With the opioid and heroin crisis strengthening its grip locally, the Pennridge School District will host a community forum from 7 PM to 9 PM on September 27th aimed at providing important information about the disease of addiction. It will be held in the high school auditorium. Sponsored by the Bucks County Association of Township Officials, the forum will feature a panel of experts who will share their insights, provide an overview of what resources are available to help and explain the steps being taken across Bucks County and in Harrisburg to prevent the crisis from growing. A question and answer period will follow. “This is an important conversation that all members of the community need to have,” said Dan Rattigan, president of the Bucks County Association of Township Officials and a member of the panel. “The fact is that this awful crisis is hitting our communities every day and hurting families. We cannot ignore what is going on in our own backyards.”
In addition to Rattigan, other experts on the panel will include:
- Matt Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney;
- Diane Rosati, Executive Director, Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission;
- Dr. Peter Yarnell, President, Pennridge School Board;
- Dr. Jacqueline Rattigan, Superintendent, Pennridge School District; and
- Chief Steven Hillias, Perkasie Borough Police Department.
Stacey Mulholland, 1st Vice President of Bucks County Association of Township Officials, will serve as moderator.