Mental Health Advisory Board
Purpose of the Mental Health Advisory Board
The Mental Health Advisory Board is an advisory board of the Spokane County Community Services, Housing, Community Development Department. The board members comprise a voluntary citizen board whose role is to advise the department and County Commissioners on matters relating to mental health services in Adams, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens Counties. Each member is expected to represent all citizens of the county in their recommendations and advice.
Monthly Meeting: Community Services Building, 312 W. 8th Ave, Spokane WA, Fifth Floor Conference Room
Meets the third Monday of every month at 4:30 pm
Quarterly Meeting (held in place of the monthly meeting): Davenport Counseling Office, 1211 Merriem, Davenport, WA
Meets once per quarter to be determined at 11:00 a.m.
Members: 10 Adults, from Spokane County; 1 Adult from each of the following counties: Adams, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens; and 5 Adult At-Large positions for individuals residing in the following counties; Adams, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens.
Term: 3 years
Details: Members are chosen for their demonstrated concern for mental health issues. Members of the Board are representative of the community, and we encourage members of minority groups and people in recovery and resilience to participate in our Advisory Board. It is helpful in the review process if applicants identify themselves as people in recovery or as a member of a minority group.
Responsibilities are as follows:
- Participate in public meetings to solicit input from Spokane County citizens, service providers and consumers regarding needs and priorities for services. Assist in the determination of priorities and service levels.
- Participate in the review of applications for funding which have been submitted to the department
- Review and comment on the department plan for services
- Review budget material which has been submitted to the department during the application process
- Review monitoring reports of contracted services to evaluate annual performance
Seeking individuals who are or have received mental health services; family members of individuals with mental illness; Law Enforcement; or members of the Colville, Spokane, or Kalispel Tribe to fill the following vacancies (applicants must reside in the County for the position in which they are applying):
NOTE: Meeting location and frequency is determined based on the County that you are serving.
The board meets at least 10 times per year and the average commitment per month is approximately 2 hours. During the funding cycle when applications are being reviewed, time requirements will increase.
Spokane County Code/WAC & RCW References