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First 5's Reyes Offered Fresno EOC Top Job
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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December 19, 2019

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Emilia Reyes is set to become the next CEO of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission.
Reyes, who holds a similar role with First 5 Fresno County, is expected to over for Brian Angus, who is retiring.


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“As an Early Head Start and Head Start alumni and former WIC recipient, I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve in this capacity.” — Emilia Reyes
The EOC board voted unanimously on offering the position to Reyes at its meeting Wednesday night. Contract negotiations are pending.
In the meantime, the board named Michelle Tutunjian interim director, taking over on Jan. 1. Tutunjian, currently EOC’s enterprise officer, has been with the organization for 22 years.

Reyes Takes Over $131 Million Budget

Reyes will lead a non-profit agency with a $131 million budget.
“As an Early Head Start and Head Start alumni and former WIC recipient, I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” Reyes said.
Early Head Start, Head Start, and WIC are among the many federal programs Fresno EOC operates and manages. The agency employs 1,200 people and serves 120,000 in the county.
Angus called Fresno EOC an anti-poverty agency — the largest of its kind in California.
A Mendota native, Reyes has led First 5 for five years and been with the organization since 2003. According to her bio, she helped spearhead the opening of the Lighthouse for Children building in downtown Fresno.

Angus Finishes at End of Month

Angus leaves after nine years on the job, and decades of experience heading community action agencies — non-profit organizations created to operate privately and publicly funded programs that fight poverty.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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