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The council is also responsible for allocating public funds according to the plan. As the administrative agent, the city of Austin Health Department actually distributes the grants to provider agencies and makes sure they follow the rules and regulations. Planning Council members work with city staff to see that the funds are spent effectively.
Establishing policies that ensure the Planning Council is running effectively, legally, and ethically is another responsibility. These policies are vital to the council's success.
Planning Council members work collaboratively as a group of diverse people in every aspect of service -- meeting efficiency, conflict management, recruitment, training, and committee assignments. A small staff works diligently to implement the council's policies and plans, and they appreciate the members' support.
To volunteer with the HIV Planning Council, please contact the support staff at 974-2407, or visit us on the Web at www.ci.austin.tx.us/hivcouncil. -- Kurt Becker, Planning Council Program Coordinator
Have questions about HIV or AIDS? Call the ASA Info-Line at 458-AIDS or e-mail Sandy.Bartlett@ASAustin.org.