The annual meeting of the Local Resource Exchange on Tuesday, Feb. 11 will have a panel discussion focusing on perspectives on Ottawa County health and addiction issues, and spotlight a total relaunch of United Way 211, a phone system providing social service information and assistance for Ottawa County residents.
The Local Resources Exchange meeting will be held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, just west of Port Clinton, from 8:30 a.m-3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include coffee, lunch and materials. To reserve a spot visit
Opening remarks by Diane Taylor and the SIM Sub-Committee members will open the program at 9 a.m., followed by short presentations from a wide variety of social agencies.
Highlights of the day will be a panel discussion at 11:30 a.m. with Ottawa County community leaders battling the local opioid addiction. They are Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters, DART Officer Trevor Johnson, Ottawa County Mental Health Court graduate Katlyn Sheppard, Port Clinton School District Superintendent Pat Adkins and Director Connie Cornett of the Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center.
United Way in Ottawa County will debut its new United Way 211 telephone relaunch at 1 p.m., followed by a presentation on networking and opportunities to update social services and program information in the 211 database.
Putting together the day’s programs have been April Schalk and Alison Falls of United Way in Ottawa County; the SIM Coordinated Point of Service Entry Committee; Jaimee Prieur, Mental Health Court Coordinator; Stacy Maple, Lakeside Chautauqua and formerly director of United Way; Shanna Strouse of Joyful Connections; and Kristen Gerwin of the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership.