Community Action Partnership


In July of 1999 the Solano County Board of Supervisors established a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement called the Solano Safety Net Consortium (SSNC).  This agreement included each of the seven (7) cities: Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville and Vallejo; as well as the unincorporated portions of Solano County represented by the Board of Supervisors.  The membership was to include eight (8) members representing each of the entities.  


The SSNC was established to provide:

  1. oversight and coordination of homeless and safety net services to the residents of Solano County;
  2. to serve as the conduit for safety net funding support;
  3. to administer such funds and make grants available to other non-profit entities for services to the homeless;
  4. to set policy and be the central agency for the oversight and technical assistance for the operation of homeless shelters, transitional housing, homeless assistance centers, community action councils and other safety net services; and
  5. to undertake such other programs as the Board of Directors may authorize.


The current name of this Agency is Community Action Partnership of Solano, Joint Powers Authority.


Governance Documents

Read the 1999 Resolution creating the JPA here.


View the Bylaws for the JPA here.

Annual Reports

JPA Board of Directors

Who We Are

CAP Solano JPA Board
Name Position Jurisdiction
Kathy Lawton-Caesar Chair City of Suisun City
Emily Cantu Vice-Chair City of Vacaville
Anne Putney Secretary City of Vallejo
Dawn La Bar Board Member City of Fairfield
Issac George Board Member City of Rio Vista
Kristin Kamm Board Member City of Benicia
Tanya Nowakowski Board Member Solano County

Meeting Calendar

The CAP Solano JPA meets every third Thursday of the month except where indicated on the calendar. Upcoming meetings will be posted to the Welcome page for community convenience. For advance copies of meeting materials, please contact the CAP Solano JPA.

Community Action Agency for Solano County

Collaborative Applicant for Continuum of Care Funding

Homeless Management Information System Lead Agency