The Council's 21st Annual Summit, "Creating Healthy and Safe Communities", will be here before we know it. This year the Summit is taking place at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick on September 12, 2012 from 8am-3pm.
Even now, many months later, we continue to hear positive feedback about last year's event along with anticipatory inquiries about this year's program. Memorable moments such as the stirring keynote from GCADA Vice-Chairman Eric Arauz and a moving presentation by Lynn Edwards of the first-time W. Cary Edwards State Volunteer of the Year Award to Laurie Smith of Atlantic County are among the many highlights people are still talking about!
Attendees shared that last year's Summit provided them with "hope for the future of prevention and treatment" and we expect this year to be even more inspiring. Notable is the Council's first time partnership with the US Journal Training Northeast Conference - details are contained in this issue along with information regarding the Workshop Call For Proposals and Alliance Volunteer of the Year Award.
We remain grateful to all those who made our 20th Annual Summit such an extraordinary success. Last year marked an unprecedented amount of attendees, obliging us to move to an even larger venue.
We anticipate 2012 to bring an even greater response so stay tuned for registration details which will be released in the very near future. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Very truly yours,