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Senior Advisory Commission


The Senior Advisory Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Lathrop Senior Center, located at 15707 5th Street, Lathrop. For meeting information, call (209) 941-7380. 

Agendas and Minutes:

Senior Advisory Commission Agendas & Minutes are available by following this link.

Current Membership:

CommissionersCommission Expires
Dolores Lewis 6/30/2021
Mary DeLeon 6/30/2020
Gerald Rose 6/30/2021
Vada Klingman 6/30/2021
Robert Long 6/30/2019


Assesses the needs of the elderly community, works with public and private agencies to coordinate senior services, and monitors legislation of interest to seniors. Initiates and encourages educational and other appropriate activities which tend to promote an understanding of the needs and problems of the elderly and of the aging process. Works cooperatively with other senior citizen organizations to establish the Fremont Multi-Service Senior Center as a focal point for the senior community.


The functions of the Senior Advisory Commission, as provided by the Lathrop
Municipal Code, are as follows:

  • To coordinate recreational, education, and social service opportunities for those ages fifty (50) and above;
  • To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the senior center and its programs;
  • To encourage a sound program of physical expansion for recreational facilities designed for use by those ages fifty (50) and above including development and maintenance;
  • To foster close coordination of services between agencies in the county of San Joaquin providing services to seniors, and the City to avoid duplication of services;
  • To interpret senior programs to public officials and the general citizenry in order to promote understanding and financial support from public and private sources;
  • To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in making plans for and conducting activities for seniors;
  • To recommend to the City Council the establishment of general policies, rules and regulations, and rates or fees to be charged with respect to the operation of a senior center;
  • To consider recommendations and requests originating from any source;
  • To make periodic inspections of the senior center;
  • To advise the City Council in the acquisition, development, beautification and maintenance of additional facilities for use by seniors;
  • To advise the City Council in coordinating the senior services with the programs of other organizations and government agencies;
  • To advise in the preparation of the annual budget and long-range capital improvement programs for a senior center for submission to the City Council;
  • To advise the City Council on the problems of the development of facilities, programs and improved services for seniors;
  • To formulate policies on senior services for approval by the City Council, including, to the extent possible, agreements with other governing bodies for the best possible joint use of senior and other facilities;
  • To consider and make recommendations to the City Council on all requests for permanent facilities to be erected in conjunction with senior activities;
  • To recommend to the City Council policies, rules and regulations relating to the conduct of senior centers, senior events, and rates or fees to be charged for the use of senior facilities or programs;
  • To perform such other duties as may be requested from time to time by the City Council;
  • The City Council shall not receive recommendations from the commission on the same subject matter within a six-month period without significant additional information and/or without a majority vote of the commission;
  • To annually hold a joint meeting with the parks and recreation commission to discuss goals for the coming year; and
  • To approve purchases from monies that result from fund raising activities (currently called the senior center contributions account) up to and including the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) (excluding tax and shipping) with the department head’s signature and up to and including the
    amount of three thousand dollars ($3,000) (excluding tax and shipping) with the City manager’s signature. All purchases in excess of three thousand dollars ($3,000) or which will cause a physical change to any City property must be approved by the City Council. (Ord. 03-224 § 7: Ord. 03-222 § 6; Ord. 99-171 § 1
    (part): prior code § 32.54)

Staff Liaisons:

Teresa Vargas
City Clerk
Recruitment Process
(209) 941-7230

Zach Jones
Parks and Recreation Director
(209) 941-7385


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