Policies & Procedures

The mission of the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers is to advance professionalism by providing quality education for animal care and control officers, providing resources addressing animal legislation by enhancing inter-agency communication and resource development, and by strengthening the involvement of media, citizens, animal care professionals, and volunteer in the appropriate practice of animal welfare regulation.

 

Policy: The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers Board Members will abide by the By Laws set forth by the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers.

 

Policy: The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers will act in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes Title 7, Articles 121-137 governing Nonprofit Corporations.

Policy: The Board of Directors, consisting of the Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer); Regional Directors, Education Director, and the Media Director will be the governing body of this Association and shall exercise the powers and duties usually exercised by a Board of Directors, including, but not limited to the following:

 

  • Determination of matters of policy of the Association when general meetings are not in session

  • To instruct and direct the various committees of the Association on matters of policy and position for the Association

  • To determine what action to take upon proposed or pending legislation when such matters have been referred to the Board of Directors by any member of the Association

  • To attend or make every reasonable effort to attend conferences and trainings held by the Association

  • Assist and advise on budgetary items reviewed at the board meetings.  Attend board and membership meetings unless prior notice was given to the Board of Directors due to a vacation, meeting, training, sickness or an unavoidable emergency. 

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ASSOCIATION ROLE

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

PRESIDENT

Duties and Responsibilities of President

Policy: The President will be the chairperson for the Board of Directors and will be the presiding Officer of the Association. He/she will have general supervision over Officers on the board and have general direction and control of the business and affairs of the Association. In case of a tie vote of the general membership, the President will cast the deciding vote.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Attend or delegate a board member to attend meetings of interest for the Association

  • Conduct general membership and board meetings for the Association

  • Maintain or delegate a board member to maintain the state mailing list and notify other board members of changes

  • Oversee supervision of the Media and Education Directors

  • Handle or delegate a board member to handle any media inquiries concerning the Association

  • Issue or delegate a board member to issue  membership renewals annually by the 15th of November with a follow up reminder by  January 31st

  • Oversee legislative initiatives

  • Assist in making decisions on scholarships and awards to members 

  • Assist an advise on budgetary items reviewed at the board meetings

  • Participate in or delegate a board member to administer the State Certification Exam

  • Participate on the Association’s committees where needed

  • Attend board and membership meetings; unless prior notice was given to the Board of Directors due to a vacation, meeting, training, sickness or an unavoidable emergency

  • Maintain personal State Certification

  • Maintain association membership

  • Upon leaving office, the President will confer with and educate the incoming President on the details of his/her role, duties, and responsibilities.

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VICE PRESIDENT

Policy: In case of the absence or disability of the President, or at his/her request, the Vice President  will assume all the powers and perform all the duties of the President for as long a time as the President may request the same or during such absence or disability.

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be in charge of any award ceremonies hosted by the Association

  • Assist in making notifications for awards and scholarships decisions on scholarships and awards to members

  • Administer and oversee  the State Certification Exam

  • Grade the State Certification Exam

  • Maintain inventory control of all merchandise and equipment associated with the Association.

  • Prepare a merchandise budget; as well as provide a current list of inventory to the board, annually

  • Maintain possession of one of the Association’s laptop to be used during trainings, conferences and to administer the State Certification Exam

  • Oversee the Membership committee and Regional Directors for the Association

  • Assist and advise on budgetary items reviewed at the board meetings

  • Attend board and membership meetings; unless prior notice was given to the Board of Directors due to a vacation, meeting, training, sickness or an unavoidable emergency

  • Maintain personal State Certification

  • Maintain association membership

  • Upon leaving office, the Vice President will confer with and educate the incoming Vice President on the details of his/her role, duties, and responsibilities.

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SECRETARY

Policy: It will be the duty of the Secretary to issue all notices of meetings, note proceedings of same, keep records of the Association, conduct general correspondence, have custody of the seal, by-laws, State Certification records,  other documents maintained by the Association and to perform duties of such office and other duties as delegated.

