Change people's perceptions and you will change their behaviors: that is the magic of Positive Community Norms.
Let's improve health and safety in our community with Positive Community Norms (PCN), an approach that promotes protective factors, increases healthy norms, and changes community cultures on issues including substance use, traffic safety, child maltreatment, youth suicide, and more. Learn more about PCN and the Science of the Positive framework on which it is based in this dynamic workshop. Come prepared to join in activities that will help shift our focus from what we are trying to prevent to what we are trying to grow in our community. Open to everyone who is interested in joining our efforts to improve the health and safety of Issaquah youth!
Maraldo Selected as Executive Director
Members of the Influence the Choice (ITC) Executive Committee are pleased to announce that Marnie Maraldo has accepted the position of Executive Director of Influence the Choice, beginning November 1, 2021.
Maraldo, a member of the Issaquah School District Board of Directors, has served as the Influence the Choice School Sector Representative for two years and was recently elected ITC Board Chair.
Maraldo has an extensive history of community engagement. As a member of the Issaquah School Board, she served as Board President in 2014 and 2020. She is also a Past President of the Washington State School Directors Association, and currently represents Washington State on the National School Boards Association. She serves on several statewide committees related to students with disabilities, gifted students, and school day standards.
Maraldo also served as Coordinator for the Eastside Human Services Forum for four years, has consulted with Eastside social services organizations, and volunteered for many others.
FALL 2021 CALENDAR
Thursday, December 2, 6:00 to 7 p.m., Teen Talk Student Edition. For more info and register click here.
Thursday, December 2, 4:30 p.m., Executive Committee meeting on Zoom
Tuesday, December 7, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Teen Talk Parents Edition on Zoom. For more info and register click here.
Wednesday, December 8, 5:30 p.m., ITC General Meeting at Gibson Hall
Thursday, December 9, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Positive Community Norms Training presented by The Montana Institute (remote). For more info and register click here.
You are very welcome to attend our monthly Influence the Choice meetings. We meet at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way SW, across from the Issaquah Fish Hatchery. We follow CDC and local guidelines for covid prevention, i.e., please be vaccinated if you attend in person, and wear a mask indoors at all times. Executive Committee meetings are held on Zoom. For more information on Executive Committee meetings or ITC Membership meetings, please contact Marnie Maraldo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Positive Community Norms training, please contact Katie Moeller, email@example.com.
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