The Buffalo County Partnership Council convened on Monday, September 11, 2017 at their first meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year. At their September meeting Buffalo County Partnership Council members welcomed new members and reviewed upcoming grant opportunities from the Northwest Coalition and the Department of Public Instruction. The coalition was recognized by the state as a member in good standing of the Alliance for Youth that works to promote alcohol and drug prevention and positive youth development Students in Cochrane-Fountain City, Gilmanton, Alma and Mondovi schools all participated in the meeting along with adult members of youth serving agencies and organizations. Members elected new officers for the year: Chairperson, Brilyn Brecka, Alma Schools; Vice Chairperson, Kayla Kaczorowski, Cochrane-Fountain City Schools Schools; Secretary, Alma Schools and Treasurer, Gretchen Pederson, Cochrane-Fountain City Schools.
The Buffalo County Partnership Council’s mission to “…find ways to enhance positive youth and family development in our communities.…to positively influence attitudes/behaviors associated with alcohol, tobacco, other drug use, and other areas of health and wellness for all those within Buffalo County.” The Partnership Council, which has been a thriving presence for addressing youth and family concerns since its establishment in January 1991, has adult and youth members from each of the four local school districts, the Sheriff’s Department, UW-Extension, Public Health, Human Services, MCYC, local clergy, media and parents.
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