Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Therapeutic Drug Court 

Community Advisory Committee​

Ordinance 507-2013 authorized a 1/10th of 1 percent sales-and-use tax to designated to fund mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic court programs and services. A Community Advisory Committee was also formed to review applications for these funds and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

  • One from the Salish Behavioral Health Organization Advisory Board
  • One from the Commission on Children and Youth
  • One from the Area Agency on Aging
  • One from Law and Justice
  • One  from Education
  • Six At-Large representing a broad spectrum of diverse community members whose background and expertise enhance the function and effectiveness of the Advisory Committee in fulfilling its responsibilities.

Each year, the Community Advisory Committee reviews applications submitted from service providers who help prevent and reduce the impacts of disabling chemical dependency and mental illness by creating and investing in effective, data-driven programs for a continuum of recovery-oriented systems of care. Applications are submited by local agencies and organizatinos through a request for proposal process. 

The work of the committee is guided by a six-year strategic plan developed in coordatintion with service providers and other subject-matter experts using data to identify needs and gaps in services. The Board of County Commissioners approves the strategic plan. 

Strategic Goals

> Resolution establishing advisory committee





Cynthia Griggins



​Tyler McKlosky



Bruce Sturdevant



Tatiana Leone



Derick Bailey



Helen Havens - 2024 Vice Chair

​Salish Behavioral Health Organization



​Commission on Children and Youth


Timothy Garrity

​Law and Justice


Charlotte Shepardson



Charmaine Scott - 2024 Chair

​Area Agency on Aging


Meeting Time
3rd Tuesday in designated months
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.



** Currently meeting both virtually and in-person. Link to join meeting included on agenda, posted below.**

507 Austin Avenue 

Public Works/Human Services Building

First Floor 

Port Orchard, WA 98366

(Door is locked but the conference room is to the right of the door and staff will see you and let you in) 


2024 Meeting Schedule

Click on dates below for meeting agendas and minutes

January 16 **ZOOM ONLY**

February - No Business Meeting

March 2 - CAC Business Retreat

April - No Business Meeting

May 21 - In-Person and Zoom

June - No Business Meeting

July 16 - CAC Training

August - CAC Review of Applications

September - CAC - Q and A

October - CAC Executive Sessions

October 9   via Zoom 7 - 7:30 p.m.

November - No Business Meeting

December - No Business Meeting

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Application for appointment


Previous Years

2023 Agenda Packets

2022 Agenda Packets


Contact Us

Hannah Shockley, Program Planner 
Human Services


Sonya Miles, Deputy Director
Human Services

Doug Washburn, Director
Human Services

Fax: 360-337-5721