Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - October 13, 2020
REVISED - October 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Adoption of Proclamation Designating October 23-31, 2020, as Red Ribbon Week in Manatee County


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating October 23-31, 2020, as "Red Ribbon Week" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
The Manatee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (Drug Free Manatee) develops community partnerships that implement comprehensive, evidence-based environmental strategies to prevent and reduce substance abuse while promoting health and wellness throughout the county, especially among youth. The coalition is data driven. With knowledge about risk and protective factors, they implement researched-based strategies that provide information and support; enhance skills; change community norms to encourage health and wellness; modify/change policies; and improve access and reduce barriers to resources. Drug Free Manatee is a 501C3 and receives grant support from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration for Drug Free Communities Support Program, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and through local contributions.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Red Ribbon Week Proclamation.pdf