Dennis A. Hansen, executive director of the Utah County Council on Drug Abuse, known as The Gathering Place, will speak on "Drugs in Happy Valley," at the Algie Ballif Forum, at 2 p.m. May 13 in the Provo City Building, 359 W. Center. The public is invited.

Hansen has added a long line of credits to his name in the field of social services. Beyond his day-to-day work at The Gathering Place, he serves on the advisory board for drug, alcohol and mental health legislation for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. He serves on the Parent Involvement Council for the Alpine School District and is president of the Parent Involvement Council of Media Evaluation at Cascade School.Hansen is adjunct clinical instructor in social work at Brigham Young University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. In addition, he maintains a private practice.