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Media Advisory

Nominate People Who Make a Difference Combating Alcohol, Other Drugs

Thursday, March 3, 2011


The Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board of Contra Costa County is seeking nominations for the 2011 "People Who Make a Difference" Awards, which recognize individuals and groups who have contributed significantly toward combating alcohol and other drug abuse in Contra Costa communities. Nomination forms are due April 15.


Nominees must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Identified an alcohol and other drug problem and initiated effective change
  • Contributed to reducing the impact of alcohol and other drugs in Contra Costa communities
  • Produced a significant shift in community alcohol and other drugs awareness

There are six award categories for 2011: Volunteer Individual, Volunteer Group, Non-Volunteer Individual, Non-Volunteer Group, Youth Leadership Individual and Youth Leadership Group. Past winners are not eligible for nomination.

The Board of Supervisors will acknowledge winners at 9:30 a.m. May 17 during its regular meeting at 651 Pine Street in Martinez. A reception will follow.


Nomination forms must be received by April 15. Forms are available online at or by calling 925-335-3307. Mail completed forms to Fatima Matal Sol, 1220 Morello Avenue, Suite 200, Martinez, CA 94553, fax to 925-335-3307 or email

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Press Contact
  • Fatima Matal Sol
  • 925-335-3307