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain possession of the Association’s laptop assigned to the position

  • Prepare agendas, take minutes at meetings and distribute to board members

  • Collect letters, training hours and fees for State Certification Exam

  • Issue qualification letters, issue certificates and for the State Certification Exam for members/non-members who have passed the exam

  • Maintain the master list of State Certifications for members/non-members

  • Issue reminder letters sixty (60) days before member’s State re-certification is due

  • Collect letters, training hours, fees and issue re-certification letters.

  • Maintain a current membership list for the Association and send out membership cards

  • Chair  the Membership Committee

  • Handle registrations and assist with the Association’s annual conferences

  • Serve on the Education committee

  • Maintain personal State Certification

  • Maintain membership with the association

  • Upon leaving the office, confer with and educate the incoming Secretary on the details of his/her role, duties, and responsibilities, and transfer all records and equipment to the incoming Secretary.

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TREASURER

Policy: It will be the duty of the Treasurer to have charge and custody of all funds and securities of the Association. He/she will be responsible for handling all incoming and outgoing monies either due/payable to the Association.  He/she will, in a timely manner, issue receipts and deposit all monies in the name of the Association in such bank accounts, trust companies or other depositories as selected in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws; and in general, perform all other duties that may be assigned. He/she may be bonded in an amount determined by the Officers of the board; the fee for said bond shall be paid by the Association.

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Keep accurate financial records for a minimum of seven (7) years

  • Keep financial records on current database software with quarterly backup provisions

  • Balance the general fund account each month with the bank statement

  • Balance the scholarship fund accounts each month with the bank statement

  • Prepare a Treasurer’s Report of year-to-date profit and loss for the members’ review at all board and general membership meetings 

  • Provide a breakdown of each Spring and Fall Conference debits and credits for the board members review

  • Prepare a fiscal spreadsheet each year reflecting incoming and outgoing monetary trends

  • File all applicable tax forms each year with the State and Federal government and arrange for an annual financial audit

  • Assist and advise on budgetary items reviewed at board meetings

  • Responsible for a formalized budget due by November 1st each year

  • Pay all bills/invoices that have been approved by the Board of Directors in a timely fashion

  • Contract with an outside CPA firm to conduct a financial review audit in every even number year.

  • Maintain credit card account and keep a list of current credit cards and to whom they are issued

  • Maintain the PayPal account for the Association

  • Maintain records in an organized fashion and make them available for review upon request

  • Attend board and membership meetings; unless prior notice was given to the Board of Directors due to a vacation, meeting, training, sickness or an unavoidable emergency

  • Maintain possession of the Association’s laptop assigned to the position

  • If approved by the board, may hire and work with an accounting firm to track the day to day financial transactions and maintain the financial database

  • Maintain personal State Certification

  • Maintain membership with the association

  • Upon leaving the office, confer with and educate the incoming Treasurer on the details of his/her role, duties, and responsibilities, and transfer all records and equipment to the incoming Treasurer.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Policy: There will be three Regional Directors serving at any one time, representing the West, South and North/Metro Regions of the State. The attached map was approved by the Board of Directors defines the boundaries of these regions.

It will be the duty of the Regional Directors to act as the representatives of the Board of Directors to individuals and agencies within their respective regions. Directors should bring issues, concerns, and questions to the board as necessary or as requested; provide timely and accurate information and feedback to the members or member agencies within their regions, including but not limited to notification of training opportunities, board minutes, information, feedback and the board’s position on issues addressed. Regional Directors may perform other tasks, projects or duties from time to time as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will host one (1) training each year during their term in their region.

  • Will submit a written agenda and budget of training he/she will be hosting at least 90 days prior to the training for approval from the board.

  • Training may not exceed $150.00 for training without prior approval from the Officers of the board. Any additional cost over the amount of $150.00 will be the responsibility of the Regional Director.

  • Send an introduction letter to each agency/or individual member in their region after acceptance of their term. A copy of the letter should be  sent to the Vice President.

  • Participate on the Membership committee.

  • Participate on the Education committee.

  • Maintain a list of current members and nonmember agencies within their region.

  • Maintain personal State Certification.

  • Maintain association membership.

  • Collect all money & registrations for regional training events and turn funds into the Treasurer within 14 days of the training; including any receipts from the training.

  • Send certificates of completion within 14 days of the training.

  • Attend board and membership meetings, unless prior notice was given to the Board of Directors due to a vacation, meeting, training, sickness or an unavoidable emergency.

