Commission Members


Commission on Aging

Commission Members
Members Representing Appointment Expiration
 Naomi Dreskin-Anderson  District #2 11-01-2011       09-30-2013   
 Heather Stanton  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults 05-01-2012  09-30-2013  
 Mark Perkins     Org. Concerned w/Older Adults 11-01-2011  09-30-2013
 Kristi Lesnewich  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults 11-01-2011  09-30-2013
 Shirley Blomquist  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults 11-01-2011  09-30-2013
 Edith Dolley-Longmire  District #1 11-01-2011  09-30-2013
 Betty Rhodes  District #4 11-20-2012  09-30-2014 
 Elizabeth Anne Payne        District #5 11-20-2012  09-30-2014
 Terri Restelli-Deits  Org Concerned w/Older Adults 11-20-2012  09-30-2014
JoAnn Busenbark  Org Concerned w/Older Adults 11-20-2012  09-30-2014
 Carroll Cotten  District #3 11-20-2012  09-30-2014
 Lilia Navarro     Org. Concerned w/Older Adults 11-20-2012  09-30-2014
 Deborah Brunner  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults 11-20-2012  09-30-2014 
 Thomas Kalbrener  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults 05-14-2013     09-30-2014

Member Biographies


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

On Jan. 16, 1996, (Resolution No. 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 Jan. 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.