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Mental Health Commission

Most commission meetings have been suspended by recommendation of Berkeley’s Public Health Officer and Director of Emergency Services. Some commissions are meeting virtually for time-sensitive, legally-mandated business. Information regarding upcoming meetings will be posted on individual commission pages and on the community calendar

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City facilities are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.

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Reviews and evaluates the community's mental health needs, resources and programs. Thirteen members are appointed by the Berkeley City Council. The Berkeley Mayor shall be a member or the Berkeley City Council may designate a person of its choice instead of the Berkeley Mayor. Two members shall be residents of the City of Albany (one of whom shall represent the special public interest.) Seven members shall represent the special public interest and five members shall represent general public interests as stated in the resolution. Terms shall be for three years. 
1947 Center Street
4th Thursday of the month 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Please check the community calendar to verify.

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below. 

Jamie Works-Wright
Health, Housing & Community Services Department
(510) 981-7721
E-mail: BAMHC@CityofBerkeley.info

Mailing Address:
Mental Health Commission
Jamie Works-Wright, Secretary
3282 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Enabling Legislation:
Resolution No. 65,945-N.S. (11/27/12); Resolution No. 57,078-N.S. (Rescinded); Resolution No. 49,712-N.S. (Rescinded)
California Welfare and Institutions Code §5604

Additional Information: 
2016 MHC Meeting Calendar - Pending
 Commission Vacancies
Mental Health Commission Application (PDF, 45 KB) 

Training Materials:
Mental Health Services Act
Roles and Responsibilities (2012)
Advanced MH Board Training (2012)
City of Berkeley Commission Trainings

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:
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Full Commission





1/23/20 12/12/19 adopted 
 2/27/20      2/27/20 1/23/20 adopted     
3/26/20 - Cancelled 3/26/20  2/27/20 adopted  
9/24/20 9/24/20 Draft 9/24/20 minutes       
10/22/20 10/22/20  




Subcommittee:  Documents:
1/30/20 MHC- Human Rights Subcommittee  
2/4/2020 MHC- Mobile Crisis Subcommittee       
2/6/2020  MHC- Planning Subcommittee LGBTQQI2-I People of Color Staff Training  
2/11/2020 MHC- Audit Subcommittee  
2/20/2020      MHC - Human Rights Subcommittee    
3/5/2020 MHC- Planning Subcommittee LGBTQQI2-I People of Color Staff Training  
3/5/2020 MHC- Mobile Crisis Subcommittee  



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