Executive Director Chase Lyday is in his third year serving as the Executive Director for the Decatur Township Drug-Free Coalition. He is also a School Resource Officer for the Decatur Township School Police Department in the school system and is the Project Director for a substance abuse prevention curriculum grant that services all nine school in Decatur Township. Chase serves the community in several other capacities including coaching football at Decatur Central High School, youth football coach, and Board Chair of the George T. Goodwin Community Center
Chase is also a police officer by trade and holds many professional certifications as a police officer. In addition to his work in the community, Chase serves as the 1st Vice President of the Indiana School Resource Officers’ Association leading strategies and initiatives for school police officers around the state.
Chase has two children that are responsible for his greatest joys as well as the excessive premature gray hairs on his head. He coaches his son, Gavin in football, baseball, and basketball and pretends to know about gymnastics and cheerleading to give his daughter some pointers. Chase is excited to lead the Decatur Township Drug-Free Coalition and looks forward to the continued growth of the organization.