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Posted on: October 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Hanover Participating in Regional Summit on the Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Hanover County is working with its neighbors of Henrico, Chesterfield and Richmond to examine and identify solutions to the heroin and opioid crisis in central Virginia.


“Revive RVA: Regional Solutions to the Opioid Crisis” will be held on Thursday, October 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North Third Street in Richmond.  This event is free and open to the public.  Nearly 900 people have registered to attend.  Registration remains open, and walk-ups will be accommodated.


Angela Kelly-Wiecek, Chair of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, is one of the elected leaders who will speak at the event.


“At virtually every meeting or event I go to these days, I encounter someone new who has lost a loved one to the heroin and opioid epidemic,” Kelly-Wiecek said at a recent news conference.  “They come from all walks of life and socio economic statuses.  They all have different heartbreaking stories, but almost always the same heartbreaking ending. We are committed to learning from and working with all of our state and regional partners to save lives.”

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