Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC)

The Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC) has led tobacco-free advocacy efforts in Solano County since 1990. The TEC advises the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, and Coalition members are critically involved in tobacco prevention projects as active participants and leaders.

2014 Volunteer of the Year is Alvina Sheeley

The Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition has a long-standing tradition of recognizing a member who has shown exceptional dedication and commitment to our mission of reducing tobacco use and its negative impact on our community. Starting in 1994, the Les Ross memorial "Volunteer of the Year" award has been presented in memory of Les, a volunteer who was an incredible force on our Coalition.


Alvina Sheeley, (right) receiving the Volunteer of the Year award plaque, with Felicia Flores- Workman of the Tobacco Prevention & Education Program.

The 2014 Volunteer of the Year recipient is Alvina Sheeley who, as an enthusiastic community activist, spoke to the Board of Supervisors in support of Solano County's smoke-free campus efforts, was an active participant in the data collection for the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign and regularly addresses City Council meetings about regulating tobacco.  She is a person who is trying to make a difference in Solano County, and we are pleased to honor Alvina for her dedication and enthusiasm.

TEC Co-Chairs for 2015  -   Johanna Nowak-Palmer and Evelyn Williams           

      Johanna Nowak-Palmer                     Evelyn Williams

TEC Meetings

The Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition meets quarterly in January, April, July and October. All meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. TEC meetings are held at the Solano County Health and Social Services Department, Conference Room 1, at 275 Beck Avenue, Fairfield. 

The 2015 meetings are: the Annual Meeting luncheon, 12-2:30 p.m. January 27; and quarterly meetings on the third Tuesday of the following months at  3:30-5:00 p.m.: April 21; July 21; and October 20. Please contact Angela Upshaw to RSVP and for additional information.


Provided below are items that may be of interest to members or prospective members.  If you have any questions regarding the Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition, please contact Felicia Flores-Workman at 707-784-8901.



Mission:  To reduce tobacco use and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in Solano County.

Solano County
Health & Social Services
275 Beck Ave.
Fairfield, CA 94533

Contact Our Team
Felicia Flores-Workman
Project Director

Angela Upshaw
Health Education Specialist

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