The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) has provided educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona since 1989.  Our funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona.

Color. Post. Inspire.

VMAC invites you to color your calm and celebrate our heroes.  Download these inspirational images, and share them by posting in your window or on social media.

For social media, please tag @VMACnj with #veronastrong #standwithverona.

We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do.  We’ve Got Spirit How About You?

The HBW Dream Team is hosting its Virtual  Spirit Week from 4/27/20-5/1/20.

  • Monday, April 27th – Wear your favorite PJs. PJs all day! Why not?! Be comfy while you learn and DREAM about being back in school.
  • Tuesday, April 28th – No sports? No problem! Support your favorite team by wearing their Jersey.
  • Wednesday, April 29th – Hats off to emergency responders, doctors, nurses. Wear your favorite hat!
  • Thursday, April 30th – You don’t have to be 6ft away from a good book- Read inside or outside!
  • Friday, May 1st – We are in this together! Verona Strong! Wear Verona apparel!
If you would like to share a picture of you and/or your family supporting our spirit week, please tag @vmacNJ.

 

Now More Than Ever, Dinner Makes a Difference

Our local restaurants support our families with generous discounts on Family Night. Support them, and the many other Verona businesses now, if you can. Follow this link for a full list of businesses:  www.standwithverona.org

  • Anthony Franco’s
  • Ariane Kitchen & Bar
  • Avenue Bistro Pub
  • Bella Gente
  • Bloom
  • Blue Hippo
  • Borino’s Pizza
  • Empanada Lady
  • Frank Anthony’s
  • Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria
  • Healthy Food Asian Cuisine
  • Lakeside Delicatessen
  • Miele’s Restaurant
  • The Pizza Terminal and Restaurant
  • Salugo Bistro
  • The Guac Spot
  • The Towne Scoop
  • The Verona Inn
  • Verona Chinese Kitchen Take Out
  • Verona Diner

Join Us in Congratulating our VMAC Family Night Poster Contest Winners!

Special thanks to Towne Scoop and Lakeside Deli for sponsoring the VMAC Family Night poster contest.  Our two, talented winners, Ivy Liaukus and Chloe Wynne, were awarded lunch and ice cream as a result of their sponsorship.

Family Night 2020 Poster 1 - Ivy Liaukus

Family Night 2020 Poster 2 - Chloe Wynne

The VMAC SAFE HOMES Pledge

SAFE HOMES is a program that empowers parents and guardians to create a community of like-minded people who pledge to not allow underage alcohol and drug use in their homes and on their property. Read and take the pledge today.

You may access the pledge online, or submit a hard copy of this brief form. The SAFE HOMES Pledge was also distributed through Verona schools.

Reeling Them In @ The 2019 Verona Park Fishing Derby

Congratulations to all participants from this year’s Fishing Derby held on May 16, 2019!  VMAC proudly supports this family-oriented event and thanks the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs for hosting the derby.

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Aware Awake Alive

VMAC was on-site at Verona High School on Tuesday, April 23rd  to present Aware Awake Alive.  This programming  seeks to prevent loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers and symptoms of alcohol overdose.

Aware Awake Alive works with parents and educators to educate students on the symptoms of alcohol poisoning.

The mission of Aware Awake Alive is to educate students on the signs of alcohol poisoning and NJ’s 911 Lifeline Law that provides immunity to those who call for help.

Make the call and save a life!

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most

VMAC wants to remind parents that New Jersey law holds you legally accountable if alcohol is served to underage persons in your home.  New Jersey Law states that the legal age for purchase, possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage is 21 years of age or older.  Although it is legal for parents to choose to serve their own children on their property, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to others under the age of 21.  The maximum penalty is $1000 fine and 6 months in jail.

Click here to learn more about the Parents Who Host program, sponsored by the Drug Free Action Alliance.


The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.

VMAC sponsors programs in collaboration with the Board of Education, Verona Community Center, Health & Recreation Departments, Verona Police Department and local community groups.Fair In the Square table - 2

VMAC has organized a Safe Homes program since the 1980’s.  Parents who sign the pledge commit to providing a safe, alcohol free environment.

Since 2003, VMAC coordinates Family Night in October and March, a night free of schedules so families can enjoy some down time with each other. Dinner Does Make A Difference!

VMAC programs include school clubs, parent workshops, senior citizen wellness, coach trainings, and Ropes Course Challenge.