Second Annual Meeting
Written by Rebecca
November 28th, 2017: Celebrating 10 Years as a Coalition
Everyone loves a celebration! The Genesee County Prevention Coalition was excited to celebrate 10 years of being a coalition at our Second Annual Meeting in October. Nearly 50 guests were able to attend, 10 vendors provided outreach information and promotional giveaways, and the Partner in Prevention was awarded. This year the GCPC will be Breaking the Cycle, Inspiring Potential throughout Genesee County!
The event location was graciously provided by the Genesee Career Institute in their beautiful atrium. Light refreshments were provided by the GCI catering student. The GCPC Program Director, Lisa Fockler, presented on the 10 years of growth the coalition has experienced. Dr. Sarah A. Stoddard, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science, School of Nursing at The University of Michigan presented her research to prevent youth violence and substance use in vulnerable populations of youth.
The night concluded with Erin McClelland, GCPC President, awarding the Partner in Prevention to the Genesee County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics. The mission of FAN is: saving lives by empowering individuals and communities to prevent and eradicate addiction. FAN has a consistent sense of drive and passion that is displayed around the clock with a wide presence in this county. They educate on the dangers of narcotic abuse, they’re a valuable resource to the community, and they offer support to families and loved ones affected by the devastation of substance addiction. FAN emphasizes the need for the community to be involved with helping the addict recover.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Second Annual Meeting in October to celebrate 10 years as a coalition! This was a great event to kick off our yearlong initiative to Break the Cycle, Inspire Potential. What does breaking the cycle mean to you? How have you seen or experienced the cycle being broken? Everyone is invited to contribute to a group art project. Visit Our Facebook Page for Full Instructions