This event will be hosted by Derek Young, Pierce County Council, District No. 7 and Conor McCarthy, Tacoma City Council, At-large Position No. 7, the agenda will include:
-Information on prevention through Trauma Informed and Restorative Practices -An overview of how federal, state and local opioid funding is impacting Pierce County -Small group discussions of actions items, finding the gaps, and coordinating efforts
In 2017, Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young and Tacoma City Councilmember Conor McCarthy convened representatives from multiple sectors as the Pierce County Opioid Task Force. The Pierce County Council declared a “State of Opioid Crisis,” which paralleled a Presidential declaration, and sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee urging him to declare Pierce County in a state of emergency. The City of Tacoma filed a lawsuit in 2017 against three opioid manufacturers and the county followed suit in early 2018.