At CTAD’s Annual Meeting in December, coalition members gathered to review our accomplishments, develop a strategic plan for the coming year, and elect new board members.
2016 CTAD Successes
The dedicated efforts of our passionate volunteers and committee members resulted in many successes last year. Below are a few examples of how their tireless hours made a difference in reducing the use and abuse of alcohol and marijuana among our youth.
- The Local Laws for New Drivers brochure was developed and distributed via driving schools, District 113’s driver education classes, and other community locations
- Botvin’s Life Skills, a program proven to reduce drug use among youth, is now being implemented in Districts 109, 112 & 113
- In partnership with five other drug prevention coalitions, a Marijuana Awareness Postcard was mailed to over 27,000 homes in Lake County
- CTAD developed our new logo and website, and created a new format for our monthly newsletter
- Local data was collected and reviewed via parent and student surveys to help us understand trends in the community and drive the strategies we implement
- CTAD hired a full time Executive Director in June and this month hired a part time program coordinator to continue moving our strategies forward
CTAD Board of Directors
We extend our appreciation to our continuing board members, newly elected board members, and those that have served us in the past. It takes a community and its many sectors to care for our youth and ensure the best future possible for them. It is their commitment and efforts that make our accomplishments a reality.
Heartfelt thanks goes out to our departing board members, who almost all continue to support and be involved in CTAD in other roles: Sandra Arreguin, Beth Bernat, Megan George, Rick Julison, Tom Koulentes, Annette Lidawer, Brian Romes and John Sliozis.