The Wright County, Minnesota MEADA (Mentorship, Education and Drug Awareness ~ formerly Methamphetamine, Education, and Drug Awareness) Coalition was formed in 2004 when community organizations and county partners joined forces to help address the methamphetamine epidemic in our area. As stricter regulations were placed on products needed to produce methamphetamine and law enforcement cracked down on meth labs, the Coalition’s focus broadened to include awareness of other substances and also increased focus on mentoring programs for youth.

The MEADA Coalition continues to bring together families, neighbors, school personnel, law enforcement, county agencies, faith communities, and municipalities to address and prevent substance use. We take pride in supporting local efforts aimed at reducing substance abuse, addiction rates, and overdose fatalities by sponsoring events and funding projects or programs that are proactive, youth-focused, and sustainable. Learn more about grant opportunities through the MEADA Coalition. 

MEADA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with active board members from around the county.

The MEADA Coalition meets the second Wednesday of the even months from 4-5 PM at the Wright County Law Enforcement Center. 


Our mission is to educate youth, families, and the community on the dangers of substance use and abuse by creating awareness and fostering mentorship through sustainable initiatives.


Tom Kelly
Chair; Wright County Attorney
Christine Husom
Vice Chair; Wright County Commissioner
Jacob Anson
Secretary; Health Promotion Coordinator
Pam Henry-Neaton
Treasurer; Howard Lake Waverly Winsted MEADA