Mr. Larry Nordvig, District 2 Powhatan County Supervisor, was recently chosen to lead the new Regional Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition. The organization, also known as RSAAC, is committed to curbing the growing heroin and opioid drug crisis in the region, as well as addressing alcohol and tobacco abuse. RSAAC officially encompasses both Powhatan and Goochland counties, but its reach extends much further, now hosting 40 representatives from over a dozen state and local agencies.

Nordvig recently stated, “I am honored to be named chairman. The members of RSAAC are experts in their respective fields. We have representatives from the Virginia Department of Health, Community Services Board, EMT staffs, sheriff’s offices, schools, Office of the Attorney General, county governments, citizenry, area churches, and several more groups. My job is to coordinate the efforts of these talented people in fulfilment of RSAAC’s mission to inspire, equip, and educate people on the issues of substance abuse. With a recent grant of $100,000, we now have the resources to get the job done.”

Chairman Nordvig added that Powhatan and Goochland counties are above average in the number of overdose-related incidents and deaths, and that immediate action is needed. Nordvig is encouraging any interested member of the community to attend meetings, get engaged, and help to stop the opioid epidemic. He may be contacted through the Board of Supervisors page of the Powhatan County web site.

Mr. Nordvig has a distinguished career as a naval officer, pilot, political activist, and national media commentator. He graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy, and serves Powhatan’s 2nd District as a member of the Board of Supervisors