Greetings SDCPOA membership,
I would like to begin by giving acknowledgement and appreciation to Scott Laudner. After 28 years serving in the department, over 13 years serving on the SDCPOA board, and last 5 serving as the president of our association, has retired to shift his energy to family and relaxation. Scott was a fixture of our association for years. Some newer members may not realize this but, Scott was one of the founding members of the SDCPOA. His experience on our board will be missed. Congratulations to him on his successful career in both the Probation Department and the San Diego County Probation Officers Association.
I was honored to be selected by the board to head the SDCPOA as your president. I am sure you want to know what my priority is as the SDCPOA moves forward. It is a fair question. My goal is to be accessible to the membership. My intention is to visit every worksite in coming days/weeks. I have already been to several sites to hear concerns. I also want you to know I am available to meet with members individually if needed. If there are issues and concerns, I want to hear them.
Here are some other quick updates on some recent movement in your SDCPOA board.
Vice President Govanna Jauregui has stepped down from the SDCPOA board after 7 hard years of service. Her knowledge and expertise will be missed. The SDCPOA would like to give thanks for her years of service and the best of luck in her future endeavors.
Additionally, Chelsea Kennedy has also agreed to take on the position of director. Officer Kennedy has previously served on the board and I have full confidence in her ability to hit the ground running. She has been with the department since 2010. She is currently assigned to Adult Investigations in Vista.
Director Jose Gutierrez will be taking on the position of Chief Employee Representative.
Keep an eye out in your email for the SDCPOA vacant board seat announcement. Everything you need to know about how to run will be in the Eblast.
I thank each and every one of you for your continued support to our association. Again, I look forward to meeting you at your worksite.