Cass Supervisors appoint Mental Health Committee member


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors on Friday, acted to appoint one of their members to the Southwest Iowa Mental Health Regional Planning Committee. General Relief/Mental Health Coordinator Teresa Kanning told the Board there has been interest in the community regarding the appointment. The Board voted to appoint Supervisor Frank Waters as a member of the committee, and Supervisor Gaylord Schelling as the alternate.

The  Supervisors in June signed a letter of intent to join with other counties in a 28-E agreement for Mental Health services. In May, Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation that reform’s the state’s mental health system. It shakes up the current county-based format in favor of one based on “regions.”