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Every AVCMHA employee is expected to conduct their personal and professional lives in a manner that will only reflect credit upon AVCMHA.  AVCMHA employees should be courteous and forthright in their dealings with the public and other employees, and avoid the appearance of impropriety.

The AVCMHA Board Code of Ethics pledge 2.15 

As a member of the AVCMHA Board, I will…


  • Listen carefully to my teammates, and those served by AVCMHA.
  • Respect the opinion of other Board members.
  • Respect and support the majority decisions of the Board.
  • Recognize that all authority is vested in the Board when it meets in legal session and not with individual Board members.
  • Keep well-informed of developments that are relevant to issues that may come before the Board.
  • Participate actively in Board meetings and actions.
  • Call to the attention of the Board any issues that I believe will have an adverse effect on AVCMHA or those we serve.
  • Attempt to interpret the needs of constituents to AVCMHA and interpret the action of AVCMHA to its constituents.
  • Refer constituent or staff complaints to the proper level on the chain of command.
  • Recognize the Board member’s job is to ensure that AVCMHA is well managed, not to manage AVCMHA.
  • Vote to hire the best possible person to manage AVCMHA.
  • Represent all constituents of AVCMHA, not a particular geographic area or special interest group.
  • Consider myself a “trustee” of AVCMHA and do my best to ensure that AVCMHA is well-maintained, financially secure, growing, and always operating in the best interests of constituents.
  • Always work to learn more about the Board member’s job and how to do it better.
  • Declare any conflicts of interest between my personal life and my position on the AVCMHA Board, and avoid voting on issues that appear to be a conflict of interest.


As a member of the AVCMHA Board I will not…


  • Be critical, in or outside of the Board meeting, of other Board members or their opinions.
  • Use AVCMHA or any part of AVCMHA for my personal advantage or the personal advantage of my friends or relatives.
  • Discuss the confidential proceedings of the Board outside the Board meeting.
  • Promise, prior to a meeting, how I will vote on any issue in the meeting.
  • Interfere with duties of the Executive Director or undermine the Executive Director’s authority.