Municipal Alliance Committee
opens in a new windowNancy Sittineri, MAC Coordinator
33 Mechanic Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-8731
Fax: (609) 465-7201
Email: click on the person’s name above
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
Closed Holidays and the Friday after Thanksgiving
What is a Municipal Alliance?
A Municipal Alliance is a municipal level grassroots organization comprised of parents, community members, teachers, police, school staff, counselors, agency representatives, youth and others interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Created in 1989, The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) oversees the Alliances on the State level. GCADA receives money from the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction Fund (DEDR) which is derived from fines that are levied upon people convicted of drug offenses. The money is granted to each county and then awarded to each municipality with a Municipal Alliance. The Alliances have a task to assess and implement drug and alcohol prevention programs based on the needs of their individual communities. Statewide, the Municipal Alliances exist in over 500 of New Jersey’s municipalities offering over 2000 drug and alcohol prevention programs, serving thousands of residents. Locally, Cape May County has seven Municipal Alliances encompassing 14 Municipalities.
Our Alliance will be focusing our efforts on educating our population against what has been found to be a major problem, underage drinking. Within our community our youth has entirely too much access to alcohol. Another major problem in our community is the misuse and abuse of prescription pills which is leading to a major epidemic of heroin use. Our MAC wants to help educate our fellow citizens on the dangers of allowing under age children to drink, be it at home with Mom and Dad, out at a party, or anywhere. We intend to make our presence known as well as our name so that residents know where to go if they feel they may have a problem and need materials and information about where they can find help.
The Middle Township Municipal Alliance ‘s vision would be a safe, clean community, where families can grow together in an educated environment about the dangers of alcohol, drug and tobacco use and misuse.