I have served on the Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee for the past 2-1/2 years. This high impact committee is a board of professional private and public care providers (plus me) who take the work of giving the Board of County Commissioners expert advise on how to best serve their clients and those in need of service while using resources as effectively as possible.
The work ranges from reviewing strategic planning and operational tactics to identifying new effective ways to provide cures and treatment. I have listed the current opening on the committee below. If you’re interested you would join certificated professionals and clients in this important line of work. For more on the committee work click here.
DATE: July 16, 2015
SUBJECT: MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY / LOCAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE
CONTACT: Diana Avery, 541-682-8781
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Lane County Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee (MHA/LADPC). Committee members’ responsibilities, in addition to serving on the MHA/LADPC, may include serving on a steering committee and will require two daytime meetings per month. People with interest and background in mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues are encouraged to apply.
MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY/LOCAL ALCOHOL & DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE: Advises the Board of Commissioners and Health & Human Services Department on matters relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues in Lane County by reviewing major policies of the community mental health program and makes recommendations to the Director and assists in identifying needs and priorities.
METING SCHEDULE: Monthly, third Wednesday of the month at 2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. In addition, the successful applicant may also volunteer to serve on the MHA/LADPC steering subcommittee which will entail attendance at that meeting one or two times per month.
VACANCIES: Three (3) lay-member position representatives of the community with a specific interest and knowledge in mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or addictions issues is open at this time.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Four-year term
MEMBERSHIP: Thirteen (13).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 17, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
People representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners’ Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene.
To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.