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Advisory Community Team-Neighbors on Watch
“Neighbors with Police…Caring Together for Our Community”

 

MISSION STATEMENT

We, the Advisory Community Team-Neighbors on Watch (ACT-NOW) are committed to benefit the people of Gerrish Township by promoting the preservation, appreciation and improvement of the physical, social and aesthetic qualities of all Gerrish Township neighborhoods, through benevolent actions.

 

 

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ACT NOW Board Member Al Schultz was recognized for his 17 years of consecutive service on July 18, 2016.  He has resigned his position and was presented a community service award plaque at the ACT NOW 17th Annual Meeting & Picnic.  Thank you Al for your many years of dedication and service to ACT NOW and your community.  You will be missed!

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Chief Brian Hill, Al Schultz and ACT NOW Chair Mary Link

ACT NOW Citizen of the Year (2016)

Carmine Polisei

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 Chief Brian Hill, Carmine Polisei and ACT NOW Chair Mary Link

(2016-2017)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Carmine Polisei

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Danny Bates

Community Members at Large

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Kelly Kirkpatrick

Gap#3-John Ellis

Gap Officer Representative-Officer Shannon Fick

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT NOW Community Meeting 3-21-2016

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Randy Hartman (Fire Fighter Officer) from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources was the guest speaker at the ACT NOW Community Meeting held on March 21st at the Gerrish Township Hall.  This was a very informative meeting for the citizens in attendance as Randy discussed how the DNR Fire Services Division works, what areas they serve, what standard and specialized equipment they have available and how the DNR shares resources with other bordering areas including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ontario and Manitoba Canada.  He also shared how their Incident Management Team (ICS) works for fire suppression, including attack plans and the purpose, planning and guidelines used for prescribed burns.

The second portion of the presentation was focused on “Wildfire Safety” and how we can protect our property from wildfire clipartwildfires.  Due to the increase in building in rural and wooded areas (Wild Land/Urban Interface), the DNR provides community education and awareness on how to be “Fire Wise” so that if a wild fire were to occur near your home or business you would be able to assist the DNR and fire departments in the spreading of the fire onto your properties.

The Michigan DNR recognizes the Firewise Communities program through the NFPA as a tool to use in assisting residents in home protection against wild fires.  For more information on this program to to www.firewise.org.

(2015-2016)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Danny Bates

Community Members at Large

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Carmine Polisei

Gap#3-John Ellis

Gap Officer Representative-Officer Shannon Fick

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year 2014-2015

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John Klein, Chief Brian Hill and ACT NOW Chair Mary Link

(2014-2015)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Danny Bates

Community Members at Large

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Ginny Trombley

Gap#3-Stan Baysdell

Gap Officer Representative-Officer Shannon Fick

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year 2013-2014

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Chief Brian Hill, Sharon Zacny and ACT NOW Chair Mary Link

(2013-2014)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Danny Bates

Community Members at Large

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Ginny Trombley

Gap#3-Stan Baysdell

Gap Officer Representative-Pam Williams

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year 2012-2013

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Citizen of the Year 2013 NewsletterACT NOW Chair Mary Link, Dave Blazejewski, CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny and Chief Brian Hill

(2012-2013)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Danny Bates

Community Members at Large

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Ginny Trombley

Gap#3-Stan Baysdell

Gap Officer Representative-Pam Williams

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year 2011-2012

BOB EDWARDS (Photo Not Available)

(2011-2012)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Danny Bates

Community Members at Large

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Ginny Trombley

Gap#3-Stan Baysdell

Gap Officer Representative-Pam Williams

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year 2010-2011

SHARON ZACNY (Photo Not Available)

(2010-2011)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Sharon Zacny

Community Members at Large-

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Ginny Trombley

Gap#3-Stan Baysdell

Gap Officer Representative-Pam Williams

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Don Granzine

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year 2009-2010

ROBERT BARBER

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(2009-2010)

Executive Board Members

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co-Chairperson-Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Sharon Zacny

Community Members at Large-

Gap#1-John Klein

Gap#2-Ginny Trombley

Gap#3-Stan Baysdell

Gap Officer Representative-Jonah Schutte

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Don Granzine

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year 2008-2009

STAN BAYSDELL

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San Baysdell, ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year, Mary Link ACT-NOW Chairperson and Gerrish Township Police Chief Brian Hill

(2008-2009)

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Chairperson-Mary Link

Co Chairperson- Al Schultz

Secretary-Julie Hill

Treasurer-Bob Barber

Membership Chairperson-Laurice Tanner

Community Members At large

GAP #1- John Klein

GAP # 2- Ginny Trombley

GAP # 3- Stan Baysdell

GAP Police Officer Representative-Officer Jonah Schutte

Advisory Board Member-CERT Coordinator Don Granzine

Advisory Board Member-Chief Brian Hill

ACT-NOW Co-Citizens of the Year 2007-2008

Co Citizens of the year Julie Hill and Laurel Smith Tudor with Chief Hill and ACT-NOW Chairperson Mary Link

Co Citizens of the year Julie Hill and Laurel Smith Tudor with Chief Hill and ACT-NOW Chairperson Mary Link