April 2019 Board Meeting

Date: April 16, 2019 During this meeting, members broke into groups and discussed next steps.  I have included a brief summary of each group’s work below. Youth Subcommittee Working to develop itemized budget for Youth Summit Transportation was a major expense last year – looking into options for transportation this year Plan to meet withContinue reading “April 2019 Board Meeting”

February 2019 Board Meeting

February 26, 2019 Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, Rice C. Leach Community Room Attendance: 26 ANTAGONIST PRODUCTIONS – REQUEST FOR FUNDING Promote local actors/the arts Present the “I Come From” plays in prisons in Liberty, KY Soni Cantrell-Smith and Margo Buchanan – writers of “The Last Call” musical coming to Lexington in September 2019 Resources willContinue reading “February 2019 Board Meeting”

DrugFreeLex January Meeting Minutes

Full Board Meeting Minutes January 15, 2019 At the January meeting, the Board welcomed guest speaker Shawn Freeman from the Prevention Department at Bluegrass.org.  Shawn spoke to the group about her prevention staff, the prevention service area, and the type of work done in her department.  See below for a brief summary of her presentation:Continue reading “DrugFreeLex January Meeting Minutes”

A Conversation Regarding the Opioid Crisis and a Screening of Beautiful Boy

Please join our new Mayor Linda Gorton and Baptist Health Lexington President Bill Sisson for a conversation about combating the opioid crisis and a screening of the film Beautiful Boy.  The event will take place Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Theatre located at 214 East Main Street. Additional information regardingContinue reading “A Conversation Regarding the Opioid Crisis and a Screening of Beautiful Boy”

DrugFreeLex December Meeting Minutes

Full Board Meeting Minutes December 4, 2018 Budget Review Copies of the 2019 budget were distributed and reviewed line by line.  Members who would like a copy of the budget should contact the board coordinator. Subcommittees Five subcommittees were formed: 1) Youth; 2) Marketing and Awareness; 3) Strategic Planning; 4) Membership; 5) Stigma Reduction.  AllContinue reading “DrugFreeLex December Meeting Minutes”

Teens Matter Summit

Teens Matter Summit was held on Wednesday June 27th. Middle and High school teens participated in a “Stop the Violence” Night with Police Activity League. A mini grant from the Drug Free Lex was awarded to cover the cost of the night event. Thanks to Jill Chenault Wilson for the fantastic summary of the eventContinue reading “Teens Matter Summit”

Community Mini-Grant Applications

The health of our community depends on the strength of the bonds in our community. DrugFreeLex is willing to support community efforts to reduce the impact of substance use in the Lexington area through our Community Mini-Grant Program. DFL will award between $250 and $2000 for projects in 4 target categories – Harm Reduction, Prevention/Education,Continue reading “Community Mini-Grant Applications”