Mat-Su Opioid Task Force founding member receives First Lady Volunteer of the Year Award


WASILLA — One of the founding members of the Mat-Su Opioid Task Force, John Green recently received the First Lady Volunteer Award for his various volunteering efforts in the recovery community, persistently pushing forward to help others after losing his own daughter amid the opioid epidemic.

“It is very well deserved. He’s worked extremely, extremely hard through the death of his daughter in order to turn the tide,” Mat-Su Opioid Task Force chairman, Michael Carson said.

Green received a congratulatory call from Rose Dunleavy herself earlier this week. He said that it was a complete shock and that he was honored to receive the recognition.

“I feel very humbled. I think

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