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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 25, 2017
REVISED July 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #7


Subject
Drug Free Manatee - Addiction Crisis Taskforce (ACT) Identified Strategies

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sharon Kramer, Executive Director, Drug Free Manatee

Allie Rivera, AmeriCorps*VISTA Member

Amanda Craven, AmeriCorps*VISTA Member



Action Requested
Presentation of the AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Accomplishments

Enabling/Regulating Authority
 

Background Discussion
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service and the Manatee Community Action Agency partnered this summer for the purpose of placing two national service AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members at Drug Free Manatee to create and expand prevention initiatives that address the opioid epidemic in Manatee County.
  • Two Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) students have been serving eight weeks as the Summer Associate VISTA members.  They are Allie Rivera, third-year Pharmacy student, and Amanda Craven, second-year Medical student.
  • Allie and Amanda will present their accomplishments through this partnership.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
None

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Accomplishments.pdf