Community Services

Mission Statement

"The Franklin County Community Services Board directs and administers a local comprehensive planning process to serve the behavioral health and development disability needs of its community members, consistent with established local and statewide goals and objectives."

Each county in New York State is required under Mental Hygiene Law to have a Community Services Board.  The Community Services Board (CSB) has oversight responsibility for all mental health, substance use disorder and developmental disabilities service providers in Franklin County.

Community Services Board members are appointed by the Board of Legislators.  The CSB acts in an advisory capacity to the Director of Community Services, who provides the day-to-day oversight and management responsibility of the Board.  The Director is responsible for the planning, development and coordination of services.

The CSB is comprised of nine (9) community members who have demonstrated an interest in services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorder.  The CSB has three standing subcommittees: substance use, mental health and developmental disabilities. The three subcommittees meet jointly as one Integrated Subcommittee.

The subcommittee is composed of people with an interest in mental hygiene services; former or current users of services; parents or relatives of people with disabilities; and representatives of community agencies. 

The Community Services Board and its Integrated Subcommittee make recommendations for county wide initiatives and create a Local Services Plan, which identifies the county's efforts to strengthen the local mental hygiene system.  The plan identifies and responds to the needs of county residents by strengthening partnerships, developing programs and building cross-system connections. 

The Community Services Board meets the first Tuesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m.  There is no August meeting.  Board meetings are open to the public; however, anyone wishing to attend should call the Office of Community Services to confirm the meeting is being held as scheduled.
Individuals wishing to attend may access the meeting through the following link:  ADD LINK
Those wishing to attend in person may do so at NORTH ADDRESS or SOUTH ADDRESS.

Community Service Board Meetings

06/06/23 June 2023 Community Services Board Meeting   Agenda     Minutes  
05/02/23 May 2023 Community Service Board Meeting   Agenda     Minutes  
04/04/23 April 2023 Community Service Board Meeting   Agenda     Minutes  
03/07/23 March 2023 Community Service Board Meeting   Agenda     Minutes  
02/07/23 February 2023 Community Service Board Meeting   Agenda     Minutes  
01/10/23 January 2023 Community Service Board Meeting   Agenda     Minutes