Community Services Board

The Orleans Community Services Board is the Local Governmental Unit (LGU) that oversees the County’s Mental Health Dept., and its services contracted for Drug/Alcohol Treatment (through UConnectCare) and Developmental Disabilities (through ARC).  The County’s Legislature has control over the funding and the Board is responsible for the implementing of Mental Health services, and ensuring that they are addressing the needs of the three disciplines.  The nine-member Board, follows its’ By-Laws in meeting at least nine times a year, while each represents the Board on at least one of the three disciplines’ sub-committees. A Local Services Plan is developed and reviewed annually, along with the Mental Health Department’s Budget and Corporate Compliance Plan.

Chair: Jan Albanese
Vice Chair: Carol D’Agostino
Secretary: Dr. Brenda Bierdeman
Member: Justin Niederhofer
Member: Aimee Chaffee
Member: Don Snyder
Member: Bonnie Malakie
Member: Vacant
Legislator Representative: Fred Miller


Normally Meets the 3rd Tuesday @ 5:00 PM @ Mental Health Department
(Meeting Dates and Times Are Subject to Change)
September 12, 2023
October 10, 2023
November 21, 2023
January 16, 2024
February 13, 2024
March 19, 2024
April 16, 2024
May 21, 2024
June 18, 2024

Minutes can be obtained by contacting

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  • Orleans County Community Services Board - By-Laws
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  • 2023 -2027 Local Services Plan - FINAL
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