Josiah H. Beeman Commission
The Josiah H. Beeman Commission was established to bring fresh knowledge and perspective to recommend a vision and blueprint for transforming the local mental health delivery system for Fairfax County, Fairfax City and the City of Falls Church.
The commission consists of a mix of national, state, regional, and local mental health service delivery experts and individuals receiving mental health services, as well as advocates, and/or family members of individuals receiving mental health services.
Throughout the recommendation development process, the Commission has gathered input from individuals receiving mental health services, CSB staff members, and service providers through conversations, visits to county facilities, a survey, and public forums at Commission meetings.
Community mental health services are in an environment of change today at the federal and state levels. Fairfax County is responding at the same time and addressing these critical issues. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board will be positioned to meet the needs of today’s residents while preserving the strengths of the current system.
The commission is named after the late Ambassador Josiah H. Beeman (pictured), the former chairman of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.