Children's Needs Task Force

2020 Barnes & Noble Book Drive

For over 10 years, the Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra has partnered with the City of Huntington Beach’s Children’s Needs Task Force for the annual Holiday Book Drive.
Non-profit 501(C)3 youth organizations, schools, and other community groups that focus on empowering youth through reading are encouraged to apply. Interested patrons may purchase books to be donated to youth organizations in Huntington Beach. Through this generous opportunity, the heroes at Barnes & Noble are giving children in need a treasure to warm their holiday and a powerful tool to brighten their future.
Now through December 12, visit Barnes & Noble in Bella Terra at 7881 Edinger Ave #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.
Click here to view the 2020 Barnes & Noble Book Drive flyer.

Meeting Dates and Times

The CNTF meets the fourth Thursday every other month at 4:00 pm in Room B-7, Lower-Level, Civic Center, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.


The Children's Needs Task Force (CNTF) believes that the future of our city depends on how we view our children. The community must provide an environment where children can grow up and become healthy mature adults who feel themselves to be a part of the community. Local leaders must work with schools, outside agencies, the police, and the young people of our community to effectively identify the needs of children, and to develop an approach with which to meet these needs. The Task Force is available to provide their recommendations to the City Council concerning appropriate methods to meet the needs of children in Huntington Beach.

A Declaration of Policy about Children and Young Adults


In the event a member retires or is unable to complete his/her term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term. The Children's Needs Task Force is accepting applications to fill current vacancies. Top applicants will be invited to an interview with City Council members. To apply to become a member, please complete the Boards & Commission Application.


Task Force Member

Cynthia Varnell - Chair
Chana Warnock - Vice Chair
Dr. Joslin de Diego, Ed. D.
Linda Rowlson

09/19 - 08/21
09/19 - 08/23
09/19 - 08/21
09/19 - 08/21
Council Liaisons
Natalie Moser
Staff Liaison Recording Secretary
Kristin Martinez
Community Services Manager - Programs & Services
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Codi Tennessen
Community Services & Recreation Specialist
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