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 with T.C. Johnson to go over Youth Summit plans
  • Plans to revamp resource fair (this did not work well last year)
  • Plans to survey students before and after event
  • Targets of Youth Summit include: mental health, coping mechanisms, suicide prevention, drug use prevention

Strategic Planning

  • Develop speakers bureau to send out in order to satisfy requests for substance use education in community
    • Need to include money in the budget to pay for speakers
  • Include funding for fentanyl test strips
  • Job fairs/ training/employment

Stigma Reduction

  • Develop business cards for needle exchange (hours/location, what to do if you see an OD)
  • Fund overdose prevention event
  • Workplace training for second change employment
  • Develop survey to address community hesitance/stigma around NEP

Marketing & Awareness

  • Bailey is working on design of brochures, shirts, business cards, and pens
  • We need photos – if anyone has any please send them to me!
  • Upcoming events we plan to attend:
    • Police Picnic – May 18
    • Public Safety Day – June 12
  • Ideas for future events:
    • Lexington Legends
    • Goal to attend at least 1 event each month
  • Plans for next FY budget:
    • Boosting FB posts: $200
    • Sponsorships/paid booths: $500
    • Promotional Materials: $1000
    • (brochure holders, website domain, etc.): $300
  • Consider student intern to help manage social media, attend events, and take photos.

Membership

  • Members of this committee were unable to attend the April meeting.

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, Enforcement, and Treatment.

Applications will be accepted between January 15 and March 1, 2018. To help community partners who may not have grant writing experience, DFL will also be offering walk-in Grant Writing Workshops to assist with applications:

February 1, 2018:
Lexington-Fayette Health Department Rice C. Leach Community Room: 5-7:30pm

February 14, 2018:
Lexington Public Library Northside Branch (Russell Cave Rd): 1-3:30pm

To apply, download and complete the application below.  If you have questions or concerns about the application, email Emily Edmiston, DFL Coordinator.

FY2018 DFL Grant Application

Awards will be announced by March 15, 2018.  We look forward to reading your proposals!