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Supervisor Burgis recruiting residents for District 3 seats on county boards

Mental Health Commission, Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board and more

Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis has sent out a call for local residents to apply to serve on citizen advisory boards covering a range of issues facing the county.

The Mental Health Commission, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, and the Arts and Culture Commission are among the groups with available seats.

Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts. District 3 includes Blackhawk, Diablo and Tassajara Valley, as well as the cities of Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood, and the unincorporated communities of Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen and Discovery Bay.

The available advisory board seats will remain open until filled.

The application can be accessed from the County's website and should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board's office located at 651 Pine St., Martinez. For more information, including on how to apply, contact Supervisor Burgis' Deputy Chief of Staff, Lea Castleberry at 252-4500 or Lea.Castleberry@bos.cccounty.us.

Below is a list of available commission and board openings, as described by Burgis' office:

Mental Health Commission

1 consumer seat and 1 at-large seat available; open until filled.

To review and assess the community's mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems, in order to advise the Board of Supervisors concerning local mental health services and programs.

The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. located at 550 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Fire Advisory Commission

1 seat available; open until filled.

To review and advise on annual operations and capital budgets, review Fire District expenditures; advise the Fire Chief on district service matters; and serve as liaison between the Board of Supervisors and the community served by the fire district.

The Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December located at the Administration Building, 2010 Geary Road in Pleasant Hill.

Assessment Appeals Board

1 alternate seat available; open until filled.

The Assessment Appeals Board conducts impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the county assessor. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the appeals board determined the value of the disputed property or determines other matters of property tax assessment within the board's jurisdiction.

Qualifications:

Applicants should possess five or more years of professional experience in California as one of the following: licensed real estate broker, attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or public accountant, property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization, property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers, or property appraiser certified by the State Board of Equalization.

Compensation:

This is a volunteer position. Assessment Appeals Board members are compensated for their time at hearings and reimbursed for their mileage to attend assessment appeals hearings.

The Assessment Appeals Board meets every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. located at 651 Pine Street, Room 107 in Martinez.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board

1 seat available; open until filled.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board provides input and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Health Services Department concerning family and community needs regarding prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug related problems.

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm located at 1220 Morello Ave, Second Floor Large Conference Room,

Arts and Culture Commission

1 seat available; open until filled.

The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) was established to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters related to promoting arts and culture as a vital aspect of community engagement.

The Commission meets on the first Monday at 5:30pm located at 10 Douglas Drive, Suite 210 in Martinez.

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