Valley View Health Center is funded by the John Hartford Foundation, out of New York City.
"The John Hartford Foundation has been looking at bringing the impact model of their depression treatment to Alaska, Wyoming, Montana and Washington, and we are one of the organizations that received a rather large grant from them," said Clark's assistant.
In order to get money from the John Hartford Foundation, Valley View must have a local organization willing to match the funds.
The commissioners responded by saying that they are going to be holding meetings after the first of the year that will be focused on discussing funds for such matters as behavioral health, and what discussion they have had of it already, has been about saving money for at least a year before actually implementing it for what it would be for. So the commissioners told Valley View Health that it wouldn't be until at least 2016 that they could even consider such a plan.
The commissioners honored Faith Tailor for her outstanding leadership and dedication in the environmental health profession, as well as Denise Rowlett and Heidi Harvill for their 15 years of service at the Pacific County Sheriff's Office.
Lastly, the commissioners reappointed Robert Hall for a seven-year term on the Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees.
The next Pacific County Commissioner's meeting will take place on November 11, at 9 am.