All program committees review and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. They assist in the gathering
of date to assist in the association’s advocacy efforts and to support MCSSA as a vital, proactive organization.
ADULT AND HEALTH SERVICES COMMITTEE:
Meets monthly to discuss Medicaid, Adult Protective Services, Adult Community Placement and Adult Foster Care, and Adult Home Help.
CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES COMMITTEE:
Meets monthly to discuss Child Protective Services, Family Preservation Services, Foster Care, Adoption, and Juvenile Justice.
STANDARD OF LIVING COMMITTEE:
Meets monthly to discuss payment standards for TANF and food assistance, State Emergency Relief, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, housing and utility issues, employment and training issues, and child care. This committee works closely with the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth.
Meets monthly to review and make recommendations on proposed legislation and proposes legislative, policy, and rule changes. Annually finalizes association legislative priorities for presentation to the Board and to the legislature. Provides information used to develop testimony for legislative hearings.
DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
is committee meets monthly. Provides
training on specific responsibilities and
roles for county board members, such as appointing and evaluating county directors. Provides guidelines on how to stay knowledgeable and be active in their unties, districts and at the state level.
Plans the April Legislative Conference Which establishes priorities and gives MCSSA members the opportunity to meet with their legislators in their offices and at informal gatherings.
Plans the September Annual Conference with featured presentations on topics of
high interest to Michigan’s county board members. This conference includes determination of county dues, election of officers, and the latest information and trends at MDHHS.
Quarterly, presents one-hour “Listen and Learn” presentations on Zoom with experts on frequently requested topics.
Meets monthly with the deputy directors of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services who give updates on programs and services. County board members may ask questions or provide feedback about the administration and implementation of welfare and social services programs.
Meets as needed to discuss the budget, audits our finances, and makes financial recommendations to the board. Helps determine the funds needed for our annual operations and the resulting income needed from dues.
Meets as needed to release our yearly posting for scholarship applications, reviews the applicants, and recommends to the Board of Directors their selections for scholarship winners. Scholarships are awarded at our annual conference.