2016/2017 Amherst Community Task Force Leadership Darren Conley, President, Holly Miller, Vice President, Lt. Mark Cawthon, Secretary, Jim Loos, Treasurer, Dave Janik, At-Large.
Committees: Prevention and Education: Chair: Darren Conley Church Partnerships/Youth Programs: Chair: Promotion and Marketing: Chair: Holly Miller
1st Tuesday, 6:30 PM at Arabica Coffee House 254 Park Avenue, Amherst
Amherst Community Task Force (ACTF) consists of a group of concerned citizens who have joined together to develop a long-term framework to address at-risk social issues in our neighborhoods. On November 14, 2013 over twenty people from the general community, schools and police department met to discuss solutions to the prescription and heroin drug addiction issues. This was the first meeting to develop a long-term framework to address at-risk behaviors and other social issues in our neighborhoods. The Amherst Community Task Force area includes the City of Amherst (OH) Amherst Township and Amherst School District. The ACTF organized the following educational events: December, 2013, Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Abuse Information Presentation February, 2014, Hidden in Plain Sight: a traveling exhibit where adults learn about the addition issue. March, 2014, Robby’s Voice Parent Presentation: Presentation from a father who lost his son Robby to a Rx Drug addiction/Heroin overdose.
April, 2016, Townhall Meeting
October, 2016 LIDS Campaign - Pizza Box Marketing Campaign.
October, 2016 LIDS Campaign - Trick or Treat Popcorn Distribution
December, 2016 LIDS Campaign - Amherst Christmas Parade Popcorn Distribution Any community member is welcome to attend ACTF meetings and participate on ACTF committees. Dates/times for committees can be found on the calendar page and general meetings are listed below.