Councilmembers Clark and Malnar, along with Dr. Janet Boberg of the Glendale Fire

Dept., Invite Residents to Attend Free Educational Class

GLENDALE, Ariz. – A “Public Awareness Class on the Opioid Epidemic,” sponsored by
Councilmembers Joyce Clark and Ray Malnar, will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6 p.m., in the
Glendale City Council Chambers, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. (across from main entrance to City Hall).
CITY HOSTS OPIOID EPIDEMIC PUBLIC AWARENESS CLASSThe one-hour informative community forum will be led by Glendale Fire Department’s Public
Education Manager, Dr. Janet Boberg. Class participants will learn more about the opioid epidemic that has
become a local and national concern, the most common types of opioids, the signs and symptoms of
prescription drug abuse and steps the public can take to safeguard their families and loved ones.
“Opioid use is a national crisis with 64,070 deaths in 2016,” said Yucca District Councilmember
Joyce Clark. “It touches all age groups and those who are both rich and poor. In order to protect you and
your family you need to be armed with information.”
Clark says she is delighted to join with Councilmember Ray Malnar and Dr. Boberg of the Glendale
Fire Department in offering this free presentation to all.
“The opioid situation in our country has reached a crisis level. I am hoping this educational program
will help the public understand the crisis and work towards resolving it,” said Sahuaro District
Councilmember Ray Malnar.
To learn more or register for the class, contact: Shelli Henson 623-930-2814 or or Angela Ruffalo at 623-930-2016 or

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