Greetings West River Valley Coalition Members!
 
West River Valley Thrives will host its next coalition meeting on Wednesday, January 30, from 5:30 – 6:45 PM. Michael Roj, retired Vermont State Police Sergeant and current Windham County Highway Safety Task Force Coordinator with the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, will facilitate a candid conversation on the topic of marijuana, to include a review of the current marijuana law, various resources to support underage education and prevention, and how legalization is likely to impact our communities.
 
In 2014, Mike founded the Enhanced Teen Driver Safety Program. This proactive initiative, which is the only one of its kind in New England, provides the opportunity for a skilled and experienced highway safety deputy to be introduced into driver education programs taught throughout southern Vermont. Mike supports the educational process by offering students proactive highway safety techniques in a relaxed classroom setting.
 
During Deputy Roj’s career with VSP, he held the title of Supervisor of Traffic Operations for the southern half of Vermont. During this decade-long assignment, he received extensive training on highway safety strategies to include drug and alcohol prevention. After retiring from VSP, he used this knowledge as a foundation for the Enhanced Teen Driver Safety Program and various community events. 
 
West River Valley Thrives would like to encourage you, friends, family, community partners, colleagues, and any others who you believe may be interested in this presentation and discussion to attend this meeting. 
 
I ask that you please RSVP to Steve Tavella at wrvtdirector@gmail.com, or call 365-4700 to confirm your attendance. This will provide WRVT with the ability to gauge numbers and make appropriate arrangements for meeting space at Leland & Gray.
 
The meeting will start at 5:30 PM. Enter Leland & Gray from the front entrance. Signs will guide you to the meeting location. Light snacks and beverages will be served, so please come early to socialize. West River Valley Thrives always welcomes the opportunity for everyone to become better acquainted with our community partners and explore possibilities for information sharing and collaboration. 
 
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Steve at the information provided above. WRVT is very excited to host Deputy Michael Roj and provide an opportunity for all of us to converse and increase our knowledge and understanding from the wealth of experts in our communities.
 
We hope to see you on January 30th!