The City of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota are partnering to address the problems associated with high risk alcohol use in Grand Forks.
A news conference will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 to kick off the campaign to help create a community and campus culture that supports responsible, low risk drinking.
The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Grand Forks Alerus Center Conference Center. Featured speakers will include Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown and UND President Robert Kelley.
The committee is an extension of efforts first brought forth by the Service/Safety Committee of the Grand Forks City Council, chaired by Council member Terry Bjerke.
It will be co-chaired by Lori Reesor, UND Vice President for Student Affairs, and Ken Vein, Grand Forks City Council. It will also include representatives from the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Grand Forks Hospitality industry, Public Health, Public Schools, Northeast Human Services, Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks Police, and UND Police, faculty, staff and students.
The event is open to the public. Those attending should use door 5 or 6 of the Alerus Center.