Despite Covid, SIAC on Track

Dec 13, 2021 | Blog

Despite the challenges posed by Covid over the past 18-20 months, SIAC remains on track with its major activities. At our recent annual Board meeting to set priorities for 2022, SIAC Board Chair Kirk MacDowell said:

“When I was first elected in 2020, there were two things to focus on: financial stability and SIAC’s relevancy to the industry.  We’ve been fortunate, even through COVID, to achieve both under the stewardship of Stan Martin, a strong Treasurer in Tim Creenan, and a strong and attentive Board of Directors.”

In show of confidence, the SIAC Board unanimously re-elected Kirk MacDowell as Chairman for another two-year term. 

MacDowell expressed pride in SIAC’s direction and accomplishments, observing, “Although Covid played havoc on SIAC’s ability to travel and meet in person, Stan and our Chiefs Glen and Steve kept their schedules full attending multiple law enforcement meetings.”

SIAC enters 2022 on sound footing. “Thanks to our contributors, we are on sound footing. The Board approved the 2022 budget, and we are excited about the new year,” MacDowell said.

MacDowell foresees a “great year” for SIAC. “We commissioned a study to be held at ESX (Electronic Security Expo) Conference in June 2022.  The study will be performed by Joe Kuhns, PhD, a professor at UNC-Charlotte, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, to validate that communities utilizing SIAC’s model alarm ordinance programs are in fact reducing alarm dispatches in cites/counties where the protocols are effectively implemented and routinely enforced,” he said. MacDowell also expressed appreciation for the leadership of Brandon Freeman in helping to steward through a new web site, “Under the leadership of Brandon Freeman from Wayne Alarm, we were able to contract with Margulies Communications