From the Asheville Citizen-Times
Twenty-three Western North Carolina counties will be asked to consider a new consolidated board to oversee Smoky Mountain Center.
But the new board is likely to face opposition as some counties worry about losing their voice on the board. ... Smoky Mountain Center now manages Medicaid and state-funded mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disability services in 23 WNC counties.
Changes required by state law mean the new board will have just 21 members, with some of those seats designated for people with a specific area of expertise or background.
Smoky Mountain and Western Highlands Network agreed to consolidate the two organizations earlier this year, and the two boards will also be consolidated. ...
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