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September 11, 2017
Contact: Scott Dadson, Executive Director
828-287-2281, ext. 250

After careful consultation with our region’s county managers, we have decided to postpone IPDC’s board meeting scheduled for Monday, September 11th, 2017.  As the region prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irma early next week, the county managers and I decided that, in the interest of working together to safely and securely protect our region, we should postpone the meeting to a later date. 
We have identified Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, as the next best date for the IPDC board meeting.  I have reached out to Assistant Secretary Napoleon Wallace, our guest speaker, and he will be available to join us on October 4th.  We will still hold the meeting in the same location, the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center, in Marion, NC. 
OPIOD here in Region C

Our four Countys and their respective leadership recognize that there is an issue that affects our Region and that is Opiods.  Several of our Countys are holding input sessions to discuss this issue  and we glad that they are doing so.  The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners has issued a statewide request that all 100 counties organize and host community-wide forums concerning the epidemic of substance misuse and addiction facing our neighborhoods, schools, and families.

"Opioid use by American men may account for one-fifth of the decline in their participation in the U.S. labor force, according to a study by Princeton University economist Alan Krueger."   See more about the impact of the opiod epidemic here.

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