  • Upon leaving office, the out-going Regional Director will confer  and educate the incoming Regional Director on the details of his/her role, duties, responsibilities and transfer any documents to the incoming Regional Director.

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EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Policy: It will be the duty of the Education Director to handle all business associated with the Spring training and education of the Association. The Education Director can solicit help from the membership to form an Education committee.

     

    Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

    ·         Be present at the annual spring conference unless delegated to a committee member

    ·         Chair or delegate a member to chair the Education committee, if there is such committee.

    ·         Hold education meetings prior to conferences if there is such committee

    ·         Prepare and present a training budget to the board prior to conferences; at the completion of each conference a financial report shall be submitted to the board

    ·         Have a conference agenda and location approved with the board prior to confirming with speakers or the conference site

    ·         Handle or delegate to a committee member all business associated with the Spring conference, such as:

    o    Dates for conference

    o    Location of conference

    o    Snacks, Beverages and meals for conference

    o    Speakers for conference

    o    Supplies for conference

    o    Printing and mailing of brochures for conference

    o    Educational Material to hand out at conference

    o    Spring Award Banquet planning

    o    Confirmation letters for speakers and conference site

    o    Thank you letters after conference

    o    Selection of instructors

    o    Evaluation of conference

    o    Monitoring attendance of members at conference

    o    Consolidate sign in sheets

    o    Send certificates of completion within 30 days of the conference

    o    Ensuring all training is consistent with and meets the Association’s mission and goals

    ·         Maintain an ongoing requested training list

    ·         Maintain files of past and current training

    ·         Solicit or delegate a committee member to solicit sponsorships and donations to support conferences, events and functions

    ·         Attend board and membership meetings; unless prior notice was given to the Board of Directors due to a vacation, meeting, training, sickness or an unavoidable emergency

    ·         Maintain personal State Certification

    ·         Maintain association membership

    ·         Upon leaving the office, confer with and educate the incoming Education Director on the details of his/her role, duties, and responsibilities.

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MEDIA DIRECTOR

Policy: It will be the duty of the Media Director to handle all business associated with media related items.  The Media Director can solicit help from committee members if needed.

  • Update and maintain website

 

  • Update and maintain social media

 

  • Maintain, create and distribute newsletter

 

  • Maintain and distribute information to members either by mail or electronically

 

  • Chair or delegate a member to chair the Media committee, if there is such committee

 

  • Maintain personal State Certification

 

  • Maintain association membership

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MEMBERSHIP DEADLINES

Policy: All annual membership applications received by March 1st will be forwarded to NACA for NACA annual membership, limit 5 per agency. Membership is valid from January 1st through December 31st for the current year.

Membership applications must be received by February 28, 2019 to avoid late fees. Late Fee Charges: $10.00 added to individual memberships, and $50 added to agency memberships.

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PURCHASING

Policy: Credit card purchases cannot exceed the amount of $500.00 without prior approval by the Board of Directors. Credit card receipts must be forwarded to the Treasurer within seven (7) days after any purchase is made.

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INVENTORY CONTROL

Policy: The Association must maintain an inventory control of all items that are used, maintained, or stored in an area of choice, such as a rented storage unit.

 

Guideline: The Vice President will maintain an inventory control sheet, which should be updated after each conference and at the year’s end. The Board Officers shall assist in maintaining control of all items. These items include the following: Association computers, merchandise, projector, files and other items maintained or stored by the Association. 

 

Rule:  Any damage to or loss of property shall be reported immediately to the Board, and a police report shall be filed with the jurisdiction of occurrence for criminal events.

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FINANCIAL CONTROL

Policy: A financial review/audit will be conducted on the CAACO financial books every even numbered year, starting in 2014.

Rule: The cost of the review/audit will be conducted by an outside CPA firm and any irregularities or concerns will be addressed by the board of directors immediately.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

Policy: The Board of Directors are expected to conduct their private and professional lives in a manner, which reflects positively on the Association.

 

Policy: Training Policy:

Colorado Animal Control Association sponsored events are meant to raise the training standards and promote opportunities within the animal control profession. The participants in these events are representing animal control; therefore, the Colorado Animal Control Association requests that you follow these etiquette guidelines:

 

Rule:

1.     Please dress comfortably but appropriately. 

2.     Silence or turn off all personal communication devices, including cellular phones, pagers or other electronic items that will disrupt instructors or other attendees.

