On Oct. 30, Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County (ADSGC) hosted a Town Hall meeting to prevent underage drinking. The meeting space was provided by Deputy Mayor Chris Mehl and the city of Bozeman.

Fourteen community leaders participated. The meeting lasted two hours with discussion, concerns and responses to underage drinking. The discussion also included broader health and behavioral problems being experienced by our youth; and how we can come together to address the effects and impacts on our communities, families, schools and individuals through interconnected prevention efforts and activities that enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors.

Thank you to the caring, committed, and interested leaders in reducing and preventing underage drinking and other serious health and behavioral problems in our community.

Shelly Johnson

Edward Sypinski

Bozeman