Citizen Oversight Committee

The Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee is in search of new members. Do you have what it takes to be a part of this influential team representing Fresno County? Download and complete the Nomination Form, below.

The deadline to submit applications is coming soon. Apply today!

Purpose of Citizen Oversight Committee

With the passage of the 2006 Measure C Extension, a 13-Member Citizen Oversight Committee was formed to inform the public and ensure that Measure C funding program revenues and expenditures are spent as promised to the public. The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) is responsible for staffing the Committee and providing technical and administrative assistance to support and publicize the Committee’s activities, with the staff assignment subject to approval of the Committee.

The Committee may receive, review and recommend any action or revision to plans, programs, audits or projects that is within the scope of its purpose stated above. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Receive, review, inspect, and recommend action on independent financial and performance audits related to the planning and implementation of the Measure C Extension program.
  • Receive, review, and recommend action on other periodic reports, studies and plans from responsible agencies including the Authority, Fresno COG, the Cities, the County or other agencies. Such reports, studies and plans must be directly related to Measure C Extension programs, revenues, or expenditures.
  • Review and comment upon Measure C Extension expenditures to ensure that they are consistent with the Expenditure Plan.
  • Annually review how sales tax receipts are being spent and publicize the results. Present Committee recommendations, findings, and requests to the public and the Authority in a formal annual report.

Contact Brenda Veenendaal with Fresno COG at brendav@fresnocog.org for applications or call her at (559) 233-4148 ext. 219.

Citizens Oversight Committee board meeting

Current Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee

Public-At-Large Appointees:

Retired Cal Fire employee. (Chair)

Retired, Vice President District Manager for Longs Drugs/C.V.S.

Chief Business Official with Golden Plains Unified School District

Community Relations for the Center for Climate Protection

Retired from positions in the construction industry

Senior Managing Consultant (semi-retired) for Knowledge Solutions Group

Community Organization Appointees:

Represents the Selma District Chamber of Commerce

Represents the League of Women Voters

Represents the Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC)

Represents the Fresno County Farm Bureau

Represents WE – Women Empowerment

2018-2019 Citizen Oversight Committee Membership

Public-at-large appointees:

Retired Cal Fire employee. (Chair)

Retired, Vice President District Manager for Longs Drugs/C.V.S.

Chief Business Official with Golden Plains Unified School District

Community Relations for the Center for Climate Protection

California State Director of Mi Familia Vota