Tacoma-Pierce County Opioid Summit: 2/21/2020

ercecountywa.govThe Pierce County Opioid Summit 2020 will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Pacific Lutheran University.


The Tacoma-Pierce County Opioid Task Force, a group of local and state stakeholders, has been actively working to find real and sustainable solutions to the opioid epidemic.

The yearly summit is a culmination of the Task Force’s work and your attendance and participation is crucial to build on the successes and partnerships created over the last 2 years.

 Friday, February 21, 2020
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

 Registration begins at 8:30 am
Event will start promptly at 9:00 am

 Chris Knutzen Hall
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98447

 Click for parking and location of Chris Knutzen Hall

 Lunch, water and coffee will be provided

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

Questions: Jenifer Schultz, Jenifer.Schultz@piercecountywa.gov

 Registration is required by February 18th, 2020 – (click here)

Tacoma-Pierce County Opioid Task Force

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.

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