3.     No talking during instructional periods.  Exceptions include question and answer periods or other interactive training methods.  If you must disagree, do so respectfully.

4.     Please place all trash in the appropriate trash receptacles.

5.     Treat all facility staff with respect and courtesy.  Please obey all facility rules and policies.

6.     Please drink responsibly.  You represent our profession and your agency.

7.     Always use the highest standards of ethics and behavior as representatives of the animal control profession and your agency.

8.     Inappropriate behavior may result in expulsion from a class and/or the conference in addition to loss of credit hours and notification to your employment agency.

 

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REMOVAL OF BOARD MEMBERS

Policy: Any Board Member failing to fulfill his or her duties, failing to abide by the Association's By-Laws and/or Policies and Procedures, or failing to abide by the Code of Conduct they will be removed from the Board and relieved of their duties.

Procedures: A quorum of the Board of Directors may motion to remove any Board member due to any violation of the Code of Conduct or due to failure to fulfill his or her duties. A quorum of Board members may appoint his or her replacement until the next official election is held.

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Policy: A board member who loses employment eligibility for serving on the Board must disclose, in writing, the change to CAACO’s president within thirty (30) days. The board member will then have six (6) months to re-establish employment eligibility for Board service. Failure to regain such eligibility after six (6) months will constitute an automatic resignation from the Board. A vacancy for any reason may be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by a majority vote of remaining board members according to Board policy.

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBER VACANCY

 

TUITION & LODGING

Policy: The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers will pay tuition for the Board of Directors.

 

The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers will pay lodging cost for the board’s officers and Education Director unless the President grants lodging cost for other members of the board for retreats, etc.    

 

Guideline:  The cost of tuition and lodging does not include mileage, food, phone or other unrelated charges.

 

Rule:

  • The cost of tuition and lodging will be for approved CAACO trainings/events.

  • Out-of-state trainings/events must be approved by the Board of Directors.

  • If out-of-state training is granted, mileage may be paid for by the Association only if approved by the Board of Directors.

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ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Policy:  The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers recognizes members, other organizations, businesses and citizens for outstanding performance(s) in their community related to animal control/welfare.

 

Guideline: Nominations must be received at least four weeks prior to the awards banquet/luncheon.

 

Animal Control Excellence (A.C.E.) Award: This award honors an individual officer in the field of animal control/welfare who has exhibited overall excellence of service provided while performing their duties on behalf of animals and the public served.  Special consideration is given for heroic efforts in the line of duty toward animal rescue or human/animal lifesaving events.  Nominations accepted through recommendation by supervisors or fellow officers for an officer who is or has been an active member of CAACO.  Outside letters of reference are encouraged.

 

Friends of Animal Control Award:

This award recognizes efforts put forth by any individual or an organization assisting with animal control/welfare situations where their assistance is offered, accepted, and performed in a safe, levelheaded, heartfelt manner with a result benefiting the goals and objectives in our profession.  Nominations are accepted from any animal control officer or animal control agency with documentation of an event or to recognize an ongoing effort with a result bettering the profession of animal control/welfare.

 

Colorado Animal Control Agency of the Year Award:

This award recognizes an agency that has demonstrated efforts to better the animal control profession through effective personnel training programs, outstanding public education, media programs, active and positive community involvement, excellence in officer response, and the overall image of the agency.  Nominations will be accepted from the agency’s director, supervisor, council member, commissioner, board of directors, etc. Public letters or articles indicating positive public image and a high level of community support should

be included with the nomination.

Medal of Valor:

The Medal of Valor is presented to officers who distinguish themselves by conspicuous bravery under unusual, complicated, or hazardous conditions in which they risked grave personal danger and used excellent judgment in accomplishing a specific mission.

Purple Heart:

The Purple Heart is presented to Officers who are killed or seriously wounded by an animal, at the hands of an offender, or in the act of saving a life, while in the performance of their official duties.

