I know it may seem early, but with all of the uncertainty we have experienced over the past 2 years, it seems like you can never prepare enough. Wanting to make sure that this is in the back of everyone’s minds going into their budgeting and training calendars, so we can outdo our attendance from this year. We are locked in for the 2022 OACC Annual Conference at Eagle Crest Resort just outside Redmond, OR for October 5th, 6th & 7th. The format will be the same with two full days (Wed-Thu) and a half day on Friday. I am already working on sponsors that will hopefully allow us to provide most, if not all, of the meals again as well as several instructors for some great training topics. If you have something specific you would like to see presented, please reach out to me ASAP so I can find good instructors and get them onboard. We also have the use of two breakout rooms on Wednesday, so I am happy to look into much more specialized and specific training topics for certain disciplines if there is enough interest. This training is for you to get the most out of, so even if it is an odd request, throw it my way.
Because of their setup, lodging can be done a number of ways depending on your agency’s policies. The main resort hotel is offering the standard GSA pricing of $115.00+tax per night for single or double rooms, and for those unfamiliar, there are also homes throughout the community that can be rented for the same timeframe from either private owners or through the resort. There are several restaurants on the property and I am working on a couple fun excursions to local attractions for more networking and socializing amongst the attendees. We have an awesome group of ACO/CSOs from Bend and Deschutes County who have already been a huge help, so I am confident that we will be able to have a great conference.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and again, if there is any type of training you are looking for specifically. I am still working on a Small Animal BCS and Henneke training outside of the conference, but have been having trouble finding instructors and the ability to do true, hands-on training for the best experience, so look for updates on that coming out soon as well. Happy Holidays, and here’s looking forward to a great 2022!
Animal Control Officer
Springfield Police Department
Vice President of Training- Oregon Animal Control Council