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Behavioral Health Council

The Behavioral Health Council assists the county in identifying community needs and priorities. Find more information about BHC membership and meetings.


For information on the next scheduled meeting, questions, or other assistance please contact Behavioral Health Administrative Support at [email protected].

The Behavioral Health Council (BHC) is an advisory group to the Behavioral Health Division. Members are appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The council assists the county in identifying community needs and priorities.

BHC Bylaws.pdf (PDF 127.16 KB)

The council also may provide the following input and support:

  • Assist in selecting providers
  • Help the county determine if services are meeting the needs of the community
  • Provide input when requested to the Board of Commissioners. This may include program direction, decisions and feedback on proposals.

Membership and Stakeholders

The county strives for a diverse membership on the BHC. Ten slots are dedicated to consumers, family members and providers. Nine additional slots are for community members. People who have a mental health or substance use disorder are encouraged to participate.

Required stakeholder members:

  1. Provider of youth mental health services
  2. Provider of youth alcohol and drug services
  3. Provider of adult alcohol and drug services
  4. Provider of adult mental health services
  5. Child-serving social service agency
  6. K-12 school representative
  7. Family member of an adult receiving services
  8. Family member of a child receiving services
  9. Self-identified adult consumer of services
  10. Prevention services representative

All members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. To apply to be a member of the BHC, please visit: Boards and Commissions.

Meeting Minutes

The BHC meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings may be canceled or rescheduled, and may be held in person or virtually. Please call 503-846-4528 to verify the meeting schedule and request more information.


January 2024 BHC Minutes (PDF 104.19 KB)

November (no meeting) 

October 2023 BHC Minutes (PDF 176.05 KB)

June, July and August (no meeting) 

May 2023 BHC Minutes (PDF 170.1 KB)
April 2023 BHC Minutes (PDF 141.48 KB)
March 2023 BHC Minutes (PDF 75.51 KB)
February 2023 BHC Minutes (PDF 128.43 KB)
January 2023 BHC Minutes (PDF 115.69 KB)

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