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Appointments to Human Services Advisory Commission

Posted on 02/08/2018
Appointments to Human Services Advisory CommissionThis week, the Weld County Board of Commissioners voted to appoint four new members to the newly-created Human Services Advisory Commission (HSAC).
The HSAC combines the functions required of three previous boards: The Tripartite Board, the Placement Alternatives Commission and the Family Preservation Committee.

The HSAC was created to provide an ongoing process for coordination and collaboration concerning the delivery of Human Services programs, with the main function being to review and comment on the establishment and effectiveness of those programs. It is also tasked with reviewing and recommending approval on contracts, plans and budgets; identifying gaps in service delivery and recommending community resources to help fill in those gaps; evaluating program outcomes and data; and providing recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for improved Human Services delivery.

The HSAC membership is divided into three equal components: One-third is elected public officials or their designee, one-third is representative of the low-income/client sector and one-third consists of persons from the private sector having interests in a total community, such as members of local businesses, social service or education groups.

Michael Matthews was appointed as an elected official designee, with term ending December 31, 2019. Stephanie Gausch was appointed as a low income representative, with term ending December 31, 2019. Meredith Munoz and Rebecca Lorenz were appointed as private sector representatives, with terms ending December 31, 2019. Lisa Taylor was also appointed as a private sector representative to replace Ryan Gray, with term ending December 1, 2018.

“We’re so grateful to you for serving on this important advisory commission,” said Commissioner Mike Freeman, Coordinator for DHS. “Your time and effort is invaluable at helping us provide the best services possible for our community.”

Learn more about the Weld County Department of Human Services at