DWI Planning Council Seeks Community Input

DWI Coordinator Kirsten Bell, left, along with Planning Council members Carie Fanning and Morrie Pongratz entice shoppers at the Farmer’s Market to participate in an online survey to help community planning related to ending DWI. Photo by Vint Miller
The local DWI Planning Council is hoping residents will assist with a community survey available now through Aug. 5.
The goal is to create a strategic plan for how to combat drinking and driving in Los Alamos and the surrounding communities. DWI Coordinator Kirsten Bell, along with Planning Council members have made the rounds to community businesses to partner with local efforts to enhance community education. The work has timed out perfectly with a statewide campaign to educate on the issue of DWI and seatbelt use.
“The DWI Planning Council makes recommendations to County Council on the county DWI plan and on spending DWI grant funds through components including prevention, treatment, compliance monitoring/tracking, coordination/planning, screening, enforcement, and alternative sentencing,” Bell said.
County’s new ENDWI logo designed by County Visual Information Specialist Vint Miller. Courtesy image
This week they will be out at the Gordon’s Summer Concert to promote their work and provide resources created by Bell and County Visual Information Specialist Vint Miller.
“Utilizing the ENDWI logo, Vint designed all of our new marketing materials that we hope will resonate with the community,” Bell said. Following the Gordon’s Summer Concert, the information will be on display again Aug. 4 at the Farmer’s Market.
The survey is available online in an open forum and honest feedback would be greatly appreciated. To participate in the survey, visit here.
The DWI-PC also invites community members to its monthly meetings. The meetings are 8:30-10 a.m., the second Thursday of each month at the County Municipal Building. An opportunity for public input is available and new ideas are always welcome.
For more information on the DWI Planning Council or information on upcoming meetings, contact DWI Program Coordinator Kirsten Bell at 505.662.8241 or kirsten.bell@lacnm.us.