The PPOA board meeting on April 10th was a momentous one for leadership of this union. Retiree representative Art Reddy announced his resignation from the board — a decision that did not come easy for the retired sergeant who has served as a dedicated board member for nearly 30 years. Nobody in PPOA’s 68-year history has committed more time as a board member. Art was first elected to the board in 1979 as a deputy. He was re-elected term after term as a deputy, then sergeant, then retired member. His institutional knowledge of PPOA is unmatched and invaluable. We are extremely grateful that Art has agreed to continue providing his input to PPOA on a number of issues to help this association continue to make a difference for active and retired personnel. Thank you Art!
Following Art’s resignation, the PPOA board appointed newly-retired Sergeant Jim Schallert to fill the remainder of Art’s term. We look forward to working with Jim to advocate on behalf of 2,500+ retired PPOA members. Thank you Jim!
Schallert’s retirement created a vacancy for the position of PPOA vice president. The board voted unanimously to swear in Lieutenant Tab Rhodes to that position. Tab has served as a PPOA board member since 2011 and looks forward to his new role on the executive board. Thank you Tab!
The PPOA board also had an opportunity to thank Chief Patrick Jordan for his years of service as a board member. Jordan resigned from the board following his recent promotion and PPOA directors gratefully presented him with a plaque at Wednesday’s board meeting to honor his commitment to fellow union members. Thank you Pat!