Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Press Release

Notice to Interested Parties

Application Process for Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Recommendations

By - Apr 9th, 2014 10:55 am

Recently, the Wisconsin State Legislature passed Senate Bill 565, which creates a Milwaukee County Mental Health Board (MCMHB) to oversee mental health services in Milwaukee County. The legislation requires the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to make recommendations to the Governor for five of the voting members of the MCMHB.

1) A psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in a full continuum of behavioral health services for children.

2) A psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in a full continuum of behavior health services for adults.

3) A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services.

4) A psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse who specializes in a full continuum of behavioral health and medical services including emergency detention, inpatient, residential, transitional, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and wraparound community-based services.

5) A health care provider representing community-based mental health services providers who specialize in community-based, recovery-oriented, mental health systems.

Applications must be completed and submitted Friday, April 18, 2014, no later than 4:00 P.M. Applications for all board member recommendations are attached. They also can be found online at:

Applications will be reviewed after the submittal deadline and applicants may be asked to interview in- person or on-the-phone. If selected, the individual will need to be present for a County Board committee meeting. Recommendations will then be sent to the full County Board for approval at the May 22nd County Board meeting. Recommendations then will be sent to the Governor, who will select the final recommendations.

Thank you for your assistance in nominating and encouraging candidates to apply for this important board. We know you are dedicated to ensuring quality mental health services in Milwaukee County, and we know you will make recommendations thoughtfully. We hope you will share our desire to recommend individuals who will hold the system accountable for culturally competent, community-based, person-centered, recovery-oriented, efficient and effective mental health services.

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