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4/12/2014 2:00:00 PM
Fire Capt. Troy Hoke joins MATForce Board of Directors
Capt. Troy Hoke
Capt. Troy Hoke

COTTONWOOD -- Capt. Troy Hoke of the Cottonwood Fire Department has been named to the MATForce Board of Directors. MATForce, The Yavapai Substance Abuse Coalition, is a nonprofit organization that includes hundreds of volunteers, serving on various steering committees and workgroups.

MATForce is led by Co-Chairs Sheila Polk, Yavapai County attorney and Doug Bartosh, Cottonwood city manager. Bartosh said, "We welcome Captain Hoke to the Board. His leadership and experience in responding to emergencies that include drug abuse related emergencies is a valuable asset to our goal of working together to reduce substance abuse."

"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the MATForce Board," Capt. Hoke said.

Capt. Hoke joins other said board members who include: Ann Sult, Community Volunteer; Barbara Uren, Superintendent, Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary School District; Billie Grobe, Chief, Yavapai County Adult Probation Officer; Prescott Police Chief Gerald Monahan; Larry Green, CEO of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic; Leon Cattolico, DO; Scott Mabery, Director, Yavapai County Juvenile Court Services; and Merilee Fowler, MATForce Executive Director.

To learn more about MATForce visit:

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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Article comment by: Tom Babbitt

Any abstinence organization that does not include alcohol as its primary target is unjustifiable.

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