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Member Selection Process

  • Members are interviewed and selected ONCE per year.
  • Dates for the 2016 calendar year have not been posted.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.


Once your application is received it will be kept on file and you will be notified shortly about the time and location of the meeting when you will be interviewed.  We are mandated and committed to assuring that our membership is reflective of our local epidemic and all required membership positions are filled.  New and returning members will be selected with heavy emphasis on:


  1. membership positions available
  2. ensuring the local epidemic is reflective.


During the interview meeting you may be asked questions by members of the Planning Council so therefore it is imperative that you are in attendance at that meeting.  During that meeting the Planning Council will also hold a vote on new and returning members.


*Please note that you will not become a voting member until your name is presented to the Board of Clark County Commission (BCC) for approval. If approved by the BCC your membership will be effective upon the date of approval therefore allowing you to become a full voting member therefore allowing you to become a full voting member for 2 years..


Special notice for persons living with HIV/AIDS


  • HIV infected persons may serve on the Planning Council without fully disclosing their HIV status.
  • If you would like to serve as a representative of the Affected Community, you must disclose your HIV status.
  • If you would like to serve as a representative of another category, you do not need to disclose your HIV status.
  • The Application for Membership asks whether you do or do not self-identify as HIV positive.
  • If you check the box that says you self-identify as HIV positive, your HIV status will not be confidential and it may released to the public.
  • If you are HIV positive and you want to keep that information confidential, check the box that says you do not identify as HIV positive.
  • Planning Council meetings will be held six times per year with strict adherence to its planning cycle.
  • Dates for the upcoming 2016 calendar will  be posted shortly.
  • The length of meetings vary anywhere from one hour to the entire day .

Planning Council Membership
Your time on the Council

  • Members who miss three Planning Council or committee meetings during any calendar year will be removed from the council.
  • Membership shall be for two years and shall commence upon the date of Board of Clark County Commission (BCC) approval. Members may serve consecutive terms if they meet all membership requirements, successfully complete the application and nomination process, and are reappointed by the BCC.
  • No member may hold a voting seat for more than four consecutive years in any six year period, and may not hold a voting seat for more than eight years total.

PSRA - Priority Setting & Resource Allocation


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program resources are limited. This heightens the responsibility of planning councils to use sound information and a rational decision-making process when deciding which services and other program categories are priorities (priority setting) and how much to fund them (resource allocation).


The process of priority setting and resource allocation (PSRA) is linked to other planning tasks because it draws upon information compiled from those efforts. For example, which needs are higher priorities depends on data compiled through the needs assessment. However, planning councils must often make decisions with incomplete information, such as limited information on the unmet need for services or lack of outcomes evaluation for current services. A thorough PSRA process can help planning councils address these information gaps when they make crucial decisions about which services to fund.


The documents below were used by the planning council during previous PSRA processes. A more detailed archive section is coming.

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