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|Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Join the Board|
Thank you for your interest in joining our board!
The Solano County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board (ADAB) is made up of nine members appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a three year term. Current board members and their terms of office as well as any current board vacancies are listed on the Current Board page.
Duties and Qualifications
The board duties and responsibilities are described in the ADAB Bylaws, Article II, Section 2. Qualifications to serve on the board are described in the ADAB Bylaws, Article III, Section 1. This is not a paid position; board members serve as volunteers, but may be reimbursed for “pre-authorized expenses incurred in connection with their duties” as a board member. (See ADAB Bylaws, Article III, Section 4.)
ADAB meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. and board members are expected to attend each meeting. All board members must notify the Board Assistant if they will not be attending a board meeting; otherwise, it will be treated as unexcused absence (three unexcused absences allowed).
All board members are required to complete training on the requirements of the Brown Act (the public meetings requirement). Each board member is also required to file a financial disclosure statement--“Statement of Economic Interest” (Form 700)--when first appointed to the board, annually, and upon leaving the board. The Form 700 is a public document that is kept on file at the Registrar of Voters.
A brief overview of the process is as follows:
1. Prospective applicant attends two or three Advisory Board meetings to meet our board members and acquaint themselves with what the board is about. (All meetings are open to the public and must comply with the Brown Act regarding public meetings. All meetings are recorded.)
2. The application form is requested and the application and informational packet is given to the requesting party.
3. The completed application is sent back to the Board Assistant.
4. Advisory Board reviews application and it is forwarded to the Solano County Board of Supervisors (District Supervisor where the applicant resides) for review and/or possible contact.
5. The district Supervisor in which the applicant resides prepares an agenda item for appointment to the Advisory Board.
6. Once approved by the Board of Supervisors, the applicant receives an official “Certificate of Appointment and Oath of Office” letter from the Board of Supervisors. The applicant signs the letter and returns the original to the Board of Supervisors, provides one copy to the Advisory Board Assistant and retains one copy for his/her records.