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El Dorado County Mental Health Commission seeks 2 new members

The El Dorado County Mental Health Commission is currently seeking two new members to fill vacancies.

The 16-member commission advises the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the County Behavioral Health director, according to a press release. Commission members review and evaluate community mental 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 are appointed by the supervisors and serve for a three-year term. The commission includes 10 members from the West Slope of the County, five members from South Lake Tahoe and one supervisors . According to the press release, 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 two positions, one person representing South Lake Tahoe and the other representing the West Slope of El Dorado County. Ideally, these candidates will also be representative of the Latino/Hispanic community, have personal experience receiving mental health services and/or represent young people in the community.

To be eligible, members must be at least 18 years old, residents of El Dorado County, and have received mental health services or have a family member who has received mental health services, and/or be familiar with mental health services. El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency employees 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 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 Mental Health Commission, please contact Jim Abram, commission chairman, at 530-644-5505.

A downloadable application can be found at http://bit.ly/2sjjjab.

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