About Graves County ASAP
KY-ASAP was created in 2000 by the General Assembly to promote the reduction of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Kentucky by working with communities to help them identify existing needs and resources.
There are currently 75 local ASAP boards that cover 113 of 120 counties in the Commonwealth. Sixteen of these boards are regional and consist of two or more counties that have joined efforts to address substance abuse issues affecting their area. The local boards consist of stakeholders in each county or multi-county jurisdiction. ASAP has become a vital part of substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts in many of Kentucky's communities.
The Graves County ASAP Board is comprised of local citizens who want to make a difference in their community. The abuse of drugs—both prescription and illegal; the abuse of alcohol; the use of tobacco and other substances are problems in all communities. However, we believe that the Graves County ASAP Board can bring about a positive change in our community. We welcome any community member to local ASAP meetings, which are held the 2nd Friday of almost every month at the Graves County Health Department at 1 p.m.
The Graves County ASAP Board is able to help fund projects and programs that help our community fight the issues of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. The Board has a strategic plan that lists the problems, goals and objectives identified by the Local Board. In order to be funded, a project or program must meet certain state mandated criteria and requirements and also address a problem, objective, and goal identified in the Graves County ASAP Board Strategic Plan.
For more information concerning the Graves County Local Board contact our project coordinator - Lauren Carr.
The following are local board leadership contacts.
Chair - Noel Coplen
Vice Chair Representing Graves Co. Schools - Carla Whitis
Vice Chair Representing Mayfield Schools - Gavin Thompson
Secretary - Kaye Horn
Treasurer - Codie Courtney
Program Director - Joseph Williams
Project Coordinator - Lauren Carr
416 Central Avenue
Mayfield KY 42066
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