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

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


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

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Accomplishments.pdf