Citizens Advisory Council

Michelle Gould-Rice, LMSW
Program Facilitator


The purpose of the Lapeer County Community Mental Health (LCCMH) CAC is to advise the Board regarding its administration, programs, and services.  The comments and recommendations of the CAC are considered advisory and will not be interpreted as executive in nature. 


  • The LCCMH CAC consists of 12members who are Lapeer County residents. 
  • Members are recruited and appointed to represent sectors of the person-served community so persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders will be represented. 
  • Family members and general community representatives may be recruited and appointed to serve on the CAC. 
  • CAC Members who are program representatives are expected to be available to listen to concerns from their program participants.
  • Program representatives are expected to provide reports and feedback from their program and program participants at the CAC meetings. 
  • The CAC will review and study various issues, and provide advisory recommendations to the Board.  From time to time, the Board may request written recommendations and/or advice from the Council through the LCCMH CEO and/or their designee. 


If you are interested in applying to the CAC, you can talk to Michelle Gould-Rice at 810-245-8550 or Lisa Ruddy at 810-245-8273 for more information. 

CAC Application

What's the scoop with Citizens' Advisory Council? Citizens' Advisory Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Here is what members have to tell you about Citizens' Advisory Council: You get and give feedback. You get to learn about the agency and learn things you don't always hear. It's fun and relaxing! Come have your voice be heard. It's a collective group of people who use CMH services. You learn statistics and updates to compare how our agency is doing. Join and see if you like it. If you don't like it, try something else! If you want to join, talk to your Case Manager or contact Michelle Gould-Rice at 810-245-8550.