Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention

Meetings

Second Thursday of each month
7:00p.m-8:30 p.m.

Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC)
Room SS-105
1651 Jefferson Pkwy
Northfield, MN 55057

Agendas and minutes

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Members

NameTitleTerm expiration
Allison Albright
MemberDecember 31, 2022
Michelle Dumonceaux
MemberDecember 31, 2024
Michael HeatonMemberDecember 31, 2023
Stace Klempnauer
Member
December 31, 2024
Carolyn LivingstonCo-ChairDecember 31, 2022
Nekeidra MorrisonMemberDecember 31, 2023
Andrea BerubeAdvisory Member (non-voting)December 31, 2022
Dayanara Ponciano Enriquez
Youth Representative (voting member)
2022-2023 school year
Ella Cooney
Co-Chair; Youth Representative (voting member)
2022-2023 school year
Carter Steenblock
Youth Representative (voting member)2022-2023 school year
Samuel Boardman
Youth Representative (voting member)2022-2023 school year


Contacting the commission

If you have questions or comments, you can email the commission. Each member will receive your email. When replying to your email, a commission member cannot reply to all members, only to you. This avoids violating the open meeting law.

Email the Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention

Liaisons

For general information about the board, please contact a staff liaison. Also, if you have questions or comments for the board, contact a staff liaison and they will assist.

NameTitlePhone number
Meleah FollenStaff Liaison612-220-5302
Gabriel CrombieSchool Resource Officer507-663-9336

Overview

Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention seeks to raise community awareness about local youth substance use and to make recommendations for community interventions to reduce youth use.

As the mission of the Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention indicates, members are "advocates for and with youth, committed to creating a community where our youth can lead healthy lives free of alcohol and drug use."

The board consists of local residents, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. There are no term limits. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention maintains an active website to keep community members updated about its work. The website also contains resources for parents/community members and information on the efforts of other local groups working to reduce youth drug and alcohol use.

Special meetings are occasionally called. If the meeting date falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held the second Monday of the month. Work groups meet in the interim months to carryout activities. For transaction of business at any meeting, a quorum of members present is required. It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.

NASAP

2021 accomplishments

  • Supported Northfield Public Schools in the installation and use of detectors in the middle and high schools that notify administration of vaping activity.
  • Promoted "Feel Good February" with daily postings on mental health tips and tricks across social media platforms and with a school district wide mailings on how to combat "Zoom Fatigue."
  • Took on underage alcohol prevention work, including a "3 out of 4" campaign at the high school that reinforced social norms that most teenagers don't drink and the "Sticker Shock" campaign at three area liquor stores that reinforced the penalties of buying alcohol for those underage.
  • Supported 54 neighborhood parties for Night to Unite in Northfield and across Rice County.
  • Heard from leadership at Northfield Union of Youth and the work happening there to train their staff to have interactions with youth that support sobriety and help fund trainings.
  • Launched a monthly communication initiative - Talk They Hear You - focusing on parent/guardians role in preventive communication.
  • Supported Northfield Public Schools in purchasing a curriculum that focuses on mental health needs and substance abuse trainings.

Membership requirements

The mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interests, willingness to serve, and background. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Applying

  1. You can apply to more than one board, commission or task force.

    Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

Important documents

Rules of Business (PDF)