6-12-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Mental health, addictions council in search of members

The Clackamas County Mental Health and Addictions Council seeks four new members. The Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) appoints members to three-year terms.

Ideal candidates reside within the boundaries of Clackamas County and represent the geographic and ethnic diversity of the county.

Consumers, family members of consumers or individuals who have a demonstrated interest in mental health and addictions services, or representatives of community organizations who will help to enhance the leadership role of the council in developing community-based systems of services are encouraged to apply.

The advisory council identifies service needs and priorities in local communities and makes recommendations to the behavioral health director and the BCC on mental health and addictions services, including education, prevention, and treatment.

The council provides a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information and education.

Meetings are scheduled 10 times a year on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Public Services Building located at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county’s website: http://www.clackamas.us//miscapp/application.jsp.

For an application form contact Public and Government Affairs at 503-742-4353. For additional information, contact Karen Erwin at 503-742-5310.

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