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Media Advisory

Nominate "People Who Make a Difference" Combating Alcohol and Other Drugs

Thursday, March 22, 2012


The Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board of Contra Costa County is seeking nominations for the 2012 "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 6.


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 2012: 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 8 during its regular meeting at 651 Pine Street in Martinez. A reception will follow.


Nomination forms must be received by April 6. 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 925-335-3318 or email

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