Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker is pleased to announce that there will be a public hearing of the Suffolk County Addiction Prevention and Support Advisory Panel on Wednesday, September 22nd at 5:30 PM. Due to the reinstitution of the NYS Open Meetings Law wavier, the public hearing will be held over zoom. Those wishing to issue public comment must fill out the form at: http://www.scnylegislature.us/ABPublicHearing. The zoom link will be provided by email. Those who wish to leave a public comment without participating live, may leave a message at 631-854-1601 up to 3 minutes long, or email their comment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduced through legislation in July 2017 by Legislator Anker, the Suffolk County Addiction Prevention and Support Advisory Panel was established with the goal of providing ongoing guidance and input to the county in combating the opiate epidemic through preventative education, enhancement of enforcement efforts, and aiding in the treatment and rehabilitation of those addicted to opiates and heroin. The ever-evolving nature of the opiate epidemic requires continuous commitment to identify new resources and additional funding sources, and provide for greater focus on educating the public about addiction.
For more information, please call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600 or email ContactLegislatorAnker@suffolkcountyny.gov.