Type Regular
Objective To act as an independent advocate for older persons as mandated by the Older Americans Act, and the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act by taking positions on matters pertaining to federal, state and local policies, programs and procedures, and any legislation affecting older persons.
Established 1994-07-02
Authority 42 U.S.C. 3126 SEC 306 (a) (b) (G)Section 1321.57 Older American's Act (federal); County Admin Code section 2.72 (old sec 5-50), and 2.64.010 Resolution #154924 Bylaws amended 9/26/06 Ag, F21393, #22
Agency/Dept Social Services Agency
Location 6955 Foothill Blvd Suite #300    Oakland CA  94605    QIC: 24550
Staff Person Jennifer Stephens-Pierre Work: (510) 577-1966
Term (Seats) 4 years, and not to exceed 2 four-year terms. Appointments to fill vacancies shall serve for the unexpired term of the person
Meetings Monthly, 2nd Monday, 9:30 a.m.
Qualifications Members shall be older individuals who are participants or who are eligible to participate in programs assisted under this Act, representatives of older individuals, local elected officials, and the general public, to advise continuously the area agency on all matters relating to the development of the area plan, the administration of the plan and operations conducted under the plan.
Appointments The Advisory Commission shall consist of 21 Commissioners, appointed in the following manner: Each member of the board nominates two commissioners, one being a low income and/or minority. 8 Commissioners shall be appointed by the Alameda County Mayors = Conference (4 from north county and 4 from south county). 3 additional Commissioners shall be appointed at large by the Board of Supervisors from any of the following: (1) representatives of the Nutrition Project Councils funded by the Area Agency on Aging; (2) unpaid volunteers who work with service providers who serve a thousand or more older citizens; or (3) volunteers from the general public who have demonstrated an interest in serving on the Commission. Recommendations for these three appointments will be made by the Commission and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors. Paid personnel of service providers who are funded by the Area Agency are excluded from membership. A person appointed to fill any vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term of the person he or she succeeds.