steve jenningd CROPPEDThank you for joining the Alliance for Better Communities. Through your commitment to help make positive changes in Jefferson County by addressing the problems of alcohol and other drug use, you are making a valuable contribution to the lives of many youth, adults, and citizens of the community.

The Alliance for Better Communities welcomes your participation in its many initiatives and activities. This manual will help you become more familiar with the Alliance. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have of our members. We look forward to a successful and lasting partnership with you.

Sincerely, Stephen A. Jennings
Chairman, Alliance for Better Communities


Mr. Jennings has been the Public Health Planner at Jefferson County Public Health Service since 1995. He leads many community and state boards and councils, including the North Country region’s rural health and maternal/child health networks, and several alcohol and substance abuse prevention and mitigation initiatives. Served as President of Hospice of Jefferson County from 2007-2011, and led the effort to build the Hospice Residence. Currently active with the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, serving as co-chair of the North Country Health Compass Partnership, which is implementing the tri-county region’s 2013-2017 Community Health Improvement Plan. Leads the Jefferson County Oral Health Leadership Team

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