Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board

The Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board (MHSUAB) is comprised of consumers, family members and community members appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advise the Behavioral Health Department.  The MHSUAB meets monthly with the Behavioral Health Director to provide advice, guidance and recommendations.  The MHSUAB may discuss or review topics related to policy, procedures, target population, budget, staffing, program development, service needs, assessment and priorities.  The MHSUAB may request presentations from programs or staff in specific areas of interest.  An Annual Report from the MHSUAB is provided to the BOS highlighting progress and accomplishments.  


Meetings are open to the public and fall within the Brown Act regulations.

  • 1st Friday of every month (No Meeting in July 2021)
  • The January 7, 2022 Meeting will be held by phone and Zoom 

Join the Zoom Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board January 7, 2022 Meeting.  (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m).  

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 Meeting ID: 859 9517 0904

Passcode: 164319

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        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Meeting Presentations

View the Annual Report to the Board of Supervisors 2021 

Vision Statement

The Vision of the Nevada County Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board is to promote and support policies and programs that effectively improve the lives of persons with severe mental illness and/or substance use and improve community understanding.

Members of the public interested in serving on the Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board may complete and submit an application. Attendance of at least two meetings is required before applying.  The applicant must also meet with and receive approval from the Mental Health Board Chair, Board of Supervisors Representative and Behavioral Health Director.

Mental Health Board Manual

Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board Bylaws