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Title:West Side Expanded Mental Health Services Program and Governing Commission
Contact Name:Janice Oda-Gray
Contact E-Mail:odagray@yahoo.com
Function:The Governing Commission shall maintain the expanded mental health services fund for the purposes of paying the costs of administering the Program and carrying out its duties under this Act, subject to the limitations and procedures set forth in this Act.
Term:Of the Governor's initial appointments, 2 shall be for 3 years, one for 2 years, and 2 for one year; and of the Mayor's initial appointments, one shall be for 3 years, 2 for 2 years, and one for one year.  Then, 3 years or until successor is appointed.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:No fewer than 7 commissioners serving at one time shall reside within the territory of the Program.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:Five Commissioners appointed by the Governor -- 4 commissioners from a list of nominees supplied by a community organization or community organizations as defined in this Act; these 4 commissioners shall reside in the territory of the Program. -- 1 shall be a mental health professional and one shall be a mental health consumer residing in the territory of the Program. Four appointed by the Mayor of the municipality -- 3 commissioners from a list of nominees supplied by a community organization or community organizations as defined in this Act; these 3 commissioners shall reside in the territory of the Program. -- one shall be a mental health professional and one shall be a mental health consumer residing in the territory of the Program.

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Byrd, Michelle2/1/20202/1/2017GovernorMemberCook
Evans, Barbara J. 2/1/2020MayorMember
Heise, Claudea2/1/20212/3/2017GovernorMemberCook
Jones-Watson, Robin2/1/20192/1/2017GovernorMemberCook
Marshall, Rev. Patrick M2/1/2020Mayor
Nuby, Melanie R 2/1/2019MayorMember
Oda-Gray, Janice2/1/20212/1/2017GovernorMemberCook
VACANTMayorMember
Wright, Zashandra2/1/20202/1/2017GovernorMemberCook