Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bruce Borchers has been nominated by Anderson County Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention as a candidate for the 2017 Anderson County Ally of the Year Award.
Candidates were nominated by community members based on their passion for creating a healthier and more productive Anderson County. These candidates are united by one goal: to use their leadership, influence, and communication skills to raise funds to help prevent and reduce substance abuse in Anderson County, a press release said.Â Each dollar raised by the candidates will count as one vote. The person with the most votes will be named ASAPâ€™s Anderson County Ally of the Year and be recognized at a luncheon on February 3.
Borchers will be running against fellow Anderson County Schools Superintendent Tim Parrott as well as Jim Axmacher, Allen Handley, and Chief Kenny Morgan. By voting for Borchers, people will also contribute to the fund to prevent substance use and abuse in Oak Ridge, according to the press release, which was from Oak Ridge Schools.
Proceeds from the 2016 Anderson County Ally of the Year will go to support the mission to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in Anderson County by collaborating with community partners to implement effective intervention strategies. ASAP has made a significant impact in reducing the number of Anderson County students who have used alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana, the press release said. The organization relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to continue these efforts.
See the ASAP website to learn more.
You can also call (865) 457-3007 to set up voting by cash or check or in an amount that is not listed, the press release said.
This pressÂ release was submitted by Holly Cross.