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JEFFERSON – Kathryn Whittington,
President of the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners will be a guest
speaker at the 7th Annual Southeastern U.S. Regional Drug Prevention
Summit in Tampa, Florida. Commissioner Whittington is honored to have the
opportunity to speak at the Prevention Summit on February 19, 2019.
The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a
drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing, promoting and
sustaining national and international policies and laws that will reduce
illegal drug use and drug addiction. The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. partners
with other entities to organize and host this event.
continues to build relationships across the United States in efforts to fight
the drug epidemic. She will present
Rural America… Tackling the Drug Epidemic at this summit. Commissioner Whittington will share her
personal story of how this epidemic has affected her & her family, the
impact on the community and on Ashtabula County’s local government and agencies.
Commissioner Whittington was
previously employed with Ashtabula County Children Services, serving the
children and families of Ashtabula County for 14 years and has over 22 years of
experience working with families and communities. She was formerly
the Community Service Coordinator for Ashtabula County Children Services
Board and the Community Outreach Coordinator for G.O. Community Development
Corporation. She also serves on various state and national committees
pertaining to children and families as well as justice and public safety.
Mrs. Whittington was elected to
the Board of Commissioners in November 2016 and was seated January 3, 2017 to
begin her four-year term of office.