What Is the TMRSN Mental Health Advisory Board?
Regional Support Networks (RSN’s) are required to have
community advisory structures in compliance with state law
(RCW and WAC). The Thurston Mason RSN Mental Health
Advisory Board is a citizen Advisory Board, including
professionals, consumers, and family members, to the
Thurston County Commissioners on mental health issues
pertinent to Thurston and Mason counties.
What are member responsibilities?
The Thurston Mason RSN Advisory Board‘s role is to advise
the Thurston County Commissioners, through RSN staff, on
matters relating to mental health needs in Thurston and
Mason counties. The Advisory Board has statutory
responsibilities for planning, monitoring, and making
recommendations on the funding, planning, and service
aspects of the program. Each Advisory Board member is
expected to represent all citizens of the two counties in
their recommendations and advice.
As the contracting body for Thurston Mason RSN, the Thurston
County Commissioners have administrative responsibilities
for contracted services. The Thurston Mason RSN
implements these administrative responsibilities.
New Member Handbook [PDF]
When does it meet?
The Thurston Mason RSN Mental Health Advisory Board
generally meets every other month at 5:30 PM. Meetings last approximately 1.5 hours.
All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Click on a date below to see the agenda, including place and
The Mission of the TMRSN Mental Health Advisory Board
“To advocate for consumer/client-driven services
(prevention, intervention, and treatment) designed to obtain
and maintain functionality for all residents of Thurston and
“Promote a sense of well being within the natural
environment of the consumer/client offering services that
maximize consumer/client choice and individualized tailored
care, except as a safety issue defined by RCW 71.05.”
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Advisory
Board or attending a meeting, please contact Customer
Service at (360) 867-2602 for more information. You can also
download an application [PDF]
and mail it into the RSN.