Greetings brothers and sisters,
As your newly elected MCO State President, I would like to introduce myself and tell you about my goals for our organization. I hired into the Department in 1994 at Chippewa Correction Facility and have served as a chapter official there for the past 18 years. For the past four years, I have also served on the MCO State Executive Board as a Trustee, which was an experience that motivated me to pursue the position I’m now in.
I’m greatly honored to have been elected by my peers as the President of our organization. Over the past several months, I have met with many of our local chapter leaders to discuss issues and goals. The result of those meetings has been a grass roots connection that I, along with my partners on the new Executive Board, intend to build upon in the coming months. I believe that we need to stay focused on our solidarity and take pride in the fact that even after years of constant political maneuvering against us, we have consistently maintained over 95 percent of our members. I believe that we need to improve our internal communications between chapters and the Executive Board and have already begun implementing new procedures for chapter leaders to follow.
I’m looking forward to this transition with our new Executive Board. We have a fresh outlook and intend to keep improving the way our organization operates and serves all of you. We are fortunate to have dedicated staff that work for our organization and we will all work together to represent MCO.
I’d like to thank former MCO President Tom Tylutki for his 14 years of dedicated service as MCO President. Before his time as president, Tom was an Executive Board trustee (1998-2000), recording secretary (2000-2001), and treasurer (2001-2004). MCO leaders and staff wish him well in his retirement.
Thank you, members, for your support.