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NACA History 1990-99


1990

President:

Hank Brock


Board Members:

Sue Webb - Region 1
Barry McNeeki - Region 2
Kenneth Hogan/Edward King - Region 3
Karen Medicus/John Snyder - Region 4
Bill Stough - Region 5
Ronald Ultz - Region 6
Johnnie Mays - Region 7
Pam Burney - Region 8
Darlene Larson - Region 9
Lou Lynes - Region 10
Diane Gicoso - Region 11
Louise DuBois/Alexia King - Region 12


Conference: April 26-28, 1990 - Orlando, FL

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Eleanor Staples
Outstanding State Association Award - Animal Control Officers Association of Massachusetts
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - St. Louis County Dept. of Community Health and Medical Care Animal Control Division
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Dr. Keith Clarke
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Thelma Seamans


1991

President:

John Snyder


Board Members:

Sue Webb - Region 1
John Artman/Barry McNeeki - Region 2
Barbara Snow - Region 3
Karen Medicus - Region 4
Bill Stough - Region 5
Ronald Ultz - Region 6
Johnnie Mays - Region 7
Pam Burney/Coy Willis - Region 8
Darlene Larson/Don Rieck - Region 9
Peggy Hinnen/Lou Lynes - Region 10
Diane Gicoso/Dan Graves - Region 11
Vickie Cameron/Alexia King - Region 12


Conference: June 6-8, 1991 - Chicago, IL

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Kenneth Hogan
Outstanding State Association Award - Florida Animal Control Association
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - Pinella County, Florida Animal Control
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Sam Campbell
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Sue Lebrecque
R.D. "Bob" Ward Memorial Posthumous Award - James Christian Hagler, Jeanne Rinaldi


1992

President:

Pam Burney

Treasurer:

James Weverka

Secretary:

John Mays


Executive Director:

Mike Burgwin

Board Members:

Eric Blow
Vickie Cameron
Peggy Hinnen
Darlene Larson
Mike Oswald
Don Rieck
John Snyder
Coy Willis


Conference: May 21-23, 1992 - Seattle, WA

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Marianne Hay
Outstanding State Association Award - Missouri Animal Control Association
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - Vermilion County Department of Animal Regulation
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Mary Viles

The annual training conference was held in Seattle, Washington. Henry "Hank” Davis returned to the fold. Hank was one of the signers of the original By-Laws and was at that time the Director of the Lexington, Kentucky Humane Society. Hank had studied law and was practicing in Lexington. Hank Davis has been NACA’s legal advisor since.

In January, Hank Brook and Mike Burgwin with the sanction of NACA, started the NACA Level one training program. The first class was held in Casa Grande, Arizona and lasted two weeks. Students were in class for one-hundred hours, hence the name NACA 100. This first experimental class’s success formed the basis for all the training courses to follow. Courses such as Chemical Immobilization, Defensive Driving, Euthanasia Training, Bite Stick Certification, etc., are now presented several times a year. Also, NACA performed it’s first evaluation of a city’s animal control program.


1993

President:

Pam Burney
Darlene Larson

Treasurer:

James Weverka

Secretary:

John Mays


Executive Director:

Mike Burgwin

Board Members:

Pam Burney
Vickie Cameron
Peggy Hinnen
Marianne Niemczyk
Don Rieck
Stephanie Smith
Don Westfall
Coy Willis


Conference: May 6-8, 1993 - Fort Worth, TX

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Norma Haskins
Outstanding State Association Award - Texas Animal Control Association
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - Lakewood Police/Animal Control Section
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Karen Stickland
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Valerie Fedorchak
R.D. "Bob" Ward Memorial Posthumous Award - David Wilson

Darlene Larson and Mike Burgwin traveled to the University of Missouri in Columbia. They negotiated a contract with the Law Enforcement Training Institute, a section of the University, for assistance with the NACA 100 training program.


1994

President:

Darlene Larson
Coy Willis

Treasurer:

James Weverka

Secretary:

John Mays
Don Westfall


Executive Director:

Mike Burgwin
John Mays

Board Members:

Vickie Cameron
Cathy Clark
Ellen Dana
Peggy Hinnen
Darlene Larson
Marianne Niemczyk
Don Rieck
Stephanie Smith
Susan Summerall


Conference: May 12-14, 1994 - Louisville, KY

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Thomasine "Tommie" Brunick
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - Corpus Christi Animal Control
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Evret Newman
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Peggy Rushford
R.D. "Bob" Ward Memorial Posthumous Award - William (Bill) Grijalva

The annual training conference was held in May in Louisville, Kentucky. Coy Willis of Texas was elected president by the general membership. Eric Blow, conference chair, put on quite a show and the conference set a record for profit. Funding is always a problem and the money was put to good use. Mike Burgwin, Executive Director since 1985, retired and John Mays was appointed in his place. The corporate office was moved to John’s home in Olathe, Kansas. John Mays became NACA’s first full time employee.


1995

President:

Don Rieck
Coy Willis

Treasurer:

James Weverka

Secretary:

Don Westfall


Executive Director:

John Mays

Board Members:

Vickie Cameron
Ellen Dana
Peggy Hinnen
Darlene Larson
Joseph Maniaci
Mary Metzner
Marianne Niemczyk (Sinclair)
Don Rieck
Shinah Simons
Greg Thompson
Coy Willis


Conference: May 18-20, 1995 - Snowmass, CO

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - John McDonald
Outstanding State Association Award - Utah Association of Animal Control Officers
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Bill Brothers
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Gary Wilcox

NACA purchased a 100 plus year old house in Olathe, Kansas and the Mays family got their home back. NACA now, had two full time employees.


1996

President:

Peggy Hinnen
Don Rieck

Treasurer:

James Weverka

Secretary:

Don Westfall


Vice President:

Don Rieck

Executive Director:

John Mays

Board Members:

Marie Bageanis
Pam Burney
Vickie Cameron
Ellen Dana
Peggy Hinnen
Joseph Maniaci
Mary Metzner
Shinah Simons
Amy Suarez
Greg Thompson
Coy Willis


Conference: May 16-18, 1996 - Kansas City, MO

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Maurice Waterman
Outstanding State Association Award - South Dakota Animal Control Association
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - Pinellas County, FL
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Judith LaJiness
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Cbitra Besbroda

The By-Laws had been changed so that the general membership no longer elected the officers, instead they were elected by the Board of Directors.


1997

President:

Peggy Hinnen
James Weverka

Treasurer:

Don Rieck
James Weverka

Secretary:

Don Westfall


Vice President:

Peggy Hinnen
Don Rieck

Executive Director:

John Mays

Board Members:

Marie Bageanis
Pam Burney
Vicki Cameron
Ellen Dana
Joseph Maniaci
Mary Metzner
Lorraine Moule
Shinah Simons


Conference: May 15-17, 1997 - St. Paul, MN

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - David Bartscher
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - Williamson County Animal Control
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Michael Gillingham


1998

President:

James Weverka

Treasurer:

Don Rieck

Secretary:

Don Westfall


Vice President:

Peggy Raddon (Hinnen)
Don Rieck

Executive Director:

John Mays

Board Members:

Pam Burney
Vicki Cameron
Ellen Dana
Robert Hillman
Joseph Maniaci
Mary Metzner
Lorraine Moule
Peggy Raddon (Hinnen)
Shinah Simons


Conference: May 14-16, 1998 - Daytona Beach, FL

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Mark Byers
Outstanding State Association Award - Missouri Animal Control Association
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award - Orange County Animal Services
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Warren Jones
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Jean Atthowe
Countdown 2000 Award - Pete Berger, Linda Haller


1999

President:

Don Rieck
James Weverka

Treasurer:

Mary Metzner
Don Rieck

Secretary:

Don Westfall


Vice President:

Peggy Raddon (Hinnen)
Don Rieck

Executive Director:

John Mays

Board Members:

Pam Burney
Vicki Cameron
Ellen Dana
Robert Hillman
Joseph Maniaci
Mary Metzner
Lorraine Moule
Peggy Raddon (Hinnen)
Shinah Simmons
James Weverka


Conference: May 10-12, 1999 - Reno, NV

Awards:

Animal Control Officer of the Year - Cynthia Nelson
Outstanding State Association Award - Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers
Bill Lehman Memorial Award - Rita Bernier
Diane Lane Memorial Award - Shawn Butler

NACA sold the old house and purchased another building in Olathe because they needed more room. NACA now had three full time employees.

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