Oregon City Together elects chair for preventing youth drug use

Maureen Palaoro

Maureen Palaoro, a Gardiner Middle School health teacher, recently was elected as chair of Oregon City Together, a Drug-Free Community Coalition. The coalition focuses primarily on preventing youth from using marijuana and alcohol, the two substances most prevalent among Oregon City youth.

Palaoro replaces Laura Poore, who served as OCT chair for almost seven years and recently retired from her position as Oregon City's community education supervisor and moved to Lincoln City. The coalition elected Palaoro on June 15.