FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2018
Community Development Coordinator, Winston Brooks, 931.455.2648
Miss Tennessee to headline Community Drug-Free Roundtable Monday
The community is invited to a Community Roundtable discussion to address drug-free initiatives in Tullahoma. The discussion will take place Monday, January 22nd from 3:15 to 4:45 upstairs at Tullahoma City Hall. Everyone is also invited to a 5 pm reception to meet the current Miss Tennessee, Caty Davis, who will be a special guest at the roundtable. Her drug-free platform includes the “Count It! Lock It! Drop It!” initiative created by the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition.
In addition to Miss Davis, other participants in the roundtable include Kristina Clark, past director of the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition, Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell, Pediatrician Abby Byrom, M.D., Coordinator of Tullahoma School Health Gina Bumbalough, Sonoco Site superintendent Joe Marler, TE Connectivity General Manager Bryan Hall, Cedar Lane church of Christ minister Steven Hovater, Coffee County Drug Court Director Mike Lewis, Centerstone Regional Vice President Ken Stewart, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Director of Faith Based Initiatives Monty Burks.
“The purpose of this discussion is to determine where we are in Tullahoma in our fight with drug abuse, what are our challenges, opportunities, and reasons for hope,” said Mayor Lane Curlee.
“My goal is to jump start actions we can take as a community to mitigate this urgent community problem. Drug abuse affects every segment of our community and Tullahoma will never reach its potential as a community until we address and solve the problem. These Roundtable participants bring a wealth of knowledge about the problem and I believe by working together we can move toward a solution.”