ATLANTA – Brian Amero, chief judge of the Henry County Superior Court, has been appointed to the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission.
The Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission was created through the passage of House Bill 514 during the 2019 Legislative Session. According to the legislation, the commission will be composed of 24 members and will be responsible for “conducting a comprehensive review of the behavioral health system in Georgia.”
State Sen. Brian Strickland, R-McDonough, congratulated Amero for the appointment to the commission, which he said will be crucial with the state’s overhauling of the way it addresses mental health issues.
“This commission will play a key role with Georgia overhauling the way we address mental health in our state,” Strickland said in a press release. “Judge Amero has already been leading the way with the Superior Court Judges Council on addressing the mental health crisis we have in our criminal justice system, and will be a great asset to the commission and the Legislature as we look to address mental health issues across the board in our state.”
Strickland said it was “great” to see a fellow Henry County resident taking a leadership role at the state level and for the county’s leaders to continue to be utilized regarding “moving Georgia forward.”