We Say 'So Long' to a Familiar Face at ACS and Welcome a New One
June 09, 2011
By Cate Monaghan
Anyone who has ever needed anything on the main floor at Annual Conference Session – a table, chairs, a pitcher of water, access to an electrical outlet for a display, the lights dimmed, a security person, an answer – knows Jack Mueller. The Facilities Manager for ACS, Jack (at right in photo at right, with Cory Parish) has been the "go-to" person for all of those needs and more, as well as (for years) project manager for the building and tear-down of the infamous wooden ramp – and the one who took us to a new era with the purchase of an aluminum ramp last year.
(Those who arrived ahead of the start of the day's activities frequently were treated to an early-morning bagpipes "concert" from Jack on the loading dock, too!)
After last year's ACS, though, Jack decided to retire. We will miss him. I don't know whether he'll wonder through Halls A and B this year, but if he does, please be sure to say hello and to thank him for his service.
In the meantime, if you need a table, chairs, access to an electrical outlet for a display, a security person, etc. – please find Bob Peck (right), who has agreed to step in and carry on Jack's legacy of service to the California-Nevada Annual Conference and to this event. Bob attends First UMC of Sacramento and actually is a lay member this year, so he'll be splitting his duties between keeping everything running smoothly and keeping up with legislation. He is an experienced events person and we know that he'll do an admirable job.
He has not promised bagpipes, but doubtless will add his own music to all that is ACS!