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Kathleen Krause Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

1115 Truxtun Avenue, 5th floor Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 868-3585

Dear Kern County Citizen:

On behalf of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, thank you for your interest in serving on an Advisory Board in your community.

To apply, simply fill out and electronically sign the following form. Please note: if you are using a phone or tablet, you may see an extra screen asking for "next signer". Just click to continue if you see this screen.

Important notes:
  • You can apply for up to four boards on each application
  • You may upload your resume during the application process
  • You will receive an email when the application is submitted and another email when the clerk has processed the application
  • Applications will be kept on file for one year
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Contact Information

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Requested Board(s)

Did you apply for the Behavioral Health Board?

The Behavioral Health Board must comply with Welfare and Institutes Code Section 5604(a), which requires:

Qualification of Members:

  • Membership reflects the ethnic diversity of the client population in Kern County.
  • One appointed staff member from the Chair of the Board of Supervisors.
  • At least fifty percent (8 members) of the total membership shall be consumers, parents, spouses, siblings, or children of consumers who are receiving or have received behavioral health services.
  • At least twenty percent (3 members) shall be consumers.
  • At least twenty percent (3 members) shall be family members of consumers.
  • The remaining members should include individuals who have experience and knowledge of the behavioral health system and provide a balance of health professionals and public interest members. Additionally, members can include youth (minimum age 16 up until the age of 25) or culturally significant representatives from underserved communities of Kern County.

Category of Membership - Behavioral Health Board (select all that apply)

Did you apply for the Children and Families Commission?

Category of Membership - Children and Families Commission (select all that apply)

Qualifications/Additional Information

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