Shelley Ena, Coordinator
Umatilla County Commission on Children and Families
216 SE 4th Street
PO Box 1125
Pendleton, OR 97801
Umatilla County Courthouse
216 SE Fourth Street
Pendleton, Or 97801
The Courthouse is open 8 am. to 5 pm. Mon. through
The Commission on Children and Families is a 14 member body
community volunteers that are appointed to 4-year terms by
County Board of Commissioners.
Comprehensive, Community, Planning and Implementation
• Lead and coordinate a local planning process that promotes shared organizational leadership.
• Convene and engage broad, community participation that values inclusiveness and diversity from both informal and formal partners.
• Facilitate the local process of compiling and analyzing data, mapping services, referencing existing plans and gaining understanding of the underlying issues. Identify issues, gaps, barriers, needs, strengths and review information on proven and best practices to determine actions.
• Develop collective strategic actions to address issues, gaps, and barriers across multiple disciplines and share leadership on implementing planned actions.
• Determine LCCF investments of time and resources to advance plan implementation
• Promote shared leadership among agencies, community organizations to implement and monitor the comp plan and related service plans.
• Provide leadership and expertise on children, youth and family issues.
• Develop policy recommendations to address needed changes in law, practice, procedures, protocol and rules to address issues, fill gaps or bring solutions to barriers that affect children, youth and families.
• Provide information and resources regarding best practices for programs and policies in the county.
• Advise BOCC on policy reform regarding children, youth and families, including alignment of policies and resource allocations to ensure accessible and effective service delivery and on legislative and other state actions that affect county programs, policies and procedures.
• Engage community members in addressing issues facing children, youth and families, while promoting respectful inclusion of all community members.
• Strengthen links between the community and formal service networks.
• Build community awareness, knowledge and advocacy around children, youth and families issues, identified needs and effective actions.
• Facilitate development of community solutions and partnerships for addressing children, youth and family issues.
• Celebrate community success in impacting children, youth and family issues.
• Work together across multiple disciplines and partners to develop and assure a comprehensive continuum of services across the age and deli very continuum
• Act as a catalyst for system delivery improvement through increased effectiveness, efficiency and innovation.
• Build community capacity to better manage and develop resources and to ensure the sustainability of service delivery systems, including regional partnerships where common interests exist.
• Facilitate mediation and other alternative conflict resolution approaches for community groups seeking to develop collaborations or partnerships.
(Ensuring Quality and Accountability)
• Identify services and service delivery improvements needed in communities.
• Improve existing services through promotion of evidence based practices.
• Invest LCCF resources for the implementation of programs and initiati ves that address issues identified in the comprehensive, community plan and monitor, evaluate and manage those resources.
• Monitor and evaluate local comprehensive plan effectiveness .