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Open TTAC Committee Positions

SAMHSA is accepting applications for open Primary or Alternate Delegate positions on the SAMHSA Tribal and Technical Advisory Committee.

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The TTAC is composed of 14 primary delegates. Twelve of the primary delegates will represent each of the Indian Health Service (IHS) Areas and two primary delegates will serve as national at-large delegates who possess national AI/AN behavioral health experience.

In addition, TTAC will include 14 alternate delegates. Twelve of the alternate delegates will represent each of the IHS Areas and two delegates will serve as alternate national at-large delegates. The alternate delegates will participate in TTAC meetings when the primary delegate is unable to do so.

Each TTAC delegate must be an elected or traditionally appointed tribal government official or designated representative.

Open Positions

  • Bemidji Area: Alternate Delegate
  • Billings Area: Alternate Delegate
  • California Area: Alternate Delegate
  • Nashville Area: Alternate Delegate
  • Oklahoma Area: Alternate Delegate
  • Phoenix Area: Primary and Alternate Delegate
  • Tucson Area: Primary and Alternate Delegate

Position Descriptions

The primary delegate should be an elected or traditionally appointed officer of a tribal government acting in their official capacity (or their designated employee with authority to act on their behalf). A delegate must be qualified to represent the views of the Indian tribal nations in the respective area from which they were nominated.

If a primary delegate cannot attend a TTAC meeting, the primary delegate will notify, by email, the SAMHSA Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) Director. OTAP will then notify the alternate delegate prior to the meeting to participate on the TTAC primary delegate’s behalf.

The alternate delegate should be an elected or traditionally appointed officer of a tribal government acting in their official capacity (or their designated employee with authority to act on their behalf). An alternate delegate must be qualified to represent the views of the Indian tribal nations in the respective area from which they were nominated.

In the event the alternate delegate will be participating on behalf of the primary delegate, the alternate delegate will be given full voting rights while acting as a representative of the primary delegate. When not acting as a representative of the primary delegate the alternate delegate may attend all TTAC meetings and activities but cannot actively participate (e.g., vote on TTAC matters) unless the seat is ceded by the primary delegate.

At large primary and alternate delegates are elected, or traditionally appointed, Tribal governmental officials, or their designated representatives, who are qualified to represent the views of their specific Tribe and of Tribes generally from a national behavioral health perspective.

SAMHSA Tribal Technical Advisory Committee Informational Event for Future TTAC Delegates

SAMHSA Tribal Technical Advisory Committee Informational Event for Future TTAC Delegates

TTAC delegates are leaders in their Tribes and regions and keep SAMHSA informed of behavioral health needs and concerns in Indian Country. The TTAC facilitates the exchange of views, information, or advice between federal officials and Tribal officials.

Open Positions

How to Nominate

Nominations for open TTAC delegate and alternate positions are to be signed and submitted to the executive secretary on official Tribal Nation letterhead. Please email your submissions to otap@samhsa.hhs.gov and kared.hearod@samhsa.hhs.gov. Submissions must include:

  • Nominee Information

    • Name of the nominee
    • Nominee’s official title
    • Name of the tribal nation
    • Date of the nominee’s election to official tribal position and term length
    • Nominee’s contact information (mailing address, phone, fax, and email)
  • Submitter Information

    • Name of the elected official submitting nomination
    • Official title of the elected official submitting nomination
    • Contact information for the elected official submitting the nomination and/or administrative office for the tribal government (mailing address, phone, fax, and email)
  • Confirmation that the nominee...

    • has the authority to act on behalf of the tribal nation from which they are being nominated, and
    • is qualified to represent the views of the Indian tribal nations in the area from which they are being nominated

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Last Updated: 04/24/2023

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