Albany County Department of
175 Green Street | Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 447-4537 | Fax: (518) 447-4577
Psychiatric Crisis Services: (518) 549-6500
Stephen J. Giordano, Ph.D., Director

Community Services Board

Community residents who have an interest in services for those with disabilities related to mental health, developmental disabilities, alcohol and substance abuse and other addictive disorders such as gambling are welcome to attend meetings of the Community Services Board and its three sub-committees.

The Community Services Board is made up of 15 members appointed by the County Legislature. Board members are professionals in the field or have interest in services for those affected by the disorders cited above. The Board recommends and suggests to the Legislature and the County Executive a program of community services to address these disorders. The Board provides input to the County Director of Mental Health and collaborates with the Director in the development of the Local Services Plan.

The subcommittees for mental health, developmental disabilities, and alcohol and substance abuse are composed of persons who have an interest in the field of services, former or current users of services, parents or relatives of those with these issues, and representatives of community agencies serving these particular populations. Each subcommittee advises the Community Services Board on all of its policy-making functions and annually evaluates the local services plan for the population it serves.

Meeting Schedules

Please call (518) 447-4537 to confirm meeting dates or to contact a Chair.

Albany County Community Services Board
Second Thursday of every other month (odd-numbered months) at 5:15pm.
NYCON (NY Council of Nonprofits, Inc.)
272 Broadway, Menands
Chair: James Stone

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee
Third Thursday of every month at 9:00am.
County Department of Mental Health
175 Green Street
Chair: Alan Kott

Developmental Disabilities
At present, this subcommittee is being re-organized and is not currently functioning.

Mental Health
Second Thursday of every other month (even-numbered months) at 5:15pm.
NYCON (New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.)
272 Broadway, Menands
Chair: William Serafin

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy