Jul 19, 2013 at 11:50 am
A campaign is being launched to help combat the problems of high risk alcohol use in Grand forks. The city is partnering with the university of north Dakota on a program that promotes responsible…low risk drinking. U-n-d vice-president for student affairs and Committee co-chair lori reesor says 25-percent of students suffer consequences of high risk alcohol use. She says a combination of intervention…prevention…and enforcement are all practices that can help make a difference. City councilman and co-chair ken vien says target issues will range from drink specials to density and even non-alcoholic activites to help curb abuse. The committee vows to launch a community conversation as it develops “tangible” actions for the health and wellness of the community. The group includes representatives from u-n-d….the grand forks council…public health….public schools…the grand forks air base…and u-n-d student members.
The following is a list of The Community and Campus Committee on High-Risk Alcohol Use members:
Bill Vasicek, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; Sara Shimek, Grand Forks Public Schools; Don Shield, Grand Forks Public Health; John Packett, Grand Forks Police Chief; Eric Plummer, UND Police Chief; Paul Waind, Sarah Horak and Mike McMennamy , Grand Forks hospitality industry; Laurie Betting , Jane Croeker, Cara Halgren and Cindy Spencer, UND staff members; Sharon Wilsnack, UND faculty; Nick Creamer and Carrie Sandstrom, UND students; Deb Davis, Northeast Human Services; Col. Jane Denton, Grand Forks Air Force Base.