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.


Committee Priorities (2017–2018)


Public Health Committee

  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Healthy Behaviors

Social Services Committee

  • Recruitment of Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • Transportation
  • Affordable Housing

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


2017 Human Services Board

​1/26/2017 ​2/23/2017 ​3/23/2017 ​4/27/2017 ​5/25/2017 ​6/22/2017
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​7/27/2017 ​8/24/2017 ​9/28/2017 ​10/26/2017 ​11/16/2017 ​12/21/2017
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2016 Human Services Board

1/28/2016 ​2/25/2016 ​3/24/2016 ​4/28/2016 ​5/26/2016 ​6/23/2016
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7/28/2016 8/25/2016 9/22/2016 10/27/2016 11/17/2016 12/15/2016
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