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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Control Policy Task Force
Office of the Governor -
Attorney General's Office
March 25, 2002
TASK FORCE MEMBERS PRESENT:
Jerry Archer, Mary Fay, Duane
Grimes, Mary Haydal, Joey Jayne, Cathy Kendall, Marko Lucich,
Roland Mena, Robin Morris, Steve Morris, Bill Muhs, Rick Robinson,
Peg Shea, John Strandell. Facilitated by Sandy Mack
AGENDA TOPICS (As amended)
- Welcome & Opening Prayer
- Meeting Summary Approval
- Current Situation Statement - Updates & Discussion
- Working Summit - Agree on Objectives and Agenda
- Desired Outcomes - Next Steps
- Open Public Comment
Participants approved the March 4, 2002 meeting summary.
It will be posted on the Task Force Web Site.
CURRENT SITUATION STATEMENTS
Each Work Group (Prevention, Judicial and Treatment) updated the
Task Force on the Current Situation Statements. The Task
Force discussed and made changes and additions to the draft
Sandy will begin to put the current situation statements from
the 3 Work Groups into a report format.
Task Force members discussed the objectives, structure and
length of time allocated for the Working Summit in Great Falls on
April 18th. The Task Force agreed to the
The Objective of the Working Summit is to learn from the public
and experts in the field. The time for the Working Summit will
remain from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The format for the meeting will
be open comment (focused around the three areas of Prevention,
Treatment and Judicial). We will assume that most individuals
will not be familiar with the Task Force's charge and will not know
what has been done to date. For this reason a brief overview
will be provided at the beginning of the Working Summit and
materials made available before the meeting for interested
participants to review and comment on.
A "Hand-Out" of the Draft Current Situation Statements will be
available on the Web Site and for public review and comment on
Friday, April 12, and will be available at the April
In order to prepare the Draft Current Situation Statement
Hand-Out, Sandy will compile, clean and format the Work Group's
efforts and email it to the Task Force for review by Friday April
5th. Comments and changes from the Task Force will
be sent to Sandy by Wednesday April 10th. The
revised Draft Current Situation Statement will be posted on the Web
Site and mailed to invitees to the Working Summit.
Working Summit participants will be asked to bring a summary of
their testimony or comments to the meeting or send them to: email@example.com
Drug Control Policy Task Force
671 Fieldstone Drive
Corvallis, MT 59828
Task Force Members will review the Desired Outcomes drafted by
each of the Work Groups and get their comments, suggestions and
ideas back to Sandy by Monday April 8th.
The Treatment Work Group will email their Draft Desired Outcomes
to the Task Force by April 26th.
PUBLIC COMMENT AND INPUT
The Task Force was fortunate to have a number of people from the
Kalispell area share their stories, concerns, ideas and suggestions
with Task Force Members. Task Force Members also asked questions of
the public. This information will be very helpful in
developing Drug Control Strategy recommendations. These individuals were invited to summarize their comments in writing and to send them to the Task Force Members c/o AQuest (address above).
Members of the public included: Ed Corrigan, Flathead Co.
Attorney's Office; Louie Moore, Probation & Parole; Michael
Cummins, Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic; Christine
Kroemer, Parent; Walter Kroemer, Parent; John Brakefield, Parent;
Ronald B. Clem; Karyl K. Clem; Lori Eisinger; Sharon Hmmerquist;
Diana Johnson; Katharine Thompson, Flathead CARE and SDFS, Kiu
Clausea; John T. Polotto; Jami Ekern; Craig Christopherson.
ACTION ITEM REVIEW
Send Draft Desired Outcomes to Sandy for distribution to the
Treatment Work Group (Cathy Kendall)
(note on 3-26 Cathy said she would send the Treatment Work
Group's Desired Outcomes out on April 8th)
Compile, clean and format the Work Group's Current Situation
Statements and email to Task Force
Review the Desired Outcomes drafted by each of the Work Groups
and get comments, suggestions and ideas back to Sandy by Monday
All Task Force Members
E-mail Comments changes to the Current Situation Statement to
All Task Force Members
Revise Current Situation Statement and Post on Web Site and mail
to Working Summit invitees.