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Message from the
September 15, 2017
As this is my final address to membership I would like to thank you all for the amazing experience you
have offered me. Going into this position I had no clue what would be involved but I am certainly glad I
did it. I worked with some amazing people on the Board that truly care about IEHA and its membership.
Volunteer to be on the Board or its Committees, you will not regret it. I was able to network with many
people in different roles and get perspectives that have broadened my knowledge of environmental
issues not only from the state but also the country. I was able to communicate with members from all
over, explaining to me and the Board their viewpoint on IEHA issues. I feel truly blessed to have had
this opportunity. Thank You!
As Past-President, besides coordinating the annual conference next year at Starved Rock, I will be
dedicating the year to getting the LEHP Act renewed. IEHA has made solid inroads to legislators and
has given them an awareness level on what we do, why we do it and how important we are to public
Below are some pictures from the NEHA AEC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What a great little city and if
you love craft beer (like me) you can spend a few days visiting all the breweries. If you're thinking
about doing a road trip over there send me an email and I'll give you some advice on places to go.
Besides the sites there was also some learning taking place. The debate on restaurant grading was
standing room only and membership might get a chance to weigh in on this debate if an NRA speaker
is able to come to one of our future conferences. Are you aware that the FDA is researching the
requirement of having touchless bathrooms? The picture on the bottom-right is a touchless faucet with
integral blow dryers sticking out on each side (inside New Holland Brewery).
Once again, thank you for this experience. It has made me a better person and a better inspector.
Food Safety Advisory Committee Meeting
July 19, 2017
The illinois Food Safety Advisory Committee met on June 29. A document conytaining a summey of that
meeting is available below: