Two County Employees Receive National Awards

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) is proud to announce that two Montgomery County employees have been selected by the National Animal Control Association (NACA) to receive the Bill Lehman Memorial Award and the Diane Lane Memorial Award.

Steve Glardon, Volunteer for the ARC and IT Manager for Montgomery County, was selected as the recipient of the Diane Lane Memorial Award for his dedication and service as a volunteer at the facility. Glardon began as a volunteer working with the adoption of dogs and their socialization. He now excels in his position of Adoption Counselor and assists the volunteer coordinator with volunteer orientations, presenting to prospective volunteers, and mentoring other volunteers in the ARC. He was voted as the Volunteer of the Year in 2012 by the staff at the ARC, which shows his outstanding commitment to his volunteer work and to the welfare of the animals at the shelter.

Cathy Petersen, Communications Manager for Montgomery County, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Bill Lehman Memorial Award for her exemplary service to Montgomery County’s ARC. Petersen supports the promotional efforts for multiple ARC programs including the annual dog licensing campaign, public service announcements, National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, and more. Petersen has been instrumental in assisting the ARC promote their message to the community. She is truly a “friend” to the ARC and to animal control efforts.

Both recipients travelled to Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, September 5th to attend the annual NACA Training Summit and receive their respective awards.

Congratulations and thank you to Cathy Petersen and Steve Glardon for their exceptional service to the Animal Resource Center and for their national recognition.


Steve and Cathy pictured with Robert Sexton from the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center

About the Bill Lehman Memorial Award

This winner of this award is not directly employed in the animal control field, but has shown exceptional awareness in animal control matters that merit distinction. The winner shall be recognized as a “friend” of animal control, for contributions and outstanding action that assist in furthering the positive image of animal control professionals through local, state, or national animal control associations.

About the Diane Lane Memorial Award

This award is for outstanding volunteer service in animal welfare related fields. The winner shall demonstrate exceptional dedication or performed outstanding work far and beyond the requirements of their volunteer position.

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