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day. Some 24-hour facilities, such as the Jail and the Juvenile Justice Center, will be open. Please call ahead to ensure the services you require will be available.
District Attorney warns of foreign lottery scam
District Attorney Gary Lieberstein warns residents to be alert to scams, including letters or phone calls claiming that the recipient has won a foreign lottery and may redeem their prize by sending money. Find out more on the District Attorney's web pages and check back often for new information you can use to protect yourself.
Library has launched free adult literacy services at the American Canyon branch
The Napa County Library has launched English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy services for adults at the American Canyon branch. You can participate as a volunteer tutor or as a learner. We especially encourage you to share this information with family or friends who are unable to read it themselves. Find out more on the Literacy web pages!
Serve your community!
Serve on a County committee or commission; it's a great way to get involved and to make a difference in our community. Right now, there are openings on the Resource Conservation District Board of Directors, the Measure A Financial Oversight Committee, the Commission on Aging, the Dangerous Animal Hearing Panel and the Winegrape Pest & Disease Control District Board. Find out more on our website.
Gang & Youth Violence Prevention Commission will meet Feb. 13 in Calistoga
The Commission includes members from law enforcement, criminal justice, schools, religious organizations, community members and more. Monday's meeting will feature a presentation from Dr. Esmeralda Mondragon, the superintendent of Calistoga schools, on school violence preparedness and prevention. Find out more on our website.
This week, we're proud of our Commuter employees!
43 County employees earned prizes and accolades and made Napa County the top employer in the 2012 Napa Green Commute Challenge, sponsored by Solano Napa Commuter Information (SNCI) and the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency. During the three-month challenge, our employees biked, car pooled, walked, took mass transit or used an equally "green" method of commuting to work a total of 1,753 days. SNCI figures our staff reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 21,000 pounds. Well done!
The next Board of Supervisors meeting is Feb. 26
The agenda for that meeting will be available on or about Feb. 21. You can always see agendas and minutes for most County meetings on our website, as well as view meetings in real time.