Safe Communities Coalition
What is it?
The Lake County Safe Communities Coalition is funded through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The funds are received by the Lake County General Health District, where the Safe Communities Coalition is coordinated. The Safe Communities Coalition is made up of the Lake County General Health District staff, representatives from local law enforcement, fire safety, Ohio Department of Transportation, Crossroads, Lake County Engineers Office, Lake Metroparks, MADD-NEO Affiliate, Lakeland Community College, Mandovi Enterprises, Promedica, Laketran, Lake County Coroner’s Office, Great Lakes Mall, Dairy Queen and more.
What do we do?
The overall goal of the Lake County Safe Communities Coalition is to reduce the number of traffic related motor vehicle deaths in Lake 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. Other events include Protect and Serve Tavern at the Great Lakes Mall, Hero’s Day at the Great Lakes Mall, Prom Safety events at local high schools, Connect Fest at Lakeland Community College, McDonald Buckle Down Day, Motorcycle Bike Nights for motorcycle safety, and the Lake County Fair.
What is your role as a Coalition member?
Members of the Lake County 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.
Contact: Haley Russo (440)-350-2844 | email@example.com