Statewide Consumer Council (SCC) Election Notice

The Consumer Council System of Maine has openings for
3 At-Large Statewide Consumer Council Representatives...

Elections to be held at regional meetings between September & November 2018. Meeting dates to be announced!

Here is information on how to apply:

Any person who self-identifies as a person with lived mental health experience may run for a seat on the Statewide Consumer Council.

Candidate Qualifications

The Statewide Consumer Council consists of 2-3 representatives from each local council and 1 At-Large Representative from each Region. Current openings are for the 3 At-Large positions in each of the 3 Regions. (a list of Regions & Counties is attached).

Candidates must meet the qualifications listed:

  1. Must self-identify as a person with mental illness. Individuals with experience in hospitals are encouraged to share their experience.
  2. Have a history of receiving mental health services (traditional or non-traditional).
  3. Have a demonstrated ability to understand and effectively communicate CCSM’s purpose.
  4. Verbal & written communication skills; and/r accommodations to be effective.
  5. Ability to understand and communicate diverse viewpoints.
  6. Ability to read, write, understand and communicate effectively with others on the CCSM.
  7. Understand & adhere to the SCC representative job responsibilities (see attached Job Description).

Selection Process

Board members will be selected by a ballot vote of members present at each Regional Meeting to be held between September and November 2018.

All candidates must complete and submit the CCSM Volunteer Application by 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018.

At the regional meetings, each qualified candidate will be permitted to present a brief oral statement and respond to questions from those in attendance. All candidates will be given an equal amount of time for statements and questions.

Candidates MUST attend the regional meeting in which they are running for a Representative Seat.

At the conclusion of all statements and questions, attendees who identify as having lived mental health experience will take a vote by ballot. Each person qualified to vote, including the candidates, may vote for only one candidate per ballot. The candidates with the highest number of votes will be deemed selected to the Statewide Consumer Council and will take office immediately.

The CCSM has the discretion to enact any additional procedures necessary to conduct the selection process, so long as they do not conflict with the CCSM Governance Guidelines or any other law.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions and/or to obtain a Candidate Application:

Click here to download the CCSM Volunteer Application

MAILING ADDRESS:
Consumer Council System of Maine
219 Capitol Street, Suite 7
Augusta, ME 04330

EMAIL:
info@maineccsm.org