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Members Sought for the Texas Council on Consumer Direction
Austin, Texas

If you are interested in issues related to the development, implementation, expansion and delivery of services through Consumer Directed Services, you may want to apply to be a member of the Texas Council on Consumer Direction. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner will appoint members to the council to serve the remainder of terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021, Dec. 31, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2023. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., July 15.

HHSC will consider the applicants' qualifications, background and interest in serving on the council and will try to choose council members who represent the diversity of all Texans. For this reason, HHSC considers applicants' ethnicity, gender and geographic location.

  • Please review the application letter linked here to find out who the council is seeking as representatives and if you qualify.
  • After reviewing the application letter, and verifying you meet the qualifications for at least one category, click on the application linked here to apply to be on the council.

Submit the application by:

Email: HHS_Appointments@hhsc.state.tx.us
Attn: TCCD

Mail:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Mail Code 0223
Austin, TX 78751
Attn: Susanna Sparkman

Fax: 512-206-3984
Attn: TCCD

A Texas Council on Consumer Direction member must regularly participate in council meetings and in other meetings as needed. Council meetings are held about once every three months in Austin or at the call of the presiding officer. To the extent permitted by the current state budget, a member of the Texas Council on Consumer Direction who is a client or family member of a client may be reimbursed for their travel to and from meetings if funds are available and in accordance with the HHSC Travel Policy.

For more information about the committee contact Rachel Neely.
For more information about the application process, contact Susanna Sparkman.