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.
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.
Review and advise Board of Supervisors on mental health services and issues.
All terms are three years and expire on December 31, in the third year after appointment.
With prior approval of the MHB Executive Committee, members can be reimbursed for expenses & mileage related to their board duties.
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.
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