Thank you for your application to become a member of the San Antonio Area HIV Health Services Ryan White Planning Council. If your nomination is approved, you will join up to 25 other Planning Council Members who are responsible for deciding how federal funds are spent on emergency care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

As the first step of the application process, please complete the application form and the confidential member information form.

Before you start filling out the application, please check to make certain that you can commit up to ten (10) hours of your time each month to prepare for, travel to, and attend meetings.

Council Members are required to:
  • Attend one Planning Council meeting each month. The meetings are roughly two hours long, typically scheduled from 12:30 am to 3:00 pm. The meetings are usually located at Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), 611 E Myrtle St. San Antonio, TX 78212. Due to COVID-19 meetings are currently being held virtually utilizing the Zoom meeting platform. Refreshments and/or Lunch are served during the Council meetings and transportation reimbursement is available to members who utilize Ryan White Part A services.
  • Attend one Committee meeting each month. The meetings are between one and two hours long and are typically scheduled between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The meetings are
    usually located at Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), 611 E Myrtle St. San Antonio, TX 78212. Due to COVID-19 meetings are currently being held virtually utilizing the Zoom meeting platform. Refreshments and/or Lunch are served at the Committee meetings and transportation reimbursement is available to members who utilize Ryan White Part A services.
  • Abide by an attendance policy that allows for no more than two (2) unexcused absences in each of the two six-month periods of the grant year.
  • Complete the New Member Orientation Training within three (3) months of appointment on the Planning Council.
If you need help completing the application or have any questions about what it means to be a Council Member, please contact the Planning Council Support Staff at (888) 658-2224.

The application process will take approximately 3-4 weeks. Once you submit your application, the Membership, Nominations, and Elections (MNE) Committee will meet to review your application and conduct your interview. The Committee will then determine whether or not your membership should be forwarded to the full Planning Council for consideration and recommendation. If the Planning Council chooses to recommend you for membership, your nomination will be sent to the Bexar County Judge for an appointment. As your application moves through this process, the Planning Council Support Staff will contact you at each phase to explain the status of your application.

If you are not appointed to the Planning Council, you are still welcome to attend Planning Council and committee meetings.

You are always invited to speak through Public Comment at any meeting. Thank you again for your interest in becoming a Planning Council Member.



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