ORANGE COUNTY, NC (July 24, 2017) – One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various advisory boards and commissions. 

There is a vacancy for a Consumer or Family Member on the Central Community Board. 

The Central Community Board supports a behavioral healthcare organization focused on helping access services for people with mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use/addiction conditions.

The Central Community Board is responsible for advising the Senior Community Executive on recommending priorities for expenditure of state/county funds for development of the annual budget; determining local priorities for inclusion in the area-wide strategic plan, as possible; identifying community needs and concerns, monitoring resolution of issues; monitoring performance at the local level to include: access to care; financial status and expenditures; service delivery; provider network size and composition; outcomes; quality; and consumer satisfaction. The Board, formally known as OPC covers Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Orange, and Person Counties. 

The Board of County Commissioners appoints Orange County representatives to this board. 

If interested, apply at

Orange County strives for diversity on volunteer advisory boards.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must reside in Orange County.  Volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.

For questions regarding the open position or for additional information, call Thom Freeman 919-245-2125 or email  

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