County’s new initiative to address substance abuse now has a name and a
Harrigan has been named executive director of Empower Porter County, a
unified organization committed to empowering the community to prevent and
overcome substance abuse
Porter County is a single organization, uniting the efforts of many
sectors of the community toward a common goal. “We’re pleased to bring
together a coalition of 12 organizations--healthcare, government,
education, law enforcement, business, faith-based organizations, youth
organizations, and more,” said Harrigan. “We’ll be working together
to maximize efforts in our county, helping each organization to be even
more effective and finding new ways to meet the community’s needs.”
brings 25 years of management and public service experience to her new
role at Empower Porter County. She most recently served as director of
marketing and sales at Prudential Executive Group, one of the region’s
most successful real estate organizations.
has also successfully led a nonprofit organization, led alumni affairs at
Valparaiso University, and served on the boards of directors for several
community organizations, including the Porter County Community Foundation,
and Pathway Family Center. “I feel a personal interest in the mission of
Empower Porter County and look forward to partnering with others to reach
our common goal of overcoming substance abuse,” she said.
Porter County is a limited liability organization founded through the
Porter County Community Foundation and funded through the generous support
of governmental entities, nonprofits and local businesses committed to
addressing this important issue.
new organization will initially be housed at the Porter County Community
Foundation, 57 Franklin St. in Valparaiso. To learn more, you may contact
the Foundation at (219) 465-0294.