Rule:

All nominations must include the following:

  • Name, address, telephone number and email  of nominee

  • Resume or background information regarding nominee

  • Reason or justification for nomination

  • Name, address, telephone and email of the person or agency who may accept award

 

The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officer’s Board of Directors are not eligible for individual awards during their tenure on the board.

 

Awards Committee:

1.   The Awards Committee will consist of delegated members of the board; the Vice President will serve as the chairperson of the committee.

1.      The Vice President will conduct the awards banquet/luncheon.

2.      After receiving nominations, the Chairperson will contact board officers for a vote on each award category.

3.      The Chairperson, or their designee, will then notify the nominee and the person/agency that submitted the nomination at least five weeks prior to the award banquet/luncheon.

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Guideline:  Nominations must be received at least four weeks prior to the awards banquet/luncheon.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Policy: Sexual harassment is a violation of the Rules and Regulations of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the policies and procedures of the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers and their Board of Directors. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated within the Association.  The Board of Directors will be familiar with the identification of acts or environments, which may be construed as sexual harassment and will take immediate action to correct the situation.

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TRAINING GOALS

Policy: The training goals of The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers are to increase the knowledge, proficiency, ability, officer safety practices and skill of all members. Training improves service and reduces liability for members and agencies.  Training programs are designed in a manner to be consistent with the primary mission of the Association.

Guidelines:
 

  1. The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers will host two annual trainings. Members of the Association may solicit help from the Board of Directors for training needs in their area at any time.
     

  2. One-day class registration will be offered at the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Control Training in the spring.
     

  3. The cost for a speaker will not exceed $500.00 without prior approval from the Board of Directors.

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STATE CERTIFICATION

Policy:The Board of Directors will administer the State Certification Exam at their annual trainings. Additional exam dates can be requested by members as long as there are at least two board members available to administer the exam and a minimum of ten (10) test takers signed up one week prior to the testing date.  Earning a score of 80% or above on the exam gives the qualified exam taker State Certified status. 

 

Guidelines: Requirements for Taking the State Certification Exam

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must be currently employed as an animal control/management/welfare investigator, or an officer who responsible for the enforcement of animal laws, ordinances, regulations, or State Statues and is a bona fide employee of and receives a salary from a National, State, County or Municipal government, a political subdivision thereof, or is an employee of an agency contracted or has a formal agreement with an agency to provide animal control/management/welfare enforcement services for a governmental entity within the State of Colorado.

  • Must have at least six months experience in animal control/humane work, including employment as an animal control officer, agent, or animal welfare investigator.

  • Must submit (on department letterhead, signed by an immediate supervisor) proof of the successful completion of a minimum of 30 hours* of formal training in animal control/humane officer related topics that has been successfully completed within the past two years.

  • *In lieu of 30 hours of formal training applicant may substitute or intermix 12 consecutive months of on-the-job experience for (5) five hours of training.

  • If an applicant does not meet all of the requirements, he/she will not be allowed to take the test.  Upon successful completion of testing, a certificate will be mailed to the applicant. 

  • Cost of the certification test is set by an agreement between the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Association.

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RENEWAL OF STATE
CERTIFICATION

Policy:  State Certification is valid for a period of two years from the date of successful completion of the examination. After two years, State Certified officers must submit proof of ongoing training and employment, including their current position, to renew their State Certified status.

 

Guidelines:  Requirements for Renewing State Certification

  • Must be currently employed as an animal control/management/welfare investigator or officer who is responsible for the enforcement of animal laws, ordinances, regulations, or State Statutes and is a bona fide employee of and receives a salary from a National, State, County or Municipal government, a political subdivision thereof, or are contracted or has a formal agreement with an agency to provide animal control/management/welfare enforcement services for a governmental entity within the State of Colorado.

  • Must submit on department letterhead the requirement of twenty hours of continuing education related to the field of Animal Control/Welfare for the past two years. Online courses are acceptable, provided a certificate is issued upon successful completion. The officer’s immediate supervisor must sign letter.

  • Must submit a renewal fee. Set by an agreement between the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Association.

 

If renewal qualifications are not met within the 60 (sixty) days following expiration of an officer’s State Certification, they will be required to re-take the State Certification exam. 

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SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Policy:  The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers will set aside a fund for active members to apply for assistance for training and/or equipment.

