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SUP Coalition Meeting Minutes


Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition

Meeting Minutes

February 17, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center


Coalition Members Present:

Francine Kosse, Fairview Health Services

Jennifer Nordeen, Free Heroin’s Hold, Parent

Amanda Martin, Sherburne County Health & Human Services

Eric Balabon, Elk River Police Department

Roxanne Schreder, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office

Jayme Swenson, Spectrum Parent

Victoria Holbert, Retired Resident

Jennifer Pim, Sherburne County Attorney’s Office

Molly Hanson, YMCA

Amy Tompkins, Big Lake Parent, Elk River Teacher

Amber Jochem, MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Anita Richardson, MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Amanda Larson, Sherburne County Health & Human Services

Tom Sterneman, Refuge – An Evangelical Free Church

Greg Pruszinske, City of Becker

Frank Rice, Retired Resident

Angie Charboneau-Folch, Big Lake High School

Jennifer Gunderson, Becker Parent

Darin Teske, Guest Speaker from MN Department of Health



Amanda Larson called the meeting to order at approximately 9:00 a.m. Introductions were made.


Amanda Larson asked if everyone had a chance to review the minutes from the January 20, 2016 meeting. Molly Hanson made a motion to approve the minutes, which was seconded by Francine Kosse. All were in favor.


Amanda Larson asked for any additions or changes to the proposed agenda. Francine Kosse made a motion to approve the agenda, which was seconded by Roxanne Schreder. All were in favor.


Consent Agenda

Roxanne provided the current financial report including carryover. In-kind donations through the end of January is $46,750 (which does not include youth time as of yet), which leaves $110,165 for the rest of the grant year.


Information Sharing/Agency Updates

Roxanne advised Kayla was able to update the sticker shock hanger and sticker. She passed them around for all to view. So far three liquor stores have committed to participating (Lake Liquors, P&A, and Uptown Off-Sale) and it sounds like there may be at least four more considering this opportunity (Northbound and Westbound Liquor, Briggs Lake Liquor, and Sand Dunes Spirits). The goal is to do the campaign in April.


Roxanne advised the progress report for the DFC grant is due by March 31st. The continuation application for year 3 was submitted at the end of January. The United Way progress report was also submitted.


Jayme Swenson advised the Free Heroin’s Hold support group meetings have been going very well. Parents and supporters have been attending, and recovered youth have been helping. Eric Balabon advised he was approached by a friend of Dylan’s asking if he would be able to speak at the high schools. Jayme will work with Jennifer Nordeen about trying to set something up.


Roxanne advised there was a speaker at the MN Crime Prevention Board meeting who is looking to do a statewide “hidden in plain sight” effort. They are hoping to put together a trailer with a room set up to be used in different communities along with other materials if the trailer is unavailable. She will provide more information as it is learned.


The regular meeting was adjourned at 9:12 a.m. Darin Teske then provided a presentation on Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis program.


The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 16, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center.

Minutes from previous coalition meetings are available upon request.
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