Drug Awareness Council-Municipal Alliance

Meetings


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Municipal Building
Note: No meeting in July or August.

Members


  • Lisa Accardi, Corresponding Secretary
  • Joseph Daughtry, Chairperson
  • Nicole Collemi
  • Lauren Connelly
  • Michael Cooney, Jr.
  • Marsha Campbell
  • Denis Gawley
  • Michael D. Johnson, Recording Secretary
  • Nancy D' Oench
  • Steven M. Marcus
  • Jeff Matias
  • Nancy Mertz, Social Services Liaison
  • Officer Dominick Danzi, Police Liaison
  • Joseph D. Salamone
  • Julie Scialla
  • Keri Spitz
  • June Witty, Vice-Chairperson

Township Committee Liaison

 

  • Deb Nielson, Township Committee Liaison
  • Jim Sandham, Alternate Township Committee Liaison

About the Council


The Drug Awareness - Municipal Alliance Council works very closely with the Montville Township Committee, Board of Education, Police Department, school administration and staff, parent groups and many other civic organizations in town in an effort to prevent substance abuse and to provide information to all residents regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. DAC activities and programs are supported by the Township of Montville, private contributions and donations and the Municipal Alliance grants. Some of the programs sponsored or supported by the Drug Awareness Council are:

Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help (REACH)


Sponsored by the DAC and endorsed by the Board of Education, high school students are trained regarding the health hazards of drug and alcohol use. These students are certified as peer leaders and role models for elementary and middle school students. The REACH students go into the classrooms and facilitate small group discussions regarding decision-making, self-esteem, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, and refusal skills.

Project Graduation


DAC was a cofounder of this drug and alcohol free, all night graduation party. The DAC works closely with the Project Graduation Committee and the parent council on this activity.

Project Promotion


Sponsored by the DAC and endorsed by the Board of Education, this is a drug and alcohol free party held at the high school to celebrate the 8th grade promotion.

Student Assistance Counselor


The DAC encouraged the Township Committee and Board of Education to employ a certified counselor in the high school and middle school.

Assembly Programs, Family Nights, Workshops


The DAC sponsors programs for assemblies, family nights and workshops which feature speakers, concerts, lectures, athletes, reformed drug and alcohol abusers, slide presentations, etc.

Drug Free School Zone


The DAC purchased the signs for this state mandated program for placement throughout Montville Township.

Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd to October 31st)


DAC sponsors Red Ribbon Week Programming in Montville Township and distributes red ribbons to all students, school staff, Montville Township employees and Township residents. The message is one of working towards a drug free community.

School Programs


The Drug Awareness Council sponsors in-service programs for school staff, purchases materials and kits for school health programs, maintains a film library for drug and alcohol education and participates in the Montville Township Health Fair. All township residents and businesses interested in working with the Council, or with suggestions, are encouraged to contact the DAC.

Important Project Graduation Documents