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Now Accepting Applications - Client and Family Leadership Committee and the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee

Applications are now being accepted for the Client and Family Leadership Committee (CFLC) and the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee (CLCC).

The Client and Family Leadership Committee and the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee includes consumers, family members, youth as well as individuals from diverse communities with lived experience to provide technical and professional expertise to the Commission pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5845 (d)(2).

Committee members work side-by-side with advocates, providers, administrators and Commission leadership to provide recommendations regarding important, statewide policy and programmatic issues.

Each committee has 15 members. At least two shall be consumers, at least two shall be family members or care givers of consumers, and at least two shall be members of underserved ethnic and cultural communities.

Membership Terms/Requirements

The committee may meet, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis. Subcommittees of this advisory committee may be formed as determined by the chair. Members serve at the discretion of the Commission and must agree to abide by the following membership terms:

  • Commitment to participate for 2 years. Committee members will be asked to attend a minimum of 75 percent of scheduled committee meetings in person or by teleconference.
  • Provide input that balances the needs of specific stakeholder groups and needs of the broader public mental health system.
  • Actively participate in every convened meeting of the committee from beginning to adjournment.
  • Prepare for each meeting by reading materials distributed in advance.
  • Engage in small and large group discussions in a manner that is respectful of divergent perspectives, ideas, and experiences.
  • Work to achieve consensus on recommendations of the committee.
  • Facilitate communication between community representatives and the committee.
  • Gather local community and/or affiliation group input regarding needs and priorities for consideration by the committee.
  • Work within a group process to meet deadlines.
  • Make recommendations on a broad range of mental health related issues that improve the health status of all populations and places, with a priority on eliminating health and mental health disparities and achieving equity.
  • Solicit and reflect the views of represented constituencies as well as their personal perspectives and expertise.

Deadline for submission of application:  5:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019

Apply Online Print Blank Application

If unable to submit online, please mail or deliver application to:

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
Attn: Angela Brand   
1325 J Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

If you are mailing the application, please ensure that it is post-marked by January 25, 2019.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Angela Brand at or (916) 445-8725