Eggs & Issues

eggsandissueslogo_colorYCCC hosts the Eggs & Issues forum as part of its mission to help provide information and education about issues affecting York County and the State of Maine. Please note that neither the College nor the Maine Community College System necessarily endorse, recommend or agree with the subjects, speakers, ideas and/or opinions that are expressed during these forums. Eggs & Issues is held six times per year in September, October, November, February, March and April.

Topic:  A panel discussion on the Opioid Epidemic and its impacts on the workplace.

Panelists:
Robert F. Mackenzie, Chief of Police – Kennebunk
Andrew Kiezulas, Coordinator of Advocacy and Policy at Lives in the Balance Lives in the Balance, USM
Jim Godbout, Owner, Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating Inc. and Chairman of the Red Ribbon Project of the Biddeford/Saco Rotary Club

Date: November 3, 2017

Networking: 7:00am, Breakfast: 7:30am, Speaker(s), followed by Q & A: 8:00am

Please register in advance! $10 per person with pre-registration – $15 at the door

Register by phone at: 207.216.4311 email: ehaye@yccc.edu

This event is sponsored by: Kennebunk Savings

About our panelists:

Bob MacKenzie is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement, currently serving as Chief of Police with the Kennebunk Police Department.  Chief MacKenzie began his law enforcement career in 1988 with Kennebunk PD and rose through the ranks, being promoted to Chief of Police in 2008.  Chief MacKenzie is a graduate of the 243rd FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree through Husson University. Chief MacKenzie is the producer of the “Point of No Return” a 30 minute movie which depicts the consequences of underage drinking and has been shown in 33 states.  Chief MacKenzie is a Past-President of the Kennebunk Rotary Club in which he has served for the past ten years.

 

Andrew Kiezulas achieved his Chemistry baccalaureate in 2017 with concentrations in Mathematics and Leadership and Organizational Studies, and is now a 2018 Masters of Policy, Planning and Management candidate at the University of Southern Maine, where he is also a co-founder of the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (the ROCC), a nationally recognized Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP). Andrew recently joined the Lives in the Balance team as their Coordinator of Advocacy and Policy and sits as the North East Regional Chapter Coordinator for YPR-National. He is also the founder of YPR-Portland, ME (Young People in Recovery). In his free time, Andrew also volunteers as a Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Governance Board Member (CPPC-Maine), a NAMI-Maine Board of Directors member; an active member of the Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC), and an associate at Nautilus Public Health. Andrew is very active with policy and advocacy in the State of Maine, has testified and presented numerous times the last 4 legislative sessions, and is passionate about influencing public opinion to re-shape public policy.

Jim Godbout is the owner of Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating Inc. and has been in business for 30+ years. He serves as the Chairperson of the Red Ribbon committee for the Biddeford -Saco Rotary Club – which is a national campaign address substance use among young adults and encourages prevention at an early age. In addition to that,  he is active  in many local community efforts like Engine, CBC bike, Heart of Biddeford, Kinney Shores association, YMCA, Thornton Academy STEM program, Biddeford High School, Center for Grieving Children, Biddeford city Theater, Full Plates- Full Potential, Biddeford-Saco food pantries, Habitat for Humanity, Jimmy Fund, and many local youth programs.