2018-04-12 / Local News

Substance abuse group meets with Bergman


CONGRESSMAN JACK Bergman, front and center, joined member of a newly-formed Leelanau County Substance Abuse Coalition during an organizational meeting Monday afternoon at the Leelanau County Government Center. The group includes representatives from county, school district, tribal and local government agencies as well as nonprofits. CONGRESSMAN JACK Bergman, front and center, joined member of a newly-formed Leelanau County Substance Abuse Coalition during an organizational meeting Monday afternoon at the Leelanau County Government Center. The group includes representatives from county, school district, tribal and local government agencies as well as nonprofits. Leelanau County’s newly formed Substance Abuse Coalition is moving ahead with plans to increase awareness of the opioid addiction crisis and other substance abuse problems in Leelanau County.

The group, consisting of representatives from local governmental, non-profit and private entities held an orientation meeting Monday afternoon that was attended by Rep. Jack Bergman who serves Leelanau County and the rest of northern Michigan in the U.S. Congress.

“We were honored that Congressman Bergman was able to come to our meeting this week and is demonstrating such strong support for what we are trying to do,” said Leelanau County Administrator Chet Janik.

On Wednesday morning, the substance abuse coalition’s “Call to Action” (CTA) Leadership Team met at the County Government Center. A consultant the county hired earlier this year, April Demers, was expected to provide an overview of the goals and objectives of the Leadership Team at the Wednesday morning meeting.

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