EC of the Year, Dan Spangler, KC9IKI (Photo First Row)
"Dan Spangler, KC9IKI, has served as EC for Jefferson County for seven years. During that time, he guided his unit through their week-long deployment in the 2008 flood event, personally funded and built our complete communications trailer, and strengthened the relationship with the County EM and other county officials. He offered technical help for the WECOMM installation at Cambridge, led the JefCARES team at every SIMCOMM exercise (Madison, Jefferson, Jefferson, Oshkosh), and directed the JefCARES participation in countless races, runs, and bike rallies, He established an ARES/RACES station at the local hospital and includes its operation in the yearly SET.
When no local volunteers were available for mutual aid, Dan went himself to support other units' needs. He volunteers as an operator at the Milwaukee Office of the National Weather Service-Sullivan, thus leading by excellent example. He has repeatedly served as chair of the TCARC/JefCARES Field Day operation, making it an ARES/RACES event and he continues to test deployment of the communications trailer throughout the year.
Dan was a relatively new Ham in 2007, but he accepted his appointment as EC and has exemplified the service aspect of our hobby very well." .... K9LGU
Senior Leadership of the Year Award, Heather Schulz KC9QXD (Second Row)
(With a special appearance by Gregg Schulz, Proud husband, sometimes also known as W9AWX)