Human Services Commission


  • Meeting Occurrence:

     Normally Held on the 4th Thursday of the following months:  January, March, July, and November (held on the 3rd Thursday of November)*  During the COVID-19 Pandemic, meeting dates may change. 
  • Meeting Time:

    7:00 p.m. 
  • Meeting Location:

     Dublin Civic Center
                                            City Council Chamber 
                                            100 Civic Plaza 
                                            Dublin, CA 94568  
NOTE: Meetings are occasionally cancelled and special meetings are called as necessary.  Please review the agenda (below) or call the City Manager's Office at 925-833-6650 to confirm meeting date and time.

Agendas & Minutes

For Agendas, Staff Reports, and Minutes please visit the City of Dublin Meeting Calendar.  Agendas are also available at the Dublin Civic Center, Shannon Community Center, and the Dublin Public Library.  Past agendas and minutes are available at the Past Meetings links below.

The draft minutes of the Commission meetings are generally presented to the Commission for approval at the following meeting. Once approved by the Commission, the approved minutes are available for distribution on this webpage, at the Dublin Civic Center, or upon request for a minimal copy charge.

Past Meetings

View [2019] [2018] [2017]  [2016]  [2015]  [2014]  [2013] Meetings

Commission Members

Commission Member Position Term Expiration Date
Vacant  Commissioner December 2020
Shawn Costello
Commissioner December 2020
Candy Velasco Vice-Chairperson December 2020
Ankita Sharma
December 2022
Janet Songey
December 2022
Nelia Soares  Alternate Commissioner  December 2020
Michael McCorriston  Alternate Commissioner  December 2020 

Commission Responsibilities

The Human Services Commission is an advisory body to the City Council and City Staff. This Commission is made up of five members of the community who serve four-year staggered terms. The Human Services Commission provides the City Council with grant funding recommendations for the Human Services Grants Program and the Federal Community Development Block Grants program. The Commission also collaborates with the Cities of Livermore and Pleasanton Human Service Commissions to address unmet needs identified in the Tri-Valley Human Services Needs Assessment. The City Council formed this Commission in 2013 as an outcome of the Human Services Task Force.  The Human Services Commission Bylaws and Rules of Procedure govern the meetings and activities of the Commission.


The City of Dublin Human Services Commission is dedicated to outreach, education, and collaboration to address the community's human service needs as represented in the adopted needs assessment.


The Human Services Commission seeks solutions to the needs identified in the adopted needs assessment. The Commission will make recommendations to the Council on priorities for efforts that are consistent with the City Council's adopted mission, vision, and values.

The Commission evaluates, encourages, and advocates for the provision of human services in the community by making recommendations for organizational grant funding, educating residents on human services needs and promoting available services, supporting citizen awareness, engagement and volunteerism in addressing human service needs, and by collaborating with neighboring cities on regional human services solutions.

Contact Us

Contact the Commissioners via email. For questions regarding the Human Services Commission, please call Rich Jochner at 925-833-6645.