The Adams County Opioid Council is comprised of nine voting members, with each sector or department having an alternate.
Voting members are responsible for prioritizing work to address the opioid crisis in alignment with the state-wide joint framework, making decisions on how to distribute funds from the litigation settlement based on prioritized needs, and identifying policy priorities and opportunities related to addressing the opioid crisis.
Municipal / County Court
- County: Jim Siedlecki, Deputy Adams County Manager
- City: Mayor Pro Tem Doris Peterson, City of Federal Heights
- City: Council Member Becky Brown, City of Northglenn
- Human Services: TBD
- Public Health: Monica Buhlig, Director of Health Equity and Strategic Initiatives, Adams County Health Department
- Law Enforcement: TBD
- Local Law Enforcement: Terrence Gordon, Chief of Police, City of Thornton
- Municipal / County Court: Simone Jones, Deputy Court Executive, 17th Judicial District
Target Setting Subcommittee
Responsible for drafting the initial target(s) (potentially a 5 year target related to opioid related overdose deaths) that the Regional Council will be working towards
- Peter Padilla
- Glenn Robinson
- Dr. Kelly Weidenbach
- TBD, Epidemiologists from Adams County Health Department
Capital Projects Subcommittee
Will explore capital projects that fill major gaps in services and strategize how to access funding from multiple sources to support them. They will first focus on the need for a youth residential treatment center in the region.
- Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio
- Chief Jim May
- Chief Judge Don Quick
- Levon Hupfer
- TBD, Other stakeholder across the region
“There is something fundamentally amiss about building or rebuilding a system without consulting at any point those it is designed to serve.” -Alison Cook-Sather
The Advisory Network serves as a resource to voting members to provide advice based on content expertise and lived experience. They may apply for and receive funds to address the opioid crisis, and will have opportunities to serve on relevant subcommittees based on interest and expertise.
The Role of the RMP Team
The RMP Team, which supports the overall network, has been contracted by Adams County Government to facilitate and serve as the backbone to this regional effort. Learn more about the role of the RMP Team by clicking the button below.
Colorado Opioid Abatement Council
The Colorado Abatement Council consists of representatives appointed by the State and Participating Local Governments and will ensure the distribution of Opioid Funds complies with the terms of the Colorado Opioid MOU. They will do this by developing processes and procedures for holding regions accountable to their stated uses of those funds. In addition to the administrative duties of the Abatement Council, they will also be able to “facilitate collaboration between the State, Participating Local Governments, Regional Councils, and other stakeholders for the purposes of sharing data, outcomes, strategies, and other relevant information related to abating the opioid crisis in Colorado [C(4)d Pg.6].”
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|Jody Nowicki, RMP Senior Director of Stakeholder Impact, serves as the Project Manager for this effort. Contact Jody at JodyNowicki@RMPBackbone.org with additional questions or to learn more.|