Jefferson County Community Mental Health Fund
Jefferson County Community Mental Health Fund Board was established and authorized by Jefferson County Council and the Statutes of the State of Missouri to receive and administer a Jefferson County Mental Illness property tax levy and a Community Children’s Services sales tax.
The purpose of both taxes is to assure a system of care for Jefferson County individuals to receive appropriate comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment for adults and children.
The Community Children’s Services sales tax is a 1/8 cent rate for all taxable goods purchased in Jefferson County to be used solely for the purpose of children’s mental health and substance use treatment, including individual and family counseling, psychiatric care, and school liaison services for all school districts. Additional services include domestic violence residential and counseling services and children advocacy services for Jefferson County. Annual revenues estimate $2.8 million.
The Mental Illness Levy is a property tax levy for all residents and businesses located in Jefferson County. The Mental Illness Levy funds comprehensive mental health, substance use treatment, and psychiatric care for Jefferson County individuals. The levy is set for .0910 cents for 2019 with an estimated revenue base of $3.1 million.
The JCCMHF board consists of nine members and must include a physician and the County Executive. The nine members are appointed by the Jefferson County Council and represent each of the seven county districts.
The JCCMHF contracts with COMTREA as the primary agent to assure appropriate systems of care are in place for all Jefferson County individuals.
Additional funding has been granted to Jefferson R-7 School District, Lutheran Family Services, NCADA, De Soto District 73, and Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition.
Contracts are reviewed annually and request for funding proposals are received each year in July.
RFP Issuance Date: July 1, 2019
Deadlines for Questions and Clarifications: August 1, 2019
Issuance of Final Addendum: August 15, 2019
Proposal Due Date: 5:00 p.m. on or before September 3, 2019
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure application(s) arrive via email prior to the due date and time. Applications received after 5:00 p.m. will be returned to the applicant and will not be considered.
Submit Proposals to:
Jefferson County Community Mental Health Fund Board
C/O COMTREA - Lisa Wigger
21 Municipal Drive
Arnold, MO 63010
Board Vice Chair
An insurance broker, Jerry serves on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory and is a member of the High Ridge Rotary Club and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the local VFW and has served as the Post Commander. Appointed by Jefferson County Commission.
Steven D. Crawford, DO
Dr. Crawford is a general practitioner who also serves as the physician for the Jefferson County Jail. He is also a member of the Community Mental Health Board and appointed by Jefferson County Commission.
Mark Mertens is a Financial Advisor and Partner at Big Sky Advisors, LLC. He is a former Presiding Commissioner of Jefferson County, MO and past President of the Board of COMTREA. He has a Master of Healthcare Administration and Planning from Washington University. He currently serves as the President of the Friends of Safe Place Foundation Board, which is trying to raise funds to expand A Safe Place, a home for abused women. He also serves as a Board Member on the Community Mental Health Board of Jefferson County and the E. Walter Haustette Foundation.
Audrey Mitchell, Ed. S.
Audrey has an Ed.S in Educational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She retired as a school administrator from the Fox C-6 School District and was an adjunct professor for Missouri Baptist University. Additionally, Audrey currently serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Douglass Alumni Association and is a member of the Jefferson County Community Mental Health Board, appointed by the Jefferson County.
Kelly has lived in the Jefferson county community for most of her life. She has been involved and volunteered with numerous organizations for children with disabilities in our community. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years and is a Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Patient Care Coordinator, Practice Coordinator and has taught dental assisting at a local college. Kelly is an active member and on the Mission board at her church and is in two Women's book clubs. Appointed by Jefferson County Commission.