The Human Services Committee was established in 1996 by the Mayor and City Council to:
- Provide advice on the delivery of human services in the city;
- Investigate emerging trends of human services needs in the city;
- Identify unmet human service needs within the city.
Each member of the Human Services Committee is appointed by the Mayor and City Council to represent the city on one of the following regional boards and commissions:
The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board advises local government about the service needs of persons with physical and sensory disabilities and implements the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Fairfax Area Long Term Care Coordinating Council. In an effort to meet the Long Term Care needs of the Fairfax area, the Council's strategic plan organizes priority needs into five service areas: Coordination of Medical and Social Services, Housing, Mobility and Transportation, Services for Older Adults, and Services for Young Adults with Disabilities.
The Fairfax Area Commission on Aging informs the community of the needs of the elderly and makes legislative and budgetary recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on issues faced by the elderly.
The Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Count Citizens Advisory Council advises and cooperates with the court upon all matters affecting the working of laws relating to children, their care and protection, and to domestic relations.
The Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees was formed to establish and enact policies, and approve annual budget for library services to be submitted to appropriate governing body, and to select and appoint Director of Public Libraries.
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board oversees the mental-health, intellectual and developmental disability and substance use disorder services of the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and Fairfax County.
The Health Systems Agency for Northern Virginia plans for the health-care needs of the area and works with other regional groups on health-care issues.
Two At-large Members.
Applying for membership. Applicants must be a registered voter and resident of the City of Fairfax for at least one year prior to application for membership, and remain a city resident during tenure on the Committee.
The Human Services Committee meets the third Monday of the month in January, April, July and October, 7:00 p.m., City Hall. 12 members; terms coincide with term on regional board