Norm McCumiskey and Pam Aini Head To Washington DC

January 29, 2015

BATH, NY – Officials with the Steuben Prevention Coalition report that Norman McCumiskey and Pam Aini, with the Steuben Prevention Coalition, are headed to the Washington, D.C. area.  That’s to join more than 2,500 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s 25th Annual National Leadership Forum, held February 2-5, 2015 at the Gaylord National Hotel.

“We are so excited to be able to spend several days with other similar organizations from across the country, learning and honing our prevention skills so our community can be a better place, one that doesn’t suffer from the harms of drug and alcohol abuse,” said Norman McCumiskey, Steuben Prevention Coalition Program Coordinator. “We hope to come back reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use in Steuben County.”
CADCA’s Forum will cover a wide range of topics – everything from how to prevent prescription drug abuse and heroin use to how to create tobacco-free environments and develop policies to reduce underage and excessive drinking.

The coalition has recently impacted the community by lowering youth use of alcohol and other drugs in Steuben County. The Coalition also initiated an annual Youth Action Forum and helped to have a Social Host Law passed in Steuben County.

The Coalition also will meet with U.S. Congressman Tom Reed during Capital Hill Day, which takes place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 during the CADCA Forum.

For more information about the Coalition, or to join in the effort to reduce alcohol and drug use among youths in Steuben County, please contact Drug Free Community Program Coordinator Norman McCumiskey at 607-776-6441 x208 or nmccumiskey@dor.org, or Program Assistant Pam Aini at 607-776-6441 x202 or paini@dor.org