More than 100 community members attended the second Faith Alliance Caring Community Caucus (FAC3) meeting held June 7th at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center. Representatives from local and state government, business, education, non -profit organizations and the faith community were in attendance. Participants considered the growing concern around drugs and addictions by looking at its impact on the community and began work toward organizing a collaborative response. An advisory committee is now being formed in order to make an action plan to address concerns.
The FAC3 Event Committee is chaired by Lynda O'Connor, board member of both the Faith Alliance and the Lakota Board of Education. The June FAC3 conference was moderated by Tom Kelechi, President and CEO of the Alcoholism Council of Butler Count. An expert panel discussion was presented by:
Some of the points addressed by the panel include:
The event was made possible through the support of The Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, The Faith Alliance of West Chester and Liberty Township, Hillandale Family of Communities, Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, and The West Chester - Liberty Chamber Alliance.
A very special THANKS to everyone who participated in the first meeting of The Faith Alliance Caring Community Caucus (FAC3) Event sponsored by the Faith Alliance and held at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center.
With over 100 concerned church leaders, elected officials, community leaders and special services organizations represented, several ideas and action plans were created. We look forward to reporting our progress in the months to come.