Members of the community are invited to attend the fall meeting of the Indiana Area Collaborative Team (I-ACT) on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the PNC room of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
In July 2014, leaders from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana Borough, White Township and Indiana County formed I-ACT to focus on minimizing, countering and responding to disruptive gatherings and behaviors in the community.
Since that time, members have continued to meet and have launched a number of proactive, community-university events, including the Welcome Mat, which invited families of 2,000 incoming freshmen students to IRMC Park in downtown Indiana during June. Families heard from community representatives and toured the community.
I-ACT’s executive team meets on a regular basis, with two public meetings scheduled annually, one in the fall and one in the spring.
The larger meetings, open to the media and community, are termed “all-stakeholders” meetings because they include all members of the I-ACT group and the subcommittees.
The first part of the meeting will be reports from each of the subcommittees, followed by a question and answer period.
I-ACT includes representatives from IUP, Indiana County commissioners, Indiana Borough, White Township, Indiana Regional Medical Center, Chamber of Commerce of Indiana County, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, community landlords, Office of the District Attorney, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania State Police, Indiana County Emergency Management, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Citizens’ Ambulance Service, Downtown Indiana Inc. and Indiana County Tourist Bureau. I-ACT includes an executive team and four subcommittees: landlords association, law enforcement/EMA services, public relations and IUP student leadership team.