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LCHHS Advisory Committee

Members: Susan Hilliard, Karen Saari, Jan O’Donnell
Karen Saari, Marlys Wisch, Shelley Fredrickson

Purpose

To serve as an advisory committee to the LCHHS Board to fulfill the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 402.03.  Committee actions shall include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  1. To actively participate in the formulation of the plan for the development, implementation and operation of programs and services by the Board.
  2. To provide a formal recommendation to the Board, at least annually, concerning the annual budget of the Board and implementation of the plan during the ensuing year.
  3. To receive, review and comment on special interest group and community-at-large input regarding the Lake County Health and Human Services Department’s (including social services, mental health services and public health services) programs, service and performance.
  4. To perform such other duties as requested by the Board.
  5. To appoint permanent Task Forces to assist in planning for social, mental health and public health services.

Mission Statement

The Lake County Health and Human Services Advisory Committee exists to fulfill the mandates of Minnesota Statutes, section 402.03, and to advise the Health and Human Services Board on matters pertaining to general issues affecting the quality of life of the citizens of Lake County.  It is comprised of membership which has been appointed by the Board, and serves as an umbrella organization for the Task Forces which the Committee appoints.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.