Mental Health Local Advisory Council

The Butte-Silver Bow Mental Health Local Advisory Council (LAC) is a coalition of community members and agency representatives who assess, plan and strengthen behavioral health services in the community. The LAC works to identify gaps in mental health services; recommends potential additions to services within the community; analyzes and discusses problems with service providers, advocacy groups, public officials and the general public; facilitates accurate and timely communication between the community and its governing entities; assesses the effectiveness of local mental health services and suggests ways services might be more effective; serves as a catalyst and facilitator in solving local mental health service problems; organizes and coordinates needed services in the community, and educates the community on mental health issues. The LAC was created by Council Resolution 154-45 and was unanimously approved by the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners on Nov. 4, 2015. The 23-member LAC is comprised of 12 members with the lived experience of mental illness (or a family member of someone with lived experience) and 11 members representing various agencies, including the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Elizabeth Billings
  • Dave Boyd, CCCS Corp. SMART program
  • Miles Finlen
  • Karla Foster
  • Shirley Gordon
  • Bryan Greer, AWARE, Inc.
  • Joslin Hubbard, St. James Healthcare
  • Eileen Joyce, Butte-Silver Bow County Attorney’s Office
  • Lindsey Kambich
  • Ed Lester, Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Division
  • Michelle Lewis

  • Molly Molloy, Southwest Montana Mental Health Center
  • Jim O’Neill, Butte-School District No. 1
  • Bridget Parker, Adult Protective Services
  • Cindy Perdue-Dolan, Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners
  • Dawnita Romine
  • Michael Smith
  • Karen Sullivan, Butte-Silver Bow Health Department
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA, Western Montana Mental Health Center