 

Guideline:  The Board of Directors will determine an amount to maintain in the scholarship fund to be used either towards CAACO training or an equipment purchase.

 

Rules:

·         Equipment grants cannot exceed the amount of $250.00.

·         Only one equipment grant per agency will be granted in an 18-month

          period. 

·         A total of four equipment grants per year will be granted.

·         Scholarship applications must be filled out in full.

·         Scholarship applications for training are due five weeks prior to the     

          requested training.

·         Scholarship applications will be included in every CAACO newsletter, and

          provided at a member’s request.

·         Training scholarships will not be given to the same member or agency

          consecutively within a 12 month period. In the event that no scholarship

          applications are received, the board may award a scholarship at their

          discretion.

·         Scholarships will only be given for CAACO sponsored training.

·         The Officers of the Board will determine who will be awarded training and

          equipment scholarship(s).

·         The Vice President or their designee will notify the recipient(s) of the

          award.

·         There will be one scholarship awarded for each Regional Training if there

          is an associated cost. 

          Two training scholarships will be offered for each of the two annual 

          trainings.

 

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NANCY RING SCHOLARSHIP

Policy: The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers will set aside a fund for active members to apply for Nancy Ring Training Scholarship.


Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide opportunities for advanced training for current and future leaders within the Animal Control Field.  The grant is to be used for leadership and development courses specifically to enhance skills in communication, adaptability, vision, strategy, relationships, teamwork, coaching, decision-making, persuasion, and planning.
 

Guidelines:
 

Applicant must:
 

  1. Be a member (in good standing) of the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers.
     

  2. Colorado Certified Animal Control Officer for 3 years, certification must be current.
     

  3. Provide a current resume or CV.
     

  4. Submit an application.
     

  5. Be employed for 3 years in the Animal Control Field.

 

Rules:
 

  • Nancy Ring Scholarship awards cannot exceed the amount of $1,000.00. Only one scholarship will be granted annually.
     

  • Scholarship applications must be filled out in full.
     

  • Applications for the scholarship will be accepted October 1 through January 15.
     

  • The Vice President or their designee will Chair the Scholarship Committee, which will be apprised of three CAACO board members. 
     

  • The scholarship availability announcement will be included in every CAACO newsletter.
     

  • The Nancy Ring Scholarship will not be given to the same member or agency consecutively within an 18-month period.
     

  • Scholarships will only be awarded for trainings or conferences approved by the Scholarship Committee.
     

  • Funds will be dispersed upon receipts provided documenting cost of registration, travel and lodging.  Recipients demonstrating a financial hardship may qualify for pre-payment of training costs upon CAACO board approval.
     

  • The committee members choose the recipient of the award the month following the deadline. The Vice President will notify the recipient of the award by March 15.

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NEWSLETTER

A newsletter will be provided to each member, up to five members per agency, as part of their annual dues.  The newsletter will be electronic unless a member makes a specific request for a hard copy to be mailed or does not have an email account.

 

CAACO newsletters are available for out of state animal control officers and association presidents via email.

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MAILING LISTS

CAACO Individual Membership List:  A list of all current CAACO members will not be released to anyone for any reason.  The Board of Directors maintains the CAACO Membership List and they are responsible for the integrity and security of member information.

 

CAACO E-Mail Distribution List:  A list of all current CAACO members with an e-mail address will not be released to anyone for any reason. 

 

CAACO Agency List:  A list of current names and addresses of animal control/care and humane agencies throughout Colorado.  A copy of the list may be provided to Board-approved entities.  At the Board’s discretion the list, may either be given or purchased for $10.00.  The money must be received in advance, no exceptions.

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SURVEYS

CAACO receives requests each year to assist with outside surveys.  While CAACO understands the importance of data gathering, we cannot, because of fraud and abuse, offer our Agency List free (no exceptions).  In addition, because of mailing restrictions, CAACO cannot prepare, nor mail, outside surveys using the Association’s non-profit status.  Outside entities surveys will be sent only with prior Board approval.

 

The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers Policy and Procedure was incorporated into the Association on August 24, 2010.  Any changes made after the fact will be brought forth before a quorum of the Board and put to a vote.

 

Revised and Approved by the Board of Directors: June 30, 2015

 

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