MIDDLESEX COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE ACTION COUNCIL (MCSAAC)
TO HONOR SEVERAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012.
(Middletown, Conn.) Anthony Salvatore, President of the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council (MCSAAC), announced that the organization will honor four individuals, and two programs from the community, at its Annual Awards Meeting on Friday, October 12, 2012. The event will be held at the Inn at Middletown and will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The awards and recipients are:
The 2012 Prevention Program Award, which highlights an outstanding local prevention initiative at the town, school or regional level. The award is designed to honor both innovative programs and those that have become institutions in their respective communities. This year’s award goes to The EDGE (Excellent Decision Guiding Everyday) Teams from Durham and Middlefield.
The 2012 Terry Concannon Award, which is presented to an elected official such as a Mayor, Selectman, or Legislator who has made strides in reducing substance abuse and/or contributed to community wellness by promoting prevention initiatives. This year’s award goes to First Selectwoman Susan Bransfield of Portland.
The 2012 Harry Eben Burr Business Award for Prevention Awareness, which is for a member of the Middlesex County business community (either business or individual) who has gone above and beyond to implement, promote or support substance abuse prevention and/or recovery efforts. This year’s award goes to Middlesex Hospital. Vincent G. Capese, Jr, CEO will accept the award on behalf of Middlesex Hospital.
Finally, A Special Award of Thanks will be presented to Senator Eileen M. Daily for her critical role in founding the Regional Action Councils (including MCSAAC) throughout the State of Connecticut, and her steadfast and generous support of our work in reducing alcohol and substance abuse among youth.