Your MHRB Board
The Mental Health and Recovery Board exists to serve the mental health and recovery needs of our community. The Board is established in state law (ORC 340) and is responsible for the development, operation, and supervision of publicly funded mental health and alcohol/drug services in Ashland County. Meet our 18 community volunteers, learn about the responsibilities they fulfill, and discover how you can get involved.
Board Requirements and Responsibilities
Board member requirements are set by Ohio Revised Code, Section 340.02
All potential board members must:
All new board members complete a two hour orientation session which includes the required ethics training.
Board Member Responsibilities and Duties
Board Committees and Meeting Schedule
Much of the work done by the board is conducted in committee meetings. All board members are expected to serve on at least one committee. However, committees are not empowered to make decisions on behalf of the Board. Any recommendations made by a committee must be brought before the full Board during a regular business meeting for consideration and approval.
Board meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month. There are no regular Board or committee meetings in July and December. All meetings start at 4:00 p.m. and take place at the Mental Health and Recovery Board office at 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland, Ohio.
The Board has four standing committees:
This committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The primary role of the Planning Committee is to direct staff in the planning of services that will be provided with Board funds. In addition, the Committee reviews the evaluation, monitoring and compliance activities of the Board.
This committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The primary role of the Finance Committee is to review and recommend to the full Board the Board budget, budget revisions and monthly financial statements, including the warrants.
This committee meets on an as-needed basis. The Nominating Committee identifies possible candidates to serve on the Board, reviews current Board needs, researches the backgrounds of potential members, conducts interviews with potential members, and starts the nomination process to the Full Board and ultimately the appointing authority (OhioMHAS and County Commissioners) for formal appointment.
This committee on an as-needed basis, usually immediately before or following a regular board meeting. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Board officers and committee chairs. The primary role of this committee is to address issues regarding personnel and building/grounds.
Board members are appointed by one of the following:
Board members are appointed to four-year terms. A board member may serve two consecutive four-year terms.
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