Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions
Bay Area Region Training and Meetings

Training Description

Members of County Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions in the Bay Area Region are invited to attend this training, sponsored by CIBHS, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Redwood City. The overall objective of these events is to enhance the capacity of LBHBC members to perform their primary functions of reviewing and evaluating their county’s behavioral health programs and services, make recommendations on improvements needed, and increase statewide and regional access to education and training.

Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions 101” will be offered on Saturday, morning, 9:30 am-noon. This training will provide 2 hours of discussion about the roles and responsibilities of mental/behavioral health board members. Board members will learn about the requirements for Ethics Training and about how to participate in a meeting that conforms to the requirements of the Brown Act. A training on “Advocacy for Issues” will be presented in the afternoon, from 1:00-3:00 pm. Board members will learn how to encourage consumer participation and how to focus on a particular issue of interest in the public arena. Board members should come prepared with their questions about board membership and be ready for a great discussion. Lunch will be provided.

Board/Commission members are also invited to attend the CA Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC) General Session on Friday, April 20, 2018, in the morning and/or the California Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards/Commissions (CALBHB/C) meeting on Friday afternoon.  For questions regarding CALBHB/C Meetings, contact CALBHB/C Secretary/Treasurer Mae Sherman, or 530-257-6904, or visit For questions regarding the CBHPC, contact Dorinda Wiseman at or 916-650-6870.

Who Should Participate

All members of each County’s Local Behavioral Health Boards/Commissions are invited to attend. However, only one person per county will receive travel reimbursement. Carpooling is encouraged. To qualify for travel reimbursement, each Board or Commission must designate their representative who will be reimbursed for travel. Priority will be given to Bay Area regional members, but members from the other regions may be able to attend if space is available.


Please contact Shoshana Zatz at or Gerilyn Walcott at