Alexandria Community Services Board

Information about DCHS' Alexandria Community Services Board.

Page updated on Mar 25, 2021 at 3:07 PM
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About the Alexandria Community Services Board

The Alexandria Community Services Board (CSB) is a group of 12 volunteers appointed by Alexandria City Council. The CSB oversees the use of public funds to provide mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services through the Department of Community and Human Services. The Department has a Center of Administration and three service centers: Center for Adult Services, Center for Children and Families and Center for Economic Support.

CSB meetings are opened to the public. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. (If there is a conflict, the meeting will be held on the second Thursday.)  The board is on recess in July and August, resuming in September. Please call 703.746.3400 in advance to sign up to speak at a board meeting. Accommodations will be made for persons with a disability.

It is our policy not to discriminate in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, religion or national or ethnic origins. Programs and activities are accessible to people with physically handicapping conditions. If you require accommodations, have any questions or complaints, please call 703.746.3400 and we will try to assist you.

Serving as an Alexandria Community Services Board Member

The Community Services Board has the responsibility for policy and budget direction, project development, and program oversight for all City of Alexandria mental health, intellectual disability and substance abuse services. The Board is also responsible for the development and implementation of a human rights policy for local programs providing services to individuals with mental illness, developmental disability and substance use disorders.

Number of Members

Six citizen members, four consumers (current or former direct recipient of public or private mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse treatment rehabilitation services) or family members of consumer (immediate family member or the principal caregiver who is not paid), one consumer who is currently receiving services and the Sheriff or the Sheriff's designee (Sheriff's designation to be delivered to CSB Chair).

Term of Service

City Staff Contact

For further information about the CSB, visit and search by board name. To apply to serve on this board or commission contact the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550.