Town meeting on underage drinking and drug use

The Baldwin County Community Alliance is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to address underage drinking and prescription drug use. The meeting will be Tuesday, April 22nd, at Foley City Hall in the Chamber Auditorium from 5:30-7:00pm. FOX 10 News anchor Lenise Ligon will serve as the moderator. 

This is an open forum Town Hall Meeting which will be conducted so local law enforcement, community agencies, and health care providers can provide education and information to parents, youth, and communities on the negative effects of underage drinking and drug use.  Parents and adults will be educated on the legal consequences of providing or allowing access of alcohol to minors. Time will be allotted for questions and answers throughout the meeting. Resource materials will be available as well.

The following panel members will be available to answer questions and address concerns throughout the meeting: 

Chief David Wilson, Foley Police Department, Chief of Police

Russ Moore, Foley High School, Principal

Labron Willians, Foley Police Department, School Resource Officer

Gabrielle Quaites, Foley High School, BCCA Student Representative, CADCA Conference attendee

Laura Kate Laurendine, Foley High School, BCCA Student Representative, CADCA Conference attendee

Jason Capstraw, Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Agent in Charge, Mobile Office 

Jamie Maloy, State Bureau of Investigations, formerly Alcohol Beverage Control Board, Parent

Robbin Riggins, Executive Director, AltaPointe Health Systems, Community Behavioral Health Services    

Virginia Guy, Executive Director, Drug Education Council

Micki Raber, Nurse Practitioner

Sonya Lavet, Columbia Southern College, Career Services Coordinator, Parent    

The Baldwin County Community Alliance operates through AltaPointe Heath Systems, formerly Baldwin County Mental Health Center, Inc. Prevention Services. The BCCA is comprised of community agencies that meet regularly to discuss and implement strategies that target underage drinking and prescription drug use among Baldwin County youth. If you would like more information about the Town Hall Meeting or the Baldwin County Community Alliance, please call (251) 990-4233 or visit the BCCA website at www.ProudToBeFreeBaldwin.org.

 

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