By: DanceSafe Staff
DanceSafe is honored to announce that Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), has joined our Advisory Council! The DanceSafe Advisory Council is made up of experts from the drug policy, psychoactive substance, and musical industries who have generously agreed to lend their time and energy to supporting our mission.
Betty Aldworth became Executive Director of SSDP in February 2014 and has since led the organization through its most substantial growth: the member base and campuses on which SSDP is present have doubled; staff and offices supporting those members have tripled; global presence has quadrupled; and as a result the policy change and education efforts members are leading have grown immeasurably.
Since 2009, Betty has specialized in community outreach, public relations, advocacy, and policy reform as a consultant to or staffer for cannabis-related businesses and nonprofit organizations. She served as spokesperson and advocacy director for Colorado’s successful 2012 Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the collaborative committee responsible for legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults in Colorado, and was the Deputy Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association in 2013, the organization’s fastest year of growth. Prior to her work in marijuana policy and medical cannabis, she was a volunteer leadership professional with some of Denver’s most well-respected nonprofit organizations, ultimately leading a team of 4,000 volunteers who contributed over 40,000 hours of service annually.
Can you say powerhouse?!
As you can see, it’s a no-brainer why Betty is an amazing addition to our team! Without a doubt, her leadership, advice, and experience will help take us to new heights in 2018 and beyond. We look forward to continuing our work with her to help end the War on Drugs and better serve our communities!