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County staff, others to meet to discuss allocation of opioid funds

Mathews County Administrator Ramona Wilson and her administrative team will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the historic courthouse on Court Street to discuss how the county should allocate funding it will receive from the Virginia Opioid Abatement Fund.

The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board, the Mathews Sheriff’s Office, Mathews Social Services, and other stakeholders will gather with county staff to discuss the matter. The public is invited to share information and opinions, as well.

The Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 2021 to abate and remediate the opioid epidemic in the commonwealth.

Thus far, the county has received $22,585.96 in several payments, said Mathews Senior Executive Associate Judi Green; two for the years 2021 and 2022 from companies that distributed opioids, and one for the years 2022-2025 from an opioid manufacturer. The county has additionally submitted a grant request for t...

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