Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (formally known as Mayor's Task Force on Youth Alcohol and Drug Use


  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Northfield Community Resource Center, Room YW108
Agendas & Minutes
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Kathy Cooper
Patrick Gordon (Chair)
Lisa Mattson-Halvorson 
Curt Benson 
James Herbert Anway, Jr. 
Shelly Dickinson
Michelle Dumonceaux

Brooke Johnson

Ryan Van Gundy 
Andrew Pahs, Youth Rep 
Katie Burst, Youth Rep
Will Shelby, Youth Rep
Emily Boland, Youth Rep
Elias Kruse, Youth Rep

Staff Liaison

Ashley Anderson 


The Mayor's Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use seeks to raise community awareness about local youth substance use and to make recommendations for community interventions to reduce youth use.

As the mission of the Mayor's Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use indicates, members are "advocates for and with youth, committed to creating a community where our youth can lead healthy lives free of alcohol and drug use."

The board consists of local residents, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. There are no term limits. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

The Mayor's Task Force maintains an active website to keep community members updated about its work. The website also contains resources for parents/community members and information on the efforts of other local groups working to reduce youth drug and alcohol use. Visit today!

Special meetings are occasionally called. If the meeting date falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held the second Monday of the month. Work groups of the Task Force meet in the interim months to carryout the Task Force's activities. For transaction of business at any meeting, a quorum of members present is required. It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.
Application & Membership Requirements

The Mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interests, willingness to serve, and background. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Applications are available online or at:

City Hall, City Clerk 
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Email Deb Little