Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAOD) advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on alcohol and drug related issues with the goal of reducing the negative impact of substance use disorders on the quality of life for individuals and their families residing in Los Angeles County.

For more information regarding Commission meetings, and other related matters, please contact Commission Liaison, Jessie Taw, at (626) 299-3265 or

Meeting Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Meeting Location: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street, Sybil Brand Commission Room, Suite 372
Los Angeles, California 90012

Online Access to Meeting: Teams Link for Online Access
Conference Call Number: +1 323-776-6996, 836404190#
Meeting ID: 268 195 055 284, Passcode: CkNHhd

Policy and Planning Committee Meeting (July, October, December 2024)
Education and Prevention Committee Meeting (September, November 2024)
Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs Meeting, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Executive Committee
Tony Bell, Chairperson
Tonya Mc Kenzie, First Vice Chair
Jack Hadjinian, Second Vice Chair
Bruce Boardman, Reporting Secretary
Amanda Cowan, Member at Large
Lou La Monte, Member at Large
Deena Duncan, Past Chairperson
First District
Christina Gonzales
Jack Hadjinian
Bennett W. Root, Jr.
Jerry G. Velasco

Second District
Bruce Boardman
Tonya McKenzie
Dean Nakanishi
Johng Ho Song

Third District
Amanda Cowan
Charles Robbins
Ruben Rodriguez
Avia Rosen
Fourth District
Deena Duncan
Mark Mendoza
Juan Navarro
G. Lola Worthington

Fifth District
Tony Bell
Rebecca Birotte
Jozef Essavi
Howard L. Winkler

Countywide Criminal
Justice Coordination Committee

Edward Elizalde

Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Alicia Garoupa

League of California Cities – L.A. Division
Lou La Monte
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