Brian Moran, Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Brent Fedors, Gloucester County Administrator, Jane Wenner, Gloucester County Department of Emergency Management public awareness and outreach coordinator and Dianne Davis, DL Media president and owner, were selected to speak at the Virginia Local Government Association’s (VLGMA) 30th Annual Summer Conference. The three-day educational conference was held at the Sheraton Virginia Beach, June 21-23, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Va.
The Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization composed primarily of city, town, and county managers and key members of their management teams. The primary goal of the association is to strengthen the quality of local government through professional management. The association seeks to promote professional management in a variety of ways including training, networking, and resource sharing.
Davis, Fedors and Wenner joined Secretary Moran as a four-person panel to discuss issues and resources related to Virginia’s drug problem and the Sink or Swim anti-drug advertising campaign and initiative on day two of the conference.
The initiative offers up the question “Will You Sink or Swim?” as an individual, personal challenge to live a drug-free life or face the consequences of poor choices. The Sink or Swim campaign, commissioned by Gloucester County Department of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Office of the office of Attorney General, Mark Herring, aims to reduce drug use and create awareness for drug rehab resources throughout the area. Efforts include launching television, radio, print, digital and social media campaigns. An award-winning mobile app and website were also designed to support and promote the initiative. Visit drugfreeva.org to learn more about the Sink or Swim initiative.
The Virginia Gloucester County Department of Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters. Learn more at glocuesterva.info.
Founded in 1997, DL Media is a full-service marketing and advertising agency serving local, regional and national nonprofit, for-profit and governmental clients. In their work with nonprofits, DL Media focuses on engaging messages delivered through customized strategies. DL Media utilizes digital and traditional media to maximize awareness in a cost-effective manner.
The Virginia Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security assists the Governor in the development and implementation of public safety and homeland security policies. The Secretariat supports the Governor’s strategic priorities through four established pillars of interagency collaboration: All-Hazards Emergency Response, Reducing Recidivism, Preventing Gun Violence, and Smart Policing. Click here for more information on how each of the Secretariat’s agencies contributes. Visit pshs.virginia.gov to learn more.