Voting members of the LSAPC represent at least twelve professional sectors that have an interest in reducing substance use in the Lenawee County community, including but not limited to:

  1. Youth
  2. Parent
  3. Business
  4. Media
  5. Schools
  6. Youth-Servicing Organizations
  7. Law Enforcement
  8. Faith-Based
  9. Civic and Volunteer Groups
  10. Healthcare
  11. Government
  12. Substance Abuse Treatment

Sector Representation will be granted to agencies or professionals who either work in the area of substance use, abuse, prevention or who have an interest in these areas. More than one person can attend meetings on behalf of their organization, but only one will be identified as Sector Representative and able to vote. Voting members can designate a substitute or proxy to vote in their place, if they be unable to vote in person.

Sector Representatives must complete a brief Coalition Orientation with the Coordinator within their first 60 days of membership.

Duties of membership include:

  • Identifying need areas in the community using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Creating committees/task forces to develop action plans for specific concerns.
  • Serving on committees and task forces as appropriate.
  • Reviewing and approving logic models and action plans.
  • Ensuring coordination of planning and implementation.
  • Monitoring and evaluating projects, outcomes, and data reports.
  • Identifying gaps in current substance abuse prevention using SAMHSA’s Strategic Planning Framework and determining strategies to fill the identified needs.
  • Approving contracts, LSAPC grant applications, and expenditures of $500 or more that are not listed in the approved operating budget.
  • Reviewing and monitoring of grant expenditures.
  • Utilizing prevention taxonomy strategies.
  • Respecting the confidentiality of data.
  • Dedicating sufficient time and energy to achieve the goals of the LSAPC.

You do not have to be a member of the LSAPC to attend meetings; all regular meetings of the LSAPC are open to the public.