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.