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Community Services Board Seeks Prospective Members
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Community Services Board Seeks Prospective Members

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Community Services Board (CSB) is seeking applicants to serve as representatives especially from the Dulles, Potomac, Sterling and Sugarland Run Districts.

The Loudoun County CSB is appointed by and accountable to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to set policy for, and to administer the provision of, community-based services for people experiencing mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders. That responsibility includes oversight of the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services.

CSB members are drawn from the greater Loudoun community, and may represent a variety of backgrounds and interests, personal, professional, or civic, that may give them insight into the issues that concern the CSB. The CSB is particularly interested in seeking members who have experience especially in the area of communications, social media, and who have multi-lingual skills. Each new appointee would be eligible to serve up to three, three-year terms.

By law, one third of the members of a Community Services Board must self-identified as active consumers of a mental health, substance abuse, or developmental services (though not necessarily one provided directly by the CSB) or be the family member of someone actively receiving a service. No member of a CSB may be anyone who is employed by a CSB or by any agency that receives funding from a CSB.

CSB members are responsible for attending monthly CSB meetings, ad each CSB member is expected to serve on one or more committees and to attend the meetings monthly of the groups on which they serve.

The Community Services board will be recruiting and interviewing for prospective members beginning in February, 2011 and will recommend qualified applicants to the Board of Supervisors for terms beginning July 1, 2011.

Interested applicants should visit the Community Services Board page of the County website and click on the link under “Members” for an application and a summary of CSB roles and responsibilities.

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2011.

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