The Public Authority’s Advisory Committee makes recommendations to improve IHSS and Public Authority services.
The Advisory Committee is a governmental body comprised of 6 current or past IHSS Consumers, 2 home care Providers, 2 advocates, and 1 person with expertise in disability rights, advocacy, or government, who have been approved by the Board of Supervisors (which serves as the Public Authority’s governing body).
The full Advisory Committee meets monthly (except in August) at 1:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month at Eastmont Town Center, 6955 Foothill Blvd, First Floor, Oakland, CA 94605.
No AC Meeting schedule for January, 2019
Meetings of the Committee’s subcommittees are held either monthly or quarterly. Subcommittees include:
- Program Services
- By Laws
Call the Public Authority’s Executive Director, Marcella Velasquez at 510-577-3548 to confirm meetings or to be added to our mailing list to receive an agenda.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
If you are a current or former IHSS Consumer living in Alameda County, please consider applying to join our Advisory Committee. We are currently accepting applications for ONE position for an IHSS Consumer, 60 years or older, ONE position for a Specialist, ONE position for a Family Member Provider, and we have TWO vacant positions for Consumer Alternates. Our Advisory Committee is know for its advocacy activities and is mandated to make recommendations to improve the IHSS program and Public Authority services. The Committee is considered the among the best informed and most influential among all the Public Authorities in California. The Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month (except August) at 1:30 PM. Members receive a $25 stipend for attending each Advisory Committee meeting and are reimbursed for actual expenses such as travel and additional attendant care at meetings. Please call Marcella Velasquez, Executive Director of the Public Authority, at 510-577-3548 for more information.