I would like to thank the MAACO members for electing me president at our annual meeting October 29, 2014. I am very excited to serve the association for the next 2 years as I had served as Treasurer for 2 years and District 2 Representative for 2 years. We have some new members on the board and I look forward to serving with them. For those of you that don’t know me have been serving as an ACO for Eaton County for the past 18 years. I also enjoy raising Hereford cattle with my family and being active in 4-H. I also serve on our local school board, and enjoy sailing in my spare time
I would to thank everyone that attended the 2014 MAACO/MPAW Conference at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort the last week of October. The conference was a success and we look forward to partnering up with MPAW next year for another fall conference. We had over 300 attendees and 80 of them were ACOs.
Our annual meeting was also well attended. We had the pleasure of presenting the following awards:
2014 Animal Control Officer of the Year Jessica Modrzynski
2014 Volunteer of the Year Connie Friedly
2014 Friend of the Year Pollyanne McKillop
2014 Shelter of the Year Woodhaven & Trenton Animal Shelter
New officers were also elected:
President Becky Neal, Eaton Co. Animal Control
Vice President Andy Seltz, Ingham Co. Animal Control
Secretary Sarah Schertel, Ingham Co. Animal Control
Treasurer DeeDee Mendyk, Roscommon Co. Animal Control
I encourage input and suggestions for next year’s conference. We want to fill your needs and put on a successful conference. There has also been a closed group Facebook page started for animal control officers. You can locate the group under Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers (MAACO). Feel free to join and share information, suggestions, and questions.