MCO Introduces 50th Anniversary Logo
MCO is proud to reveal a special logo in recognition of our 50 years of service to Michigan corrections officers and forensic security staff.
“This logo symbolizes all the advances we’ve made for our members over the decades, and reminds us to look with hope toward our next 50 years,” said Andy Potter, MCO Vice President and Chief of Staff. “Our membership numbers are the highest among state employee unions and we are engaging members about the issues important to them. After all these years, we are still solid, and we will carry on our legacy for future generations of members.”
In honor of our anniversary, all members received a commemorative coin with the anniversary logo on front and the twelve professional values we integrate into our daily lives on back. Coins were mailed with the holiday package and we encourage each recipient to carry this coin and recall the foundation upon which MCO is built.
“I hope, when you look at this coin, you remember all the staff that came before you,” said MCO President Tom Tylutki. “As you hold it in your hand, I hope you understand what our founders knew: that when we work together, each of us is stronger than we would be on our own.”
MCO came into existence in 1968 when a group of corrections officers met to form an organization that would primarily focus on prison security and custody issues.
A lot has changed in 50 years. We should all be proud and humbled to say that what started as a grassroots effort by a group of concerned officers is still thriving.
As a part of our Move Forward campaign, look for this special gold and black logo on our website, social media channels and in publications throughout 2018.
This is more than a simple logo but a symbol of what we believe in and who we are as professionals and as colleagues.