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Substance Abuse Advisory Board

Public meetings
The Substance Abuse Advisory Board meets monthly on the third Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. The board does not meet in December. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

Meeting agendas and audio files >
Join the advisory board
Individuals in recovery, members from diversity population, and those representing geographic areas of the county are encouraged to apply.

More information
Related information

SAAB By-Laws

2014 Clark County Recovery Forum
Agenda


2014 Annual Work Session with BOCC

The Substance Abuse Advisory Board (SAAB) reviews services, plans, and budgets for publicly funded substance abuse programs in Clark County and makes recommendations to the Board of Clark County Commissioners (BOCC) on program needs and priorities.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the BOCC and staff on alcohol and drug abuse issues.
  • Provide oversight through Community Services Alcohol and Drug Program by reviewing information, reports, and monitoring provided by program staff. This function allows the advisory board the ability to review contracted services provided for treatment, prevention, outreach, education and recovery services.
  • Assist staff in developing, updating, and implementing the county needs assessment and plan for alcohol and drug programs, which will make our services more effective, responsive, and accountable to the community it serves.
  • Community and legislative advocacy for the development and promotion of positive alternatives to substance abuse or addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

- Members
- Meetings


Members

Name Term expires
Elvira Ajanovic 03/31/16
Jessica DeFrees 03/31/16
Lisa Elsasser 03/31/16
Shane Gardner, Past Chair 03/31/16
Armando Herrera, Past Chair 03/31/16
Karen Kaiser, Chair 03/31/16
Lt. Kathy McNicholas, Vice Chair 03/31/16
Candis Oliver 03/31/16
Roy Pulver, Past Chair 03/31/16
Dr. Marcia Roi 03/31/16
Donnie Rychart 03/31/16
Philip Sheridan 03/31/16
Joey Smith, Executive Design Committee 03/31/16
Michael Ware 03/31/16

Meetings

All documents are PDF files unless otherwise noted.

2015

Date Agendas, minutes and related documents Audio files
June 16 Agenda Audio
May 19 Agenda Audio
April 21 Agenda Audio
March 17 Agenda Audio
February 17 Agenda Audio
January 20 Agenda Audio

2014

Date Agendas, minutes and related documents Audio files
November 18 Agenda Audio
October 21 Agenda Audio
September 16 Agenda Audio
August 19 Agenda Audio
July 15 Agenda Audio

Join the advisory board

Individuals in recovery, members from diversity population, and those representing geographic areas of the county are encouraged to apply. A working knowledge of or interest in issues related to alcoholism, drug addiction, substance abuse and violence prevention are recommended.

This is an opportunity for interested community members to give input on policy decisions related to publicly funded alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, and treatment services. Positions are voluntary and no member may be a provider of alcoholism and other drug addiction treatment services. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter expressing interest in being considered for appointment to this board to:

Board of Clark County Commissioners
Attn: Jennifer Clark
PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000

- Tips on submitting your cover letter and resume (PDF)

More information

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact DeDe Sieler at (360) 397-2075 ext. 7823 or Cyndi Smith at (360) 397-2075 ext. 7835. 

 

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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
E-mail: Community.Services@clark.wa.gov
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of County Councilors

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