Board of Trustees Member

Winooski Partnership for Prevention
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Organization Description
We are a dedicated group of individuals passionate about substance use prevention in our community. Through community education and engagement, youth empowerment, and policy change, we work to prioritize prevention here in Winooski, VT. Our team is committed to keeping our community well-informed about the health risks associated with youth substance use and sharing best practices for prevention. By focusing on underage drinking, tobacco, cannabis use, and prescription drug misuse prevention, we strive to create a healthier future for our youth. At WPP, we believe in changing cultural norms that support substance misuse. We bring together all sectors of our community, providing opportunities for involvement in prevention efforts and fostering collaboration to improve local policies.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

 Winooski Partnership for Prevention's (WPP) work is focused on a systems-approach to dismantling racism, classism, and inequitable targeting of marginalized communities by industries involved in age-restricted addictive substances, such as alcohol, nicotine, tobacco, and cannabis. Public health inequities related to these substances are inextricably linked to racial segregation and disenfranchisement of working class peoples. WPP works to expose inequities in the built environment that perpetuate substance use disorders and prevent successful recovery. We are actively working towards having our board and staff represent the communities with which we work and we are eager to speak with applicants with ties to Winooski who gravitate towards community-based work. Our flexible schedules, high levels of autonomy, and high levels of trust are part of our organizational commitment to respecting the individuality of each of our staff and their work lives.

Board Terms and Term Limits
6 years
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
1.5hr quarterly
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Kate Nugent
Point of Contact Email