June 9th Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Meeting

The agenda will include time for a Listening Session on 2016 BHD budget priorities. Several Mental Health Board Members will be in attendance to listen

We hope to see you at the June meeting of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force – Tuesday, June 9th from 3 – 5:30 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st street.

We have a very informative agenda that you won’t want to miss as well as a special opportunity to share your priorities with some members of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board. The agenda will include the following:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary Activities - update from Lee Schulz, President & CEO, IndependenceFirst

  • Planning for 2015 Karen Avery Award, including a fall program celebrating the ADA Anniversary

  • Behavioral Health Division Update including 2016 Budget Initiatives – Amy Lorenz, Deputy, Community Access to Recovery Services, Director of Crisis Services

  • CCS update from Recovery Advisory Committee, Mark Flower & Tamara Wess

  • Listening Session on 2016 Milwaukee County Budget

At approximately 4 PM, we will transition to a “listening session” regarding priorities for mental health services in Milwaukee County. Several Mental Health Board members will be in attendance at the meeting and are interested in hearing from members of the public about priorities for the Mental Health Board, especially priorities for the 2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Budget. Members of the public are encouraged to speak – you will have an opportunity to register to speak and have up to three minutes. Our thanks to Mary Neubauer, Brenda Wesley, Lyn Malofsky, and any other Mental Health Board members who are attending the meeting to listen.

To request disability related accommodations, please reply by email by noon Friday June 5th. We apologize for the short timeline.

For your reference, we have prepared this timeline regarding the 2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) Budget:

2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) Budget Timeline
WhatWhen
BHD prepares the budget for approval by the Mental Health BoardIn progress
The BHD budget request narrative will be completed and posted online following the same timeline as the remainder of the County budgetJune 15th
Mental Health Board Finance Committee meeting to include public commentThursday, June 18, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Complex, Conference Room 414
Mental Health Board Meeting to include public comment on budgetJune 25th 3:00 pm at the Washington Park Senior Center
Mental Health Board meeting on the budget. Board members may propose amendments. The Board will vote on the budget. Approved budget goes to County ExecutiveJuly 9th at 8 AM at Mental Health Complex
County Executive reviews budget approved by Mental Health Board and can accept as is or make changes. There is no way to override changes to the BHD made by the County Executive. BHD budget is rolled into the overall 2016 Milwaukee County budgetAfter July 9th

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Members of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board (MHB) may attend this meeting to participate or gather information. Therefore, notice is hereby given that this meeting may constitute a meeting of the MHB and/or a meeting of one or more of the MHB’s committees, although no action will be taken at this meeting by the MHB or any of its other committees.

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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