Mental Health Advisory Board

Monthly Meeting

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • The 3rd Monday of every month
  • Community Services Building
    312 W 8th Avenue
    5th Floor Conference Room
    Spokane, WA 99204

Quarterly Meeting

  • 11 a.m.
  • Once per quarter to be determined
  • Davenport Counseling Office
    1211 Merriem Street
    Davenport, WA 99122

Member Specifications

Members: 10 Adults, from Spokane County; 1 Adult from each of the following counties: Adams, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens; and 5 Adult At-Large positions for individuals residing in the following counties; Adams, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens.

Term: 3 years

Details: Members are chosen for their demonstrated concern for mental health issues. Members of the Board are representative of the community, and we encourage members of minority groups and people in recovery and resilience to participate in our Advisory Board. It is helpful in the review process if applicants identify themselves as people in recovery or as a member of a minority group.


The Mental Health Advisory Board is an advisory board of the Spokane County Community Services, Housing, Community Development Department. The board members comprise a voluntary citizen board whose role is to advise the department and County Commissioners on matters relating to mental health services in the counties of:
  • Adams
  • Ferry
  • Grant
  • Lincoln
  • Okanogan
  • Pend Oreille
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
Each member is expected to represent all citizens of the county in their recommendations and advice.

Responsibilities/Time Commitment

Responsibilities are as follows:
  • Participate in public meetings to solicit input from Spokane County citizens, service providers and consumers regarding needs and priorities for services. Assist in the determination of priorities and service levels.
  • Participate in the review of applications for funding which have been submitted to the department
  • Review and comment on the department plan for services
  • Review budget material which has been submitted to the department during the application process
  • Review monitoring reports of contracted services to evaluate annual performance
Seeking individuals who are or have received mental health services; family members of individuals with mental illness; Law Enforcement; or members of the Colville, Spokane, or Kalispel Tribe to fill the following vacancies (applicants must reside in the County for the position in which they are applying).

Note: Meeting location and frequency is determined based on the County that you are serving.

The board meets at least 10 times per year and the average commitment per month is approximately 2 hours. During the funding cycle when applications are being reviewed, time requirements will increase.

Spokane County Code/WAC and RCW References