WPCNA: White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations
WPCNA White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations: The Voice of the Neighborhoods. Battle Hill
Bryant Gardens
Carhart
Colonial Corners
Downtown
Eastview
Ferris Ave
Fisher Hill
Fulton Street
Gedney Circle
Gedney Farms
Gedney Manor
Gedney Meadows
Gedney Park
Haviland Manor
Highlands
Hillair Circle
Holbrooke
Idle Forest
North Broadway
North Street
Old Mamaroneck Rd
Old Oak Ridge
Prospect Park
Reynal Park/Rocky Dell
Rosedale
Saxon Wood
Soundview
Stewart/Ross
Westminster Ridge
Woodcrest Heights
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The White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) coordinates the neighborhood associations in White Plains, NY.

Its purpose is to enhance the quality of life in the City, and in particular, in its neighborhoods.

Courthouse

As an advisory council, the WPCNA functions by disseminating information and opinion to the public and public officials, and by encouraging local action.

Its monthly meetings bring together both representatives from the member associations, who come to discuss the citywide issues impacting their neighborhoods, and unaffiliated White Plains residents, who come to voice individual concerns.

The WPCNA encourages members to develop and share resources and activities to benefit the people of White Plains.

Photos by and about WPCNA members and events. This Blooming City - It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with Bill Brady and Todd Gordon

November Meeting: The Opioid Crisis in Your Neighborhood

The November Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY. The Guest Speakers will be Dennis Andrews of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc.(NCADD) and Johanna Acosta of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

Dennis Andrews, Joan Bonsignore, and Joanna Accosta

The opioid epidemic has infiltrated wealthy and indigent neighborhoods alike, with stories of pain medication leading to opioid addiction now common in all walks of life from mothers, to artists, to students, to bankers. And Westchester is not immune. In fact, it had one of the biggest increases in drug deaths nationwide, according to data analyzed by The Rockefeller Institute of Government. That prompted the County to launch a full-press anti-drug program -- Project WORTHY.

Dennis Andrews, NCADD President, together with NCADD Executive Director Joan Bonsignore (center in photo), will join Johanna Acosta of the Westchester Medical Center to discuss the dimensions, etiology, and practical approaches to the local opioid crisis. Mr. Andrews and Ms. Acosta are outreach experts who work with the County and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to help prevent and eradicate opioid addiction.

Join us for a penetrating discussion with Dennis and Johanna. Get a grip on the dimensions of the opioid epidemic, and what you can do help its victims and contain its diffusion. Be prepared to participate in a lively Q&A exchange.

The meeting is open to the public -- bring your friends and neighbors -- and will start promptly at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

This is sure to be a lively evening, so please come early to get a good seat and allow time for audience participation and networking.

NOTE:
1. Annual WPCNA dues for 2017 are still only $25. Neighborhood association delegates should bring a check payable to WPCNA to the meeting or mail their check to WPCNA/Tom Osbeck PO Box 602 White Plains NY 10602. One check per association.
2. 2017 Meeting Schedule 1/10/2017, 2/15/2017, 3/14/2017, 4/18,2017, 5/9,2017, 6/13/2017, 9/12/2017, 10/10/2017, 11/14/2017, 12/12/2017. All meetings are second Tuesdays, except 4/18/2017 which is the third Tuesday.

If you'd like to speak or have a suggestion for a future WPCNA meeting, please let us know.


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Co-Presidents
Todd Gordon
Bill Brady

Vice-Presidents
Michael Kraver
Ron Palmer

Treasurer
Tom Osbeck

Recording Sec'y
Ruthmarie Hicks

Corresponding Sec'y
Louis Bruno
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Last update: Friday, November 10, 2017.