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Essentials of Human Services: What Every County Commissioner Needs to Know

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This program is designed to offer newly-elected county commissioners the opportunity to learn more about the three primary county human services program areas: (1) public health, (2) social services, and (3) mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. For each of these three areas, School of Government faculty members will explore the following questions: What do the local agencies do? How are the local agencies organized and governed? What are the county commissioners’ roles with respect to these agencies and services?

Topics - Local and State Government

  • Health and Human Services

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles
  • Elected Officials
  • County Commissioners


Aimee Wall joined the School of Government in 2001. Her work in the area of social services law focuses on agency organization and governance, confidentiality of social services information, adult protective services, and public assistance programs. In the animal control law field, she works with...