- Joe Romola - Chairperson
- Karl Fisher - Vice Chair
- Lori DiPiazza - Corresponding Secretary
- Timothy Braden
- Joseph Daughtry
- Michael Duddy
- Connie Kelly
- Denise Logan
- Dr. Gilbert Mandel
- Denise Marino
- Nancy Mertz
- Christina Renfer
- Judith Rosen
- Alvah Steiner
- June Witty
- Adam Brewer, Youth Opportunity Coord. (973) 335-7019
Township Committee Liaison
- Jim Sandham
- Jean Bader, Alternate
- 195 Changebridge Road Montville NJ 07045-9498
Third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM, Youth Center. June and December
meetings changed to second Wednesday. No meeting in July or August.
Drug Awareness – Municipal Alliance Council works very closely with the
Montville Township Committee, Board of Education, Police Department,
school administration and staff, parent groups and many other civic
organizations in town in an effort to prevent substance abuse and to
provide information to all residents regarding alcohol, tobacco and
other drugs. DAC activities and programs are supported by the Township
of Montville, private contributions and donations and the Municipal
Alliance grants. Some of the programs sponsored or supported by the
Drug Awareness Council are:
Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help (REACH)
- Sponsored by the DAC and endorsed by the Board of Education, high
school students are trained regarding the health hazards of drug and
alcohol use. These students are certified as peer leaders and role
models for elementary and middle school students. The REACH students go
into the classrooms and facilitate small group discussions regarding
decision-making, self-esteem, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, and
- Sponsored by the DAC in conjunction with the high school
administrators and students, students link-up with senior citizens at
an annual social event.
- DAC was a co-founder of this drug and alcohol free, all night
graduation party. The DAC works closely with the Project Graduation
Committee and the parent council on this activity.
- Sponsored by the DAC and endorsed by the Board of Education, this is
a drug and alcohol free party held at the high school to celebrate the 8th grade promotion.
Student Assistance Counselor
- The DAC encouraged the Township Committee and Board of Education to
employ a certified counselor in the high school and middle school.
Project Store Front
- Sponsored by the DAC, with the cooperation of the school
administration, township schools are assigned windows to decorate with
an anti substance abuse theme.
Assembly Programs, Family Nights, Workshops
- The DAC sponsors programs for assemblies, family nights and workshops
which feature speakers, concerts, lectures, athletes, reformed drug and
alcohol abusers, slide presentations, etc.
Drug Free School Zone - The DAC purchased the signs for this state mandated program for placement throughout Montville Township.
- DAC introduced and co-sponsors the program with the Montville
Township Police with the cooperation of the Board of Education. This
program allows the police to go into the elementary and middle schools
to teach about drugs and alcohol.
- DAC sponsors this program which is endorsed by the Township
Committee, Police Department, parent groups, Former Governor Kean,
State Commissioner of Education and civic organizations. Families sign
a pledge that no alcohol will be served at teenage parties in their
Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd to October 31st)
- DAC sponsors Red Ribbon Week Programming in Montville Township and
distributes red ribbons to all students, school staff, Montville
Township employees and Township residents. The message is one of
working towards a drug free community.
National "Just Say No" Week in May - DAC, with the cooperation of the Board of Education, purchases items for students with a "Just Say No" message.
Drug Awareness Council sponsors in-service programs for school staff,
purchases materials and kits for school health programs, maintains a
film library for drug and alcohol education and participates in the
Montville Township Health Fair. All township residents and businesses
interested in working with the Council, or with suggestions, are
encouraged to contact the DAC.