What is the Manville Municipal Alliance Commission (MAC)?
Did you know Manville participates in the Somerset County Municipal Alliance?
What is a municipal alliance? A Municipal Alliance is a municipal-level grassroots organization comprised of local citizens and community members interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol addiction. Each municipality in New Jersey has the opportunity to organize a Municipal Alliance and receive state funding for substance abuse prevention/education programs from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA).
Who serves on the municipal alliance?The Municipal Alliances are comprised of volunteers from the community who dedicate their time to develop and implement programs that are an integral part in preventing drug and alcohol addiction among their residents. These programs reach out to people of all ages in the areas of recreation, education, and community awareness. Our members are representatives from several sectors of the community, including (but not limited to) law enforcement, local government, school counselors and staff, parents, youth, local business, faith-based organizations, and private citizens with interest or experience in these issues.
What does the municipal alliance do in Manville?Each municipality in Somerset County has a Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) which collectively determines which programs to fund based on their community’s needs. Statewide, the Municipal Alliances exist in over 500 of New Jersey’s municipalities offering over 2,000 prevention programs.
Watch for more information to follow on what Manville’s Municipal Alliance Committee has planned!