Joseph W. Maniaci Scholarship
Joseph W. Maniaci, 54, a lifelong resident of Richmond, Michigan,
died unexpectedly October 2, 2001, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in
Clinton Township, Michigan. Mr. Maniaci was born January 17, 1947 in
Mount Clemons, Michigan to Cologiro and Eva (Schue) Maniaci. He married
Lydia Rapp in Richmond on July 29, 1967. Joe was an Animal Control
Officer for Macomb County, member of the Richmond Fire Department,
former mayor of the City of Richmond, member of the Richmond City
Council, President of the Michigan Animal Control Officers Association
and Vice President of the National Animal Control Association.
Joseph was elected to the NACA Board of Directors in May of 1995.
He served as Vice President from June of 2000 until his death in office
on October 2, 2001. On October 12, 2002, the NACA Board of Directors formally
introduced the Joseph Maniaci Memorial Scholarship.
The Joseph Maniaci Memorial Scholarship is available for the National Animal Control and Humane Officer Academy Module A and Module B attendees, as a tribute to Joe's passion for ensuring animal control officers receive the training they need to perform their duties in a professional manner.
1. Must be a current Individual Member.
2. Must apply 60 days before Academy of choice start date.
3. Must register online for Academy of choice (Be sure to note your scholarship application on registration).
To apply for the Joseph Maniaci Scholarship, please click HERE.