For more information on any of the following committees, call (507) 304-4064 or email Noelle Bruender. If interested in serving on any of these committees, please fill out an online application form.
Human Services Advisory Committee
Quarterly on the second Thursday of the month
Committee members are appointed by the Blue Earth County Commissioners and act as advisory to the Board. This committee is authorized in law to fulfill specific responsibilities in relation to a County's operation of its Human Services programs. The purpose of the committee is to provide input to the County Board relating to service developments, priorities, budgeting and evaluation within the Human Services Department. This includes the program areas of mental health, community health, social services and financial assistance.
Social Services Task Force
First Monday of every month
Appointed by the Blue Earth County Commissioners, advisory to the Blue Earth County Commissioners. This group is authorized as part of the Human Services Act which provides partial definition of how services will be provided in Blue Earth County. Members of this task force provide community input on policies and services related to child protection, child and adult foster care, volunteer services, adoption, family based services, senior transportation, developmental disabilities, child care funding, sexual violence and chemical dependency.
Mental Health Task Force/Advisory Council
The mission of Blue Earth County's Local Advisory Council/Mental Health Task Force is to promote individual, family, and community mental health awareness and wellness by identifying resources, collaborating with local service providers, and advocating for resolution of the unmet needs of mental health consumers in Blue Earth County.
First Thursday of every month
Appointed by the Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners. This group is authorized by the Adult and Children's Mental Health Acts in Minnesota statutes and has specific responsibilities to fulfill as they advise the County Board.
Members of the Mental Health Task Force/Local Advisory Council review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding the local mental health systems. Tasks include:
Receiving input from various community-based mental health service providers.
Identification of community resources for mental health education and prevention.
Developing a list of unmet mental health needs to be included in the county's mental health plan.
Providing information and recommendations to the State Advisory Council on Mental Health.