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DHS news release

October 26, 2005


Contact: Jim Sellers (503) 945-5738

Program contact: C J Reid (503) 945-9813


Nov. 10 is deadline for 2005 alcohol and drug award nominations



The Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations, businesses and community coalitions that have made major contributions to the field of alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and recovery.


Nov. 10 is the deadline for submitting nominations to Angela Vehrs, Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 500 Summer St., N.E., Y-38, Salem 97301. Nomination forms are available on the Oregon Department of Human Services Web site  or by contacting C J Reid at (503) 945-9813 or c.j.reid​@state.or.us


In a Dec. 20 ceremony at the State Capitol in Salem, awards will be presented in four categories: Thomas R. Dargan Award of Excellence to an individual adult; Outstanding Youth Achievement Award to an individual under age 21 or a youth organization or business; Outstanding Community Achievement Award to a community coalition, individual, organization or business; and the Clark Campbell Outstanding Media Achievement Award.


In reviewing nominations, Council members will look for exemplary efforts supported by detailed examples and, if available, news clippings, photographs and letters of commendation.