ALACHUA COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Jack Durrance Auditorium, Room 209 Second Floor 12 SE 1st Street
June 14, 2016 Regular BoCC Meeting
Agenda Item #21


Title
Appointment: Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Board

Amount
N/A

Description
Request appointment of Sharon Longworth to the Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Board

Recommendation
Appoint Sharon Longworth to the Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Board term ending Dec. 31, 2018

Alternative(s)
Do not appoint

Requested By
Claudia Tuck (Contact - Cathie Whitney, 264-6706)

Originating Department
Community Support Services

Attachment(s) Description
Letter from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Sharon Longworth Application, Sharon Longworth Resume, Tally Sheet, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. By-laws

Documents Requiring Action
None

Executive Summary
The board organizes and finances community mental health and substance abuse services in local communities, serving in a 10-county area of north central Florida, including Alachua County. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare has reviewed the candidate to ensure she meets membership eligibility criteria prior to nomination for re-appointment. The nominee is Sharon Longworth her term will be ending Dec. 31, 2018.

Background
Alachua County’s participation on this board is governed through an Interlocal Agreement currently in effect between the County and Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Membership on this board is governed by its By-laws. .

Issues
If no appointment is made, Alachua County will have one less seat on the Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Board

Fiscal Recommendation
N/A

Fiscal Alternative(s)
N/A

Funding Sources
N/A

Account Code(s)
N/A


Attachment:  meridian behavorial healthcare by laws.pdf
Attachment:  sharon longworth meridian board appl.pdf
Attachment:  meridan letter Sharon Longworth.pdf
Attachment:  Tallysheet sharon longworth.pdf
Attachment:  sharon longworth resume.pdf