Not One More, a grass-roots movement to fight drug abuse and overdoses in Simi Valley, will mark its third anniversary with an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18 at the Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lemon Drive, Simi Valley. The public is invited.
The evening will feature former professional boxer Rocky Pepli, who will discuss youths making good choices in their lives. Speakers will also include Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber, Simi Valley Deputy Police Chief John McGinty and guests from the recovery community.
NOM also will honor Melissa Siebers, former president and co-founder of Not One More. Siebers stepped down in December after serving for three years. Together with neighbor Susan Klimusko, Siebers formed the group in 2012 after both lost a child to a heroin overdose.
Pat Montoya, former chairman of the group, will succeed Seibers as president.
In addition to Montoya’s appointment, Patrick Kelley of Simi Valley was chosen chairman; Krissy McAfee of Santa Clarita was named vice president; and John Poleno of Simi Valley was appointed director of outreach.
Not One More was formed after an anti-drug rally at a City Council meeting on Feb. 13, 2012. Hundreds of residents came to City Hall that night to bring attention to the growing problem of drug addiction and overdoses in the Simi Valley.
Since that meeting, NOM has held events to spread awareness about drug addiction and rehabilitation and has hosted fundraisers to help further its mission.
For more information, go to notonemore.net or call (805) 242-6662.