Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region Seeks  Advisory Committee Members for Benton, Delaware, and Jones County

Mental Health/Disability Services of the 

East Central Region (ECR)

​Openings for Peer or Family Member of person using mental health /developmental disability services

The Regional Governing Board of Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (ECR) is seeking Advisory Committee members to represent Benton County, Delaware County, and Jones County. Applications are being accepted until  filled.


Applications are available HERE or by calling Benton County Social Services at 319-472-4743.

To be considered for this opening on the Advisory Committee, applicants must be individuals who use mental health and developmental disability services (peers) or are actively involved relatives of such individuals. The Advisory Committee meets the first Thursday of the month in Cedar Rapids. ECR can reimburse the peer and/or family member appointed to the committee for round trip mileage costs to attend the meetings.

 The Advisory Committee appoints ex-officio, non-voting members to the Regional Governing Board; makes recommendations to the Regional Governing Board regarding administration of the regional disability services system and disability services, participates legislatively to advance the regional objectives, and fairly represents the views of their constituents.

 Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region was formed as part of the State of Iowa’s mental health reform. Member counties include Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, and Linn.

 Questions about the application process should be directed to czander@co.benton.ia.us or by calling 319-472-4743.