Behavioral 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 2021-03 and was unanimously approved by the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners on Jan. 20, 2021. The up to 15-member LAC is composed of at least 50% members with the lived experience of mental illness or substance use disorder (or a family member of someone with lived experience) with the remaining membership representing various agencies which provide or advocate for behavioral health services in Silver Bow County.



New membership to be appointed at February 17th, 2021 Council of Commissioners Regular Meeting

Agendas & Minutes

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

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  • Karen Sullivan (2/12/23)
  • Dr. Lyn Ankelman (2/12/25)
  • Kathy Dunks (2/12/25)
  • Jamie Vander Linden (2/12/24)
  • Jeremy Hoscheid (2/12/22)
  • Miles Finlen (2/12/23)
  • Nikki Russell (2/12/25)
  • Ashley McLean (2/12/23)
  • Demetrius Fassas (2/12/23)
  • Bill Deavel (2/12/25)