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Mental Health Board

The Mental Health Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.

The Mental Health Board Executive Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.

Call (707) 565-4850 to verify that the meeting is taking place, to inquire about the special presentation, to suggest a future presentation topic, or to be placed on the mailing list.

  • When: February 18, 2020 from 5:00 7:00 PM

    The Mental Health Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.

  • When: March 17, 2020 from 5:00 7:00 PM

    The Mental Health Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.

  • When: April 21, 2020 from 5:00 7:00 PM

    The Mental Health Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.

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Description

The Mental Health Board acts as a community focal point for mental health issues by reviewing & evaluating the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities, & special problems. It advises the Board of Supervisors & the Behavioral Health Director regarding any aspect of local mental health programs. Each Sonoma County Supervisor can appoint three representatives.

Authority

Board of Supervisors - Title 9, California Administrative Code, Sec. 3 (HEW) Subchapter 3, Article I Sec. 1340; Sec. 5604 W & I: Welfare & Institutions Code 5604 (a) (1): Each community mental health service shall have a mental health board consisting of 10 to 15 members, depending on the preference of the county, appointed by the governing body, except that boards in counties with a population of less than 80,000 may have a minimum of five members. One member of the board shall be a member of the local governing body.

Duties

Review and advise Board of Supervisors on mental health services and issues.

Membership Term

All terms are three years and expire on December 31, in the third year after appointment.

Compensation

With prior approval of the MHB Executive Committee, members can be reimbursed for expenses & mileage related to their board duties.

Contact Information

Mental Health Board Clerk, 707-565-4850, email DHS-MHB@sonoma-county.org

Meeting Schedule

The MHB typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month EXCEPT in August & December, when it usually takes Summer & Holiday breaks. In addition, the MHB meets quarterly in outlying geographical areas, which can change from year to year. Please view the Meetings on our calendar for the location.

Need more information? Contact us via email at maddybook@sonoma-county.org.

Contact Information

Kathy Smith, Chairperson

Sonoma County Mental Health Board

Mailing Address

2227 Capricorn Way

Suite 207

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Contact Information

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