Municipal Alliance Committee
- Mary Vineis, Chairperson
- Detective Steve Cicchetti, Secretary/Treasurer
The Pequannock Twp. Coalition welcomes new members. Orientation/Information sessions are held twice a month. Please RSVP by calling Phyllis Minicuci, Coordinator, at 973-625-1998 for dates, times, and locations.
The Municipal Alliance Committee of Pequannock Township was established by resolution of the Governing Body of the Township of Pequannock in 1989.
The purpose of the Municipal Alliance Committee is to create a network of community leaders, private citizens, and representative from the public and private human service agencies who are dedicated to promoting and supporting alcohol and other drug and crime prevention and education programs.
The Municipal Alliance Committee is overseen by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and is funded through the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) funds collected by fines for drug-related offenses, along with matching funds by the Township and private donations. This funding provides the Municipal Alliance Committee the ability to host certain programs for the Township youth.
Membership on the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be appointed by the Municipal Alliance Chairperson, and shall include but not necessarily be limited to representatives of the Township Council, local Law Enforcement, Municipal Employees, Representatives of local religious groups, Township Youth Groups, and residents of Pequannock Township.
Prevent Underage Drinking
For many kids and teens, summer means fun and relaxation. However, the freedom of the summer months can mean an increased risk for underage drinking. In fact, the average first use of alcohol by young people in the United States peaks in June and July.
As the school year ends and summer begins, parents may have more time to connect with their children and more opportunities to have meaningful talks. SAMHSA's app "Talk. They Hear You." can help parents prepare for one of the most important conversations they may ever have. This free app, available through the App StoreSM, Google Play™, the Windows® Store, and Windows® Phone Store, features an interactive simulation that uses avatars to help parents practice bringing up the topic of alcohol, learn the questions to ask, and get ideas for keeping the conversation going.
The app is part of SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You." Underage Drinking Prevention National Media Campaign, which encourages parents and caregivers to talk with children early about the dangers of alcohol. Access additional resources and information about the campaign and underage drinking prevention.