IHSS Advisory Committee


The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee is a citizen body comprised of 11 members who are appointed by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. The committee has a minimum of six consumers of IHSS or personal care services. The other five members may be caregivers, advocates for senior and disabled adults or interested community members. The committee’s responsibility is to advise the Board of Supervisors, the Public Authority, the Department of Health & Human Services and other involved agencies about IHSS and to make recommendations to improve services.

Monthly Meetings

The IHSS Advisory Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month. It is responsible for making publications to inform IHSS consumers about topics related to the program, recommending improvements to IHSS services and broadening training opportunities for consumers and providers. This is a public meeting, and anyone may attend.

Meetings are held in the Silvercrest conference room located at 2141 Tydd St., Eureka, CA 95503.

2024 Meeting Dates:

  • Jan. 22, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 26, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • March 25, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • April 22, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • May 20, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • June 24, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • July 22, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 26, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 23, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 28, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 25, 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • December 2024, NO MEETING

Note: Requests for interpreting services or other considerations should be made through the IHSS Public Authority no later than five working days prior to the meeting. The IHSS Public Authority can be contacted at 707-476-2100 or Ihsspublicauthority@co.humboldt.ca.us.

IHSS Advisory Committee Notice of Meeting, Agenda and Minutes

How to Join

Do you have ideas about IHSS and how to make it a better program? Are you a recipient of IHSS or other personal care services? If so, get involved. Have your voice count.

If you are interested in joining the IHSS Advisory Committee, please complete this simple application and mail or email it to the address listed below.

IHSS Advisory Board Application 2024 (PDF)

IHSS Advisory Committee c/o IHSS Public Authority 
808 E St. 
Eureka, CA 95501


Questions? Please call the IHSS Public Authority at 707-476-2100.

Current IHSS Advisory Committee Members

Margaret LewisMargaret Lewis, Chair
VivanVivian Deniston, Vice Chair
AndrewAndrew Buschkamp
JackJack Braezeal
SarahSarah Mixon
AlissaAlissa Norman
CorbettCorbett Petersen

Not pictured: 
Timothy Such 
Claudia Cranford

IHSS Advisory Committee Newsletter Archives