Public forum planned on human services issues

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The Oconto County Department of Health and Human Services Board has scheduled an open forum for 5 p.m. July 11 at New View Industries, 222 Park St., Gillett, to receive comments and information from Oconto County residents for the department’s 2019 budget process. The public is encouraged to attend.
The department is responsible for advising the county on service needs and priorities for people with disabilities, mental illness, alcohol and other drug abuse, public health issues, the frail elderly, Medicaid and Foodshare, child daycare, child protection, youth out-of-home care and youth justice needs.
The board would like to hear from the public regarding community needs and priorities, the quality of programs, accessibility to services, suggestions for program improvements and any concerns regarding Health and Human Services programs.
Anyone who is unable to attend may forward their comments to Michelle Strom, confidential secretary, either by email at michelle.strom@co.oconto.wi.us, by telephone at 920-834-7003 or by mail at: Oconto County Department of Health and Human Services, 501 Park Ave., Oconto, WI 54153-1612. Comments must be received no later than 4 p.m. July 10 in order to be presented at the meeting.