The Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board is comprised of 20 community members, appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, with representation from law enforcement, persons in recovery, family members of people in recovery, professionals, and educators.
The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide a forum to obtain comprehensive, broad-based input from the community and other sources that can be utilized to advise the Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Department, which is responsible for planning, funding, coordinating and evaluating the county Alcohol and Drug Program. Advisory Board Members visit contracted programs to ensure quality of service and make recommendations to the department regarding improvement in the quality of prevention and treatment services.
Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board meetings are open to the public, pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act, and are held the first Monday of the month from 4-6 pm, usually at Pea Soup Andersen's restaurant in Buellton. Check the meeting schedule and agenda to confirm the date and location.
If you have an interest in serving on the Advisory Board, you may call either the Board of Supervisors at (805) 568-2190 or the Alcohol and Drug Program Office for more information.