Churchill Community Coalition Receives National RECOGNITION  

The Churchill Community Coalition staff along with two community members and a representative from Elko recently returned from a weeklong Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Forum- Community Leadership Conference in Washington DC, February 1st-4th .

Churchill Coalition Executive Director, Andrea Zeller, and Projects Coordinator, Mary Beth Chamberlain, accepted an award from CADCA Chairman and CEO, General Arthur Dean (Major General, US Army Retired), and Kareemah Abdullah, Director National Coalition Institute, for successfully completing The National Coalition Academy, recognizing their efforts in Community Outreach and Substance Abuse Prevention efforts in Nevada.

The 7 Coalition Representatives from Northern Nevada met with the staff members of Senator Harry Reid’s office in the Capital Building to discuss the current Marijuana Initiative, as well as the Prescription Drug and Heroin epidemic combating our State. The Churchill Community Coalition was able to deliver local data and current trends from our areas to the staff members and express to them the severity of these issues in Nevada. 

Along with Capitol Hill Day the Coalition representatives were able to attend numerous forum training sessions learning about new approaches to prevention efforts in communities as well as current national drug and alcohol trends.

Another highlight of the week was hearing from Michael Botticelli, the Director of National Drug Control Policy for the White House. 
The Churchill Community Coalition is proud to announce that they have secured over $400,000 in Federal Funds to support our community in Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention, as well as Health and Wellness Efforts for our Community. 

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