Safe Communities Coalitions
What is it?
To save lives and improve the quality of life for the citizens, the Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) will use the grant funds to coordinate two Safe Communities Coalitions. Money was awarded to the Health District to coordinate coalitions in both Lake and Geauga counties. Both coalitions conduct educational campaigns and awareness activities that will promote various aspects of traffic safety. The Safe Communities Coalitions are funded through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What do we do?
The overall goal of the Safe Communities Coalition is to reduce the number of traffic related motor vehicle deaths in Lake and Geauga County. The coalition will conduct campaigns and events to create awareness actives that will promote traffic safety. National campaigns the coalition participates in are Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
What is your role as a Coalition member?
Members of the Safe Communities Coalition are tasked with the job of providing input and direction on how to best promote public awareness on traffic safety, with the aim being that through this public promotion of education, we can reduce preventable crashes, injuries, and deaths. We host meetings once every other month to discuss and plan future events.
For Lake County contact: Haley Russo (440) 350-2844 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For Geauga County contact: Jessica McCarthy (440) 350-2875 | email@example.com