Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Region 2 Advisory Council

(Serving: Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, Wilkinson, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes, Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Screven, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton Counties)

MEMBERS: 3 local from Athens-Clarke County (33 Counties, and 43 board members overall)

TERM: 3 year - limit 3 consecutive 3 year terms

AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Georgia Laws § 37-2-4

MEETING INFORMATION

  • The third Thursday of even months except December at 1:00 P.M., Advantage Pavilion for Behavioral Health, 240 Mitchell Bridge Road
  • Special meetings: determined at the time of call

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inform DBHDD of local needs and priorities;
  • Organize local input of natural supports;
  • Recommend community improvements to DBHDD;
  • Provide input to DBHDD regarding the local perspectives of consumers, families, and community stakeholders;
  • Encourage DBHDD’s work with prevention programs;
  • Identify DBHDD service gaps within its region using existing data and community and assist the DBHDD Statewide Leadership Council in identifying statewide priorities;
  • Consider and communicate recommendations for addressing these gaps; and
  • Participate in follow-up efforts to encourage service improvements.


MEMBERSTERM EXPIRES
Kelli Ogunsanya06-30-2019
Lydia Aletraris06-30-2020
Jill Gambill06-30-2021


METHOD OF APPOINTMENT
Mayor and Commission

CONTACT
Dawn Peel, Behavioral Health Regional Services Administrator
Karla Brown, Developmental Disabilities Regional Services Administrator
706-792-7733

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