Commission on Aging


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  • Victoria Lancaster, District 1
    Term expires September 30, 2023
  • Vacant, District 2
  • Jay Kouba, District 3
    Term expires September 30, 2025
  • Vacant, District 4
  • Vacant, District 5

Members from Organizations Concerned with Older Adults

  • Marc Frankenstein
    Term expires September 30, 2024
  • Thomas S. Kalbrener
    Term expires September 30, 2024 
  • Beverly Saxon Leonard
    Term expires September 30, 2023
  • Mary G. Palmer
    Term expires September 30, 2023
  • Tessa Lorraine
    Term expires September 30, 2024
  • Vacant
    Term expires September 30, 2023
  • Renee Cazares
    Term expires September 30, 2024
  • John Pearson
    Term expires September 30, 2023
  • Kristi Morrow
    Term expires September 30, 2024

Commissioner Emeritus

  • Joice Beatty
    Appointed January 29, 2009
    Indefinite expiration
  • Dr. Kenneth P. Lee
    Appointed January 8, 2008
    Indefinite expiration
  • Marie T. Lucas
    Appointed July 15, 2008
    Indefinite expiration
  • Betty Rhodes
    Appointed July 10, 2001
    Indefinite expiration
  • Naomi Dreskin-Anderson
    Appointed November 16, 2021
    Indefinite expiration

Special Announcements


Commission Member’s Qualifications

Established September 12, 1977, pursuant to Napa County Resolution Number 77-151 and then established as a permanent County Commission on October 20, 1981, pursuant to Resolution No. 81-86. Resolution Number 87-93 was approved September 29, 1987, amending the composition of the Commission.

On January 16, 1996, (Resolution Number 96-08), the Board of Supervisors approved the following: Upon failure of a County Supervisor to designate a member from his / her District within a reasonable length of time, a member may be nominated by that Supervisor and appointed by the Board from outside of that District. On January 31, 2006, Resolution 06-18 several changes including the addition of two membership positions. The Napa County Commission on Aging consists of 15 members - one member from each of the five Supervisorial Districts and ten additional members from among individuals recommended by organizations concerned with older adults. It is desirable that all appointees are over the age of 55, but a person of a younger age will not be excluded.

The purpose and functions of the commission are to act as a coordinating body and clearinghouse for projects and activities which concern Napa County’s older citizens; act as an advisory body on behalf of the Board of Supervisors; recommend studies or programs for older adults; coordinate with other appointed Commissions or Advisory Committees to assess existing data to identify unmet needs and describe alternatives to meet these needs; review and offer comment on pending legislation; and disseminate information to older adults.

About the Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to serve as a communication vehicle between older adults and the local organizations designed to render services to the older adult community.

The Commission establishes committees to address legislation and public education. Ad-hoc committees are created from time to time to handle special topics brought to the Commission. Annual Reports to the Board of Supervisors discuss the many pressing problems facing older adults in Napa County.

Special meetings are held in various other locations throughout the county. There are no meetings in May or December.

The Commission was established September 12, 1977.

Mission Statement

The Commission serves as an advocate for the senior population by helping them to maintain a good quality of life and to remain independent by increasing awareness of the issues facing older adults in Napa County and by influencing public policy through regular reports to the Board of Supervisors.

Public Comment

The Commission welcomes the opportunity to hear from the public. If you have an issue that you would like to have addressed, please join us at any of our scheduled meetings.