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Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County Board Meets

Jennie Carter

The Board of Directors of Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County met in Executive Session this week. According to Board President Judy Jelinek, the board will be meeting in an open session Wednesday, February 22nd, and will discuss the appointment of a financial committee and a personnel matter.

The appointment of a financial committee will be new for the organization as financial matters were handled by the state in the past. Quarterly reports were sent to the state by the local organization.

It’s assumed that the Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County organization has been looking into financial matters following the admission by the Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County Coalition Coordinator, Jennie Carter, that she had mishandled Tourism funds. Most of the mishandled money has reportedly been paid back.

According to Jelinek, Carter is still the Coalition Coordinator.