A democracy relies on its citizens to share their time, energy and expertise with the rest of the community by serving on various civic boards, commissions and committees. There is no better way to become actively involved in government and to serve fellow citizens than by becoming a member of one of these important panels. The Board of Supervisors appoints members to more than a score of local and regional boards, most of which are listed below.
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Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASP)
There is one county representative appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a 3 year term subject to re-appointment.
Community College Board
There is one county representative appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a 4 year term up to 2 consecutive terms.
Community Services Board
The Community Services Board is responsible for matters related to mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse, and prevention. Established under Virginia law these regional agencies have responsibility for the distribution of millions of dollars annually for emergency services, local inpatient services, outpatient and case management services, day support services, residential services and prevention and early intervention services. Directors, including one elected official, are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for 3 year terms (maximum 2 consecutive terms). Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and members are not compensated for attendance. Read more>>
Regional Disability Board
Established under Virginia law, the Regional Disability Services Board was created to provide input to state agencies on service needs and priorities of persons with physical and sensory disabilities, to address matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to provide such other assistance and advice to local governments as may be required. There are two Bedford County representatives on the Regional Disability Services Board for three year terms - one is an elected official or staff person, and the other must be a handicapped individual.
Region 2000 Board of Directors
There are two representatives appointed by each governing body to serve on the Region 2000 Board of Directors. One is a government representative and one a citizen representative from the business community. The Board makes policy decisions related to the administration of the regional economic development program. Terms are at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors
Local Boards & Commission
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