Process for Expressing Interest in Being Suggested for Possible Consideration for Open Mental Health Board Position

Last year, legislation (Act 203) establishing the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board was signed into law.  There is currently an open position on the board, as Lyn Malofsky has resigned due to moving to Madison.  We thank Lyn for her service and advocacy.  Lyn’s position on the board was as “A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services.”  The bill includes a procedure for filling vacant positions – here is the language specific to the position which Lyn held and is now vacant:

A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services and who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for individuals who have experienced mental illness or substance abuse from organizations including Warmline, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co?occurring Competency Cadre. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the  Milwaukee County executive 4 representatives of the community for this board membership position.

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force (MMHTF) is designated in the bill as one of the organizations that the County Board of Supervisors shall solicit for suggestions for individuals who could serve in this position.  In order to be prepared to meet the responsibility of suggesting possible candidates, the Steering Committee is inviting Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force participants to recommend individuals for the open position, of “a representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services”, who are interested in serving, can commit the time to serve on the board, and who bring a commitment to the values of the board and other criteria noted below.  You may also self-nominate should you wish to serve.

Click here to review the Process for Expressing Interest in Being Suggested for Possible Consideration for Open Mental Health Board Position.