Mental Health and Recovery Board seeks new members

BATAVIA, OH — Clermont County residents who have an interest in assisting with the direction of local addiction and mental health services in the county are invited to contact the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board (CCMHRB) about a volunteer position on its Board of Directors.

There are currently five vacancies on CCMHRB’s Board of Directors.

The Board of County Commissioners is responsible for appointing eight members of the board. Five of those positions are filled. Three positions are available.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) is responsible for appointing six board members, with three of those positions filled and one in process. Two positions are available. Priorities for these OMHAS appointments are for a person who has received services for mental health issues or alcohol and/or drug use, a family member of someone who has had a mental health or addiction issue, or someone who is working or has worked in the mental health and addiction field, or who has been involved in advocating for mental health and/or alcohol/drug services.

The selected individuals will be part of a 14-member board representing a variety of interests, including professionals from the mental health and alcohol/drug fields, family members, individuals in recovery, and community representatives.

The board meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Members also are involved periodically in meetings for one of two committees – Finance and Program. Terms for board members are four years, and a member can serve two terms.

CCMHRB is the local board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services. It is the county agency responsible for planning, monitoring, evaluating and funding all mental health and addiction services in the county provided through public dollars.

Both the County and OMHAS have application forms that potential Board members must complete, and board staff will provide those to you if interested.

If you are interested in serving on the board, please send a letter of interest and a resume to CCMHRB at 2337 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH 45103 or by email to For more information, call the CCMHRB office at 513-732-5400.