Rocky Mountain Human Services- Meetings upcoming & Seeking Applicants to Serve

1. Board of Director Meeting Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

All RMHS Board meetings are open to the public. Public comment period at every board meeting. (303) 636-5600 9900 E. Iliff Ave. Denver  Co80231

2. Mill Levy Community Forum  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:00pm 5600 9900 E. Iliff Ave  

Join us at the Mill Levy Community Forum to help determine community priorities for the Mill Levy, a fund RMHS receives from the City & County of Denver to increase and improve services for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. These funds come from property taxes collected by the City and are typically referred to as the Mill Levy. We want to hear from you! 

3. Mill Levy Advisory Committee Meeting    Friday July 22, 2016 2-4pm 9900 E. Illiff Ave Denver

RMHS enlists the assistance of community members with expertise in developmental disability services to advise the organization in its use of mill levy dollars from the City and County of Denver. These funds are used to serve children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities who live in the City and County of Denver. The Mill Levy Advisory Committee meets every other month. All meetings are open to the public, 

4. Apply to serve on one of the RMHS Bodies-

Board of Directors, Mill Levy Advisory Committee, Family Support Rocky Mountain Human Services is seeking  people with diverse life experiences to serve Rocky Mountain Human Services, the Denver Community Centered Board for Board of Directors (BOD) and Mill Levy Committee. Here is their website https://www.rmhumanservices.org/

     They have only had a few applications so far and there is an essential need to diversity their board and committees.  RMHS is in need of applicants from people with disabilities and also those with cultural experiences that are reflective of the community (cultural, linguistic, personal disability experiences, income and LGBT), even if the applicant ultimately decides against the opportunity, application is the first step. Currently the BOD is mainly male, Caucasian with white collar experiences and business community profiles. They desire a larger more diverse pool of applicants. The BOD can be up to 15 members, so plenty of room for additions.

The Board of Directors process and details are at https://www.rmhumanservices.org/board-councils

Mill Levy Advisory Committee advises the Board of Directors on uses for the county mill levy dollars, currently about $14 million a year but it fluctuates. It meets several times during the year. 

From the website:

In addition, the RMHS Mill Levy committee is recruiting new members. Please consider joining to provide your  input and advice on the efficient and impactful use of this funding.

The purpose of the Advisory Committee as outlined in the contract with the City and County of Denver is to have a forum in which members can provide advice to RMHS management and the Board of Directors. Committee members will have professional or personal knowledge of service for children and or adults with developmental disabilities, or have a keen awareness of the needs of the Denver community. The advisory committee will be convened for the primary purpose of receiving a briefing on the progress and direction of services that are supported by mill levy funds. Members will have an opportunity to provide feedback on current or proposed areas of mill levy expenditure.

Board of Directors information and nomination process:  https://www.rmhumanservices.org/sites/default/files/documents/bod_overview_nomination_policy2016_1.pdf

Nomination form for board and committee candidates (fillable pdf):  https://www.rmhumanservices.org/rmhs-council-committee-nomination-form

Information on the Mill Levy Committee:  https://www.rmhumanservices.org/mill-levy-advisory-committee

There are also  other bodies seeking members, Family Support Council and the Denver Providers Advisory Committee, information online https://www.rmhumanservices.org/board-councils