Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention

Meetings

First Wednesday of each month
7-8:30 p.m.

Northfield Community Resource Center
Room YW108
1651 Jefferson Pkwy
Northfield, MN 55057

Agendas and minutes

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Members

Name Title Term expiration  Phone number
Kathy Cooper Board Member (non-voting) Non-voting member 507-319-3245
Carolyn Livingston Chair December 31, 2022 507-222-5587
Lisa Mattson-Halverson Board Member December 31, 2021 507-744-4616
Curt Benson Board Member (non-voting) Non-voting member 507-649-0326
Allison Albright Board Member December 31, 2022 507-210-0907
Shelly Dickinson Board Member  December 31, 2020 507-645-6557
Michelle Dumonceaux Board Member December 31, 2021 507-645-8798
Steve Towler Board Member December 31, 2021 612-730-8223
Vacant Board Member  December 31, 2019 952-454-6650
Brekken Modory Youth Representative  2019-2020 school year Not available
Camryn Stokes Youth Representative 2019-2020 school year Not available
Nancy Vega Youth Representative  2019-2020 school year Not available
Belinda Zubia Youth Representative 2019-2020 school year Not available

Liaisons

Name Title Phone number
Katie Reed Staff Liaison  630-696-0798 

Overview

Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention 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 Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention 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.

Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention 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.

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 meet in the interim months to carryout 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.

2019 accomplishments

  • Helped coordinate and support this past year’s Mock Crash at the Northfield High School; juniors and seniors from the Northfield High School, Northfield ALC, and Arcadia Charter School watched this year’s Mock Crash
  • Worked with law enforcement, Rice County Public Health, and the City of Northfield on updating the local tobacco ordinance to include:
  • Tobacco 21
    • Increasing the age to sell tobacco at a licensed business to 18
    • Increasing fines and penalties for compliance check failures
    • Add required trainings for tobacco license holders and their clerks
  • Increased education and community messaging around Social Host ordinances
  • Supported 51 neighborhood parties for Night to Unite in Northfield and across Rice County


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.

Applying

  1. Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057