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> Opportunity to Serve on Mental Health Community Services Subcommittees 2020-12-07

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TOMPKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 7, 2020

Media contact: Samantha Hillson, shillson@tompkins-co.org, (607) 274-6714
For more information about this opportunity: Frank Kruppa, (607) 274-6300 or Michelle Cocco, MCOCCO@tompkins-co.org, 607-274-5434

Opportunity to Serve on the Tompkins County Mental Health Community Services Subcommittees

(Ithaca, N.Y., December 7, 2020) – The Tompkins County Community Services Board (CSB) has vacancies on its three subcommittees and invites interested candidates to apply. The Board encourages individuals to apply who seek public involvement in mental health issues, substance use disorders, and development disabilities impacting our community.

The subcommittees have 9 members each and members serve four-year terms. Applicants must be 18 years of age, a resident of Tompkins County, and a U.S. citizen. The subcommittees meet once a month for approximately one and a half hours at the Mental Health Department, 201 E Green St., Ithaca, or currently via Zoom.

The following subcommittees have openings:

  • Substance Use Subcommittee: 1 vacancy 
  • Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee: 3 vacancies
  • Mental Health Subcommittee: 2 vacancies

To indicate interest in serving on one of the subcommittees, applicants must complete an Advisory Board Application form. The form may be obtained from the County Legislature office, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (Old Court House), entrance is on the Dewitt Park side of the building, 121 E. Court Street, Ithaca. The form is also available for download here

Please complete the form and submit it in one of the following ways:

After the application is submitted, candidates may be interviewed prior to recommendation by the CSB to the County Legislature for approval.
Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information on the CSB, please contact Frank Kruppa, Mental Health Commissioner, at 274-6300.  To obtain an application form, contact the Legislature office at 607-274-5434.

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