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

September 24, 2015

$165 includes lunch

Essentials of Human Services : What Every County Commissioner Needs to Know ~ Asheville 09/24/2015

Register for this interactive one-day workshop to learn more about the following county human services programs:

  • Public health
  • Social services
  • Mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities

Why this Workshop Is Important for New County Commissioners

  • A significant portion of your county's budget funds human services agencies
  • You have a role in establishing, appointing, and sometimes serving on the agency boards
  • Many county employees staff these agencies 
  • You will be asked to address the concerns of community members about these services

What You Will Learn  

  • What human services agencies do
  • How they are organized and governed
  • Your role with these agencies and services

The program will be designed with newly-elected county commissioners in mind, but experienced commissioners are encouraged to attend as well.

Faculty coordinator

Aimee Wall, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government

Donna Warner, Director, Local Elected Leaders Academy


Scholarships are available for elected officials through the Local Elected Leaders Academy.

Scholarship application


1 Day

Site information

The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC  28806

Program Manager
Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before September 10, 2015 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before September 17, 2015 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after September 17, 2015. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.