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05/16/2016 MINUTES 1 <br /> COMMISSIONERS' MINUTES <br />KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br />COMMISSIONERS CONFERENCE ROOM <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />MONDAY 9:40 A.M. MAY 16, 2016 <br /> <br />Board members present: Chairman Obie O’Brien & Vice-Chairman Paul <br />Jewell. Excused: Commissioner Laura Osiadacz. <br /> <br />Others: Mandy Buchholz, Deputy Clerk of the Board & Robin Read, <br />Public Health Administrator. <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING DEPARTMENT HEAD COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />Robin Read, Public Health Administrator explained that after some <br />discussion with BoCC Staff, there were some concerns with positions <br />available for members on the new Behavioral Health & Recovery <br />Advisory Board (BHRAB). Mandy Buchholz, Deputy Clerk of the Board <br />explained that with the changes to the County Mental Health & <br />Developmental Disabilities Board and the County Alcohol/Substance <br />Abuse Advisory Board (ASAAB) there are not enough vacancies. She <br />explained that she had discussed with Ms. Read about who from the <br />MH/DD Board would be moving to the “new” (BHRAB). She explained that <br />after that discussing the changes with Ms. Read it was evident there <br />were not enough spaces for members due to almost all the current <br />MH/DD members planning to move to the County Substance Abuse <br />Advisory Board. <br /> <br />There was some discussion about options of how to address the <br />changes. The Board directed Ms. Read to define the members within <br />the Bylaws & how many members will be on the new BHRAB. Then the <br />Board will adopt the Bylaws to include however many members they <br />come up with. They also determined that the same thing would be done <br />with the ASAAB with Chairman O’Brien and Dave Wilson of Merit <br />Resources. <br /> <br />There was discussion on the potential of the County DD Coordinator <br />staffing the ASAAB. Ms. Read stated that she would have a <br />conversation if the Board was interested when time permitted. She <br />felt she would need to increase the hours possibly for the DD <br />Coordinator. <br /> <br />Meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m. <br /> <br /> <br />KITTITAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />DEPUTY CLERK OF THE BOARD KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br />