First District Announces Openings for County Boards and Commissions

There is one (1) opening on the Human Services Commission and two (2) on the ADP Board. “Serving on a County Board or Commission is an opportunity for members of the community to become actively engaged with local government by offering their insight and knowledge on important issues” said Supervisor Carbajal. “I encourage those with an interest in serving on one of these commissions to consider applying for one of these openings.”

The following is a brief description of the subject commissions:

· Human Services Commission:

The Human Services Commission of Santa Barbara County was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1977 to advise the Board concerning the development and implementation of effective human service policies. The Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Board for specified County General Funds and HUD funded grants to nonprofit agencies. In addition, and in cooperation with the Department of Social Services, the Commission makes recommendations for the awarding of grants to nonprofit agencies of specified state, federal and local child abuse prevention funds

· Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Problems:

The Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board is comprised of 20 community members, appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, with representation from law enforcement, persons in recovery, family members of people in recovery, professionals, and educators. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide a forum to obtain comprehensive, broad-based input from the community and other sources that can be utilized to advise the Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Department

For an application form, visit the County website at: or call Supervisor Carbajal’s office at 568-2186.

In order to be considered applications need to be returned to Supervisor Carbajal’s office or the Clerk of the Board by Friday June 28, 2013

Eric Friedman

Office of Salud Carbajal

(805) 568-2186


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