A Prevention Champion is someone who has helped provide support for a healthier life for young people in our community – someone who helps reduce risk factors for alcohol and drug abuse, someone who supports recovery, or someone who builds assets for our youth and other community members. [Read more…] about Community News: HCI looking for Prevention Champion Award nominees
Dundas/Northfield find common ground for E. Cannon River Trail
There were at least 30 in the audience in Council Chambers last night as Northfield and Dundas Council met to discuss the E. Cannon River trail. Dundas Administrator John McCarthy remarked yesterday that Northfield has had 2 Mayors, 3 Administrators and an Interim and 3 City engineers since the project started (2009) and each of them have had different ideas and there may have been some misunderstanding as they went through the process. Mayor Switzer noted Dundas council wants the trail to happen and, because of that, they are willing to go up to $88,000 to pay for their portion. A cooperative agreement was offered to Dundas a couple of weeks ago by Northfield staff but details needed to be worked out. [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Dundas/Northfield find common ground for E. Cannon River Trail; Northfield School Board “loud and clear” on direction for behavior interventionist; HCI to take lead on Tri-City grant to help youth
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is currently accepting nominations for positions on the HCI Board of Directors. HCI expects to have at least three open adult board positions and one board position for a high school student, beginning in September 2016. HCI board members serve three-year terms.
Formed in 1992, HCI is a coalition run by a board of community leaders, youth, parents, and school representatives. HCI’s mission is to “to cultivate a collaborative community that supports, values and empowers youth.” To achieve this, HCI does not operate or manage its own programs. Instead, HCI works with community partners to foster collaboration and to support community-driven efforts that benefit Northfield youth and families. The HCI Board meets from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.