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(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County Behavioral Health Commission is currently seeking five new members to fill vacancies. The 16-member commission is advisory to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the County Behavioral Health Director. Commission members review and evaluate community behavioral health needs, services, facilities and special problems. The Commission meets at least once per month and may also be called together for special meetings.
Members of the Behavioral Health Commission are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and serve for a three-year term. The Commission includes fifteen members representing the entire county, including the Tahoe Basin, and one member of the Board of Supervisors.
The commission strives to form a membership that is reflective of the demographics and ethnic diversity of the client population in El Dorado County. Currently, the commission is looking to fill five positions. Ideally, these candidates will also be representative of the ethnic diversity of the community, have personal experience receiving behavioral health services and/or represent young people in the community.
To be eligible to serve on the Commission, members must be at least 18 years old, residents of El Dorado County and have received behavioral health services or have a family member who has received behavioral health services, and/or be familiar with behavioral health services. Employees of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and their spouses, as well as members of the Governing Body of a mental health contracting agency, may not serve on the Commission.
Participation on the Behavioral Health Commission is voluntary. Members are not compensated for their time, but may be eligible for reimbursements for actual and necessary expenses connected with their duties. For questions about the Behavioral Health Commission, please contact Jim Abram, Commission Chairman, at (530) 644-5505.
A downloadable application for membership on the commission can be found online: www.edcgov.us/mentalhealth
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