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Summer Agenda–June 7, 8, 9, 2017

Indigo Hotel Traverse City, Michigan

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • 08:00-12:00: Registration
  • 12:00-12:45: Lunch (provided)
  • 01:00-01:10 Welcome and announcements: Dave Vincent-M.A.H.O. President
  • 01:00-3:00 p.m. Afternoon Seminar

Speaker: Anna Pakiela

Topic: Gaining Compliance with difficult clients

Anna Pakiela has worked in the criminal justice system for approximately 18 years.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and completed all of the course work for a Doctorate in Public Safety Leadership.   She is a national recognized trainer specializing in Core Correctional Practices, specifically in training officers and other criminal justice personnel in evidence based interview techniques to increase the motivation of the targeted party to comply with requirements and requests of the court or other community partners.  She has provided training to a variety of personnel and in a variety of settings.  Her unique combination of personal experience in the field and extensive education about the subject provides for a meaningful and engaging conversation for training participants.

*No Evening meal provided


Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • 08:00-08:45 a.m.  Breakfast (provided)
  • 09:00-12:00 p.m. Morning training session
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch (provided)
  • 01:00-03:00 p.m. Afternoon training session
  • 03:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting (Board Elections)


Speaker: Jared Agee

Topic: Code Enforcement and Property Maintenance 2015 (6 hour)

This course will review the job-functions and skills required to be a successful Code Enforcement Officer. including communication, legal aspects, credibility, technical knowledge, and professionalism. The latter part of the course will review the Property Maintenance Code with emphasis placed on the 2015 updates.

*No evening meal provided.


Friday, June 9, 2017

  • 08:00-08:45 a.m.   Breakfast (provided)
  • 09:00-12:00 p.m.  Morning training session
  • 12:00 p.m. Dismissal (PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY)

Speaker: Captain Mark Fankhauser, EMS Coordinator for the City of Grand Rapids Fire Department

Topic:“DO YOU HAVE THE RHYTHM?” Hands Only CPR / AED, First-Aid Awareness Training

This course provides a unique and interactive learning experience for anyone with limited or no medical training. Understanding the purpose of situational awareness and how it can be applicable for municipal based employees will be addressed. Recognizing potential emergency conditions that might require immediate action and empower you with a basic skill set to comprehend and act.  Come join Captain Mark Fankhauser, a passionate educator with a proven track record of inspiring and motivating personal change. Don’t pass on the opportunity to potentially change the outcome of a person in need. *Participants who successfully pass course curriculum will be eligible for American Heart Association (AHA) HeartSaver CPR AED Certification


A member of the City of Grand Rapids Fire Department since 2003, Capt. Mark Fankhauser, currently serves on the department as the EMS coordinator. Mark’s duties with the City includes oversight of administration, management, coordination, purchasing, licensing, technical skills evaluation and training (initial and continuing education) of Fire Department personnel and other employees of the City.

Mark holds State Licensure as a Paramedic and EMS Instructor Coordinator. In addition to these State Licenses, Mark maintains certified status as a NFPS Fire Instructor II. Mark’s knowledge in designing program presentations for variously sized groups ensures participants understand course material in a clear and concise manner while providing a humble approach towards sensitive subjects; with the ability to deliver raw emotion with others.

Mark’s previous experience includes a decade of service with the United States Army (1988-1998), as well as work with Plainfield Township Fire Department (1997-2003) and Rockford Ambulance (1992-1998).

Mark is deeply engaged in the community with a passion for continued education of fire prevention as well as the education of first responders. One of Mark’s primary objectives is to enable others to gain knowledge and skills that may positively change the outcome of another in time of crisis.

*It’s very important that you get your seminar registration forms turned in by the deadline date. This past year has been a challenge for the Board dealing with the last minute registrations in regards to making sure that we have ordered enough food, secured enough rooms at the hotel and other supplies necessary for the given seminar. If you don’t believe that your municipality will be able to process your check and get it turned in on time, please fax or email your registration forms to the MAHO Treasurer stating that the check is to follow.


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