Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Awareness works to

  • Increase awareness of substance abuse within the community,
  • Improve communication between parents, youth, and educators,
  • Utilize evidence-based data to promote education, and
  • Encourage prevention and provide access to resources.


The Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Awareness has four leadership members:

Mike Butler Meeting Leader Board of Selectmen 
Jessica Gardner Coalition Informatics, Public Information, Social Media Health Department
Leanne Jasset Meeting Leader Board of Health
Susan Fay Meeting Scribe  Town Meeting 


Town boards and committees are staffed by volunteers who may not be available during business hours. If you need a response during business hours, please contact the Health Department.


The Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Awareness holds morning and evening meetings on the first Tuesday of each month in the lower conference room at Town Hall. The Coalition meets 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on those Tuesdays.

2017 meeting dates are listed below:

  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July date to be decided
  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Public meeting dates and times are posted at Town Hall and the Dedham Public Library at least 48 hours before each meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Meeting agendas will also be posted on this website.