The Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol and Drug Use (MTF) was formed in 2006 at the initiative of several community members, former Mayor Lee Lansing, and former Police Chief Gary Smith. As the Mission Statement 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 MTF consists of local residents, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Northfield City Council. City council member(s) with interest in this work also attend meetings. Members do not receive monetary compensation. Staff support is provided by the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Rice County Family Services Coalition. The MTF is one of four action teams of the Rice County Chemical Health Coalition.
Full MTF meetings are typically held on the first Monday of every odd month. Meetings run from 7-9 pm at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC), 1651 Jefferson Parkway. Check the City of Northfield‘s website for the current meeting agenda, which includes the date, time and location for the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The MTF partners with other community groups and works on a variety of projects. Click here to contact us.
The Mayor’s Task Force needs YOU!
The Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use is expanding its reach and activities in 2014 – and we need your help to do it! Click HERE to learn more about three new work groups that are forming to help guide the Task Force’s efforts:
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