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Community Members Needed to Serve on Behavioral Health Committees

Deadline to submit resume is Friday, April 15th.

Resumes are being accepted from members of the community who wish to participate on committees that will help decide how to spend funding set aside to create a regional behavioral health care system in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County metro area.

Last week the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission - comprised of Albuquerque city councilors and Bernalillo County commissioners – agreed to solicit resumes to fill slots on committees that will prioritize how behavioral health funding will be spent in four areas: Crisis Services; Prevention, Intervention and Harm Reduction, Supportive Housing and Community Supports.

An estimated $17 million a year will be collected through gross receipt taxes for behavioral health services.  

The following community representatives are needed:

Crisis Services Committee

Representative of Community Addiction Treatment Services

Community Representative/Consumer

Representative from Criminal Justice Community

Prevention, Intervention and Harm Reduction

         Representative from a Community Provider

         Community Representative/Consumer

         Representative from Criminal Justice Community

Supportive Housing

         Community representative/Consumer

         Representative from Criminal Justice Community

Community Supports

         Representative from Community Provider

         Community representative/Consumer

Individuals who live in the metro area and want to be considered for serving on one of the committees must email a resume and cover letter to: Bernalillo County Director of Substance Abuse Programs Katrina Hotrum, [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 15th.

A committee made up of representatives from Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, and University of New Mexico Hospitals will evaluate the resumes and select the committee members.

For more information about the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative, go to: