North Sound Behavioral Health Organization Advisory Board
1 - 3 p.m.
First Tuesday of every month
North Sound BHO Offices
301 Valley Mall Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Current Open Positions (January 2018)
Snohomish County Human Services, Behavioral Health Division, is seeking interested citizens of Snohomish County to apply for the North Sound Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) Advisory Board. Members are expected to have an interest or background in mental health and substance use issues. Applicants, if selected for the Board, are expected to attend meetings in Mount Vernon. Board members are partners from the community who provide independent advice to the North Sound BHO Executive Committee, and to provide independent feedback to local jurisdictions and service providers. The online application may be found here. If you have any questions or require further information, please email Jon Waters or call (425) 388-6291.
About the Board
The purpose of the North Sound Behavioral Health Organization, LLC (North Sound BHO) Advisory Board (AB) is to provide independent advice to the North Sound BHO Executive Committee, and to provide independent feedback to local jurisdictions and service providers; to advocate for the people we serve in the community, at local Advisory Boards, at the State Legislature, and in Congress; and to promote the mission of the North Sound BHO: "Improving the behavioral health and wellbeing of the individuals and families in our communities."
The North Sound BHO Advisory Board is established in compliance with Inter-Local Joint Operating Agreements establishing a Behavioral Health Organization for Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties executed in April 2016, and in compliance with the provisions of RCW 39.34.030, 71.05, 71.24, 71.34, and with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations.
The North Sound BHO Advisory Board consists of 26 members representing the five counties that make up the region and 8 regional Tribal members. For the nine members allocated to Snohomish County, members serve three-year terms and are appointed by Snohomish County Council on recommendation of the County Executive.