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Promotions/Sustainability (Ad Hoc)
Coordinates all promotional needs and projects and plans and holds fundraising events to sustain the work of the coalition. Current projects include utilizing all media to spread the word about the coalition, create welcome packets and plan year’s fundraising calendar.
This committee is all about safe driving initiatives. Currently they have partnered with Southwest WI Technical College’s driver education program to provide direct information to the parents about the consequences of drinking and driving and supplying alcohol to their youth. In addition, to the public awareness, parents can lease a Car chip to monitor their teen’s driving behaviors. To address seat belt usage, they have partnered with the Grant County Sheriff’s Dept. to do simulation presentations to all the high schools with a seat belt demonstrator. They also support Southern Grant Road Crew and will be starting a drunk driving task force.
Tobacco Free Coalition ( now the Southwest Alliance for Tobacco Prevention
This group initiates and implements tobacco related policies and ordinances, as well as providing education in tobacco prevention. The First Breath (a cessation program for pregnant moms) is offered through this coalition. FACT (Fight Against Corporate Tobacco) offers youth an opportunity to make a difference within their schools and communities to offer policies to combat tobacco use and the Big Tobacco companies as they target our youth. Tobacco Free Coalition page.
This committee is made up of the staff and the committee chairs and together they monitor, oversee, and direct the work of the coalition while ensuring all grant funding sources requirements’ are being met. Currently their focus is on the renewal of the federal grant which is for a new cycle of money for the next 5 years. It is a very stiff competition.
Parent/Community Education Committee
This committee is responsible for educating parents, community members, stakeholders, and others about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. They hold annual community suppers, public awareness campaigns, host various displays at events, and do presentations at schools. Currently they are working on many of the SUDN initiatives.
This committee oversees the Fresh Start program and reviews and approves youth development grants.
See Legislative/Local Policy Action page.