Committees

Executive Committee

Serves as the leadership team for the Executive Officers of PORAC:

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Michael Durant, PORAC President
Brent Meyer, PORAC Vice President
Marcelo Blanco, PORAC Treasurer
Mike Fender, PORAC Secretary 

Region I: Barry Donelan, Oakland POA
Region I: James Gonzales, San Jose POA
Region II: Randy Beintema, San Joaquin County DSA
Region II: Jacky Parks, Fresno POA
Region III: Marshall McClain, LA Airport POA
Region III: Tony Sanders, Ventura County DSA
Region IV: Mike Fender, San Diego POA
Region IV: Laren Leichliter, SEBA

Budget Committee

Reviews and finalizes the annual budget before it is submitted to the Board of Directors and the Conference of Members. Members are from the Executive Committee: one from each region appointed by the President, and the fifth member shall be the Treasurer, who shall be the Committee chair.

Marcelo Blanco (Chairman)
PORAC Treasurer

Region I: Barry Donelan, Oakland POA
Region II: Randy Beintema, San Joaquin County DSA
Region III: Tony Sanders, Ventura County DSA
Region IV: Laren Leichliter, SEBA

Bylaws Committee

Receives, reviews, recommends and interprets proposed amendments to the Bylaws and Standing Rules. The Committee shall consist of a chairperson and one member from each region appointed by the President.

Mike Fender (Chairman)
PORAC Secretary

Region I: Glen Robbins, Livermore POA
Region II: Jacky Parks, Fresno POA
Region III: Tony Sanders, Ventura County DSA
Region IV: Shane Stiles, San Diego County DSA

Committee on Peace Officer Relations (COPOR)

Sets the goals for maintaining the standards relating to cultural awareness. The President may appoint a committee of five (5) members for one-year terms, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, with one (1) member from each Region, and one (1) director from the Board of Directors.

Region I: Vacant
Region II: Chanda Bassett, San Joaquin DSA
Region III: Vacant
Region IV: Vacant
Board Appointee: Randy Beintema, San Joaquin County DSA

Compensation Committee

Reviews the commercial reasonableness of compensation levels for all employees and contractors. The members, one from each region, shall be appointed by the President from the Executive Board. The Vice President is designated as the chairman of this committee.

Brent Meyer (Chairman)
PORAC Vice President

Region I: James Gonzales, San Jose POA
Region II: Jacky Parks, Fresno POA
Region III: Marshall McClain, LA Airport POA
Region IV: Mike Fender, PORAC Secretar

Credentials Committee

Determines eligibility of candidates, voters and proxies at the Conference of Members. The Committee receives and tallies votes, then reports the results. The Committee is made up of one member from each Region as recommended by the Region Directors and appointed by the President, who shall appoint the Chairperson.

Randy Beintema (Chairman)
San Joaquin County DSA

Region I: Don Mattison, Alameda County DSA
Region II: Pat Withrow, San Joaquin County DSA
Region III: Brandon Browning, