The Wake County Human Services Board is a consolidated policy and advocacy board for the Human Services and Environmental Services Departments. The Board is charged with representing the broad interests of the community through statutorily defined duties.

The Board serves the community by providing policy guidance and advocacy for prevention of disease and promotion of public health and social services programs. Some of the Board’s specific functions are: set policy; review agency services; monitor progress toward outcomes; advocate for needed changes in service delivery and resource allocation; and advise the Human Services Director and Environmental Services Director.

The Board encompasses two standing committees: the Public Health Committee and Social Services Committee. The Committees address the Board's priorities through their individual work plans.

Board Priorities (2014–2015)

  • Healthy Behaviors (Public Health Committee)
  • Human Capital Development (Social Services Committee)

Mission Statements

Human Services Department
Wake County Human Services, in partnership with the community, will facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for Wake County residents.

Environmental Services Department
The Wake County Environmental Services Department improves the environmental quality of life for the stakeholders of Wake County through the following initiatives: Administration, Animal Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Solid Waste and Water Quality.


Board and Committees Meeting Schedules
Meeting Day Meeting Time
Wake County Human Services Board 4th Thursday of month (except holidays) 7:30–10 a.m.
Public Health Committee 3rd Friday of month (except holidays) 8–10 a.m.
Social Services Committee 1st Friday of month (except holidays) 8:30–10 a.m.

Human Services Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes 

1/28/2016 2/25/2016 3/24/2016 4/28/2016 5/26/2016 6/23/2016
2016 Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda
Human Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes
Services 7/28/2016 8/25/2016 9/22/2016 10/27/2016 11/17/2016 12/15/2016
Board Agenda  Agenda Agenda   Agenda Agenda  Agenda 
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1/22/2015 2/26/2015 3/26/2015 4/23/2015 5/28/2015 6/25/2015
2015 Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda
Human Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes
Services 7/23/2015 8/27/2015 9/24/2015 10/22/2015 11/19/2015 12/17/2015
Board Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda
Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes
1/23/2014 2/27/2014 3/27/2014 4/24/2014 5/22/2014 6/26/2014
2014 Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda
Human Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes
Services 7/24/2014 8/28/2014 9/25/2014 10/23/2014 11/20/2014 12/18/2014
Board Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda Agenda
Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes Minutes


2013 Human Services Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2012 Human Services Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes