Friday, January 30, 2009

County Seeks Substance Abuse Advisory Board members

Vancouver, Wash. – The Board of Clark County Commissioners is recruiting members to serve on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board (SAAB).

The Substance Abuse Advisory Board (SAAB) advises and makes recommendations to the Clark County Board of Commissioners and county alcohol and drug addiction program manager regarding alcoholism and drug addiction programs in Clark County. Board activities include community needs assessment, prioritization, program planning, evaluation, monitoring and community education for treatment and prevention services.

Clark County values ethnic and life experience representation on its advisory boards and must have representation from all of these communities. This diversity is vital to better identify treatment, intervention and prevention services needed in Clark County.

It is very important that prospective board members have a working knowledge or strong interest in learning the issues and needs related to alcohol and other drug addictions including treatment, prevention, crisis services, diversity issues, service capacity and resource development.

We encourage applications from all areas of Clark County. Anyone interested in serving on the advisory board should send a letter and resume before March 1, 2009 to:

Clark County Board of Commissioners

PO Box 5000

Vancouver, WA 98666

Attention: Jennifer Clark

Specific questions may be directed to Barbara Becker at (360) 397-2075 ext. 7831 or Cyndi Smith at (360) 397-2075 ext. 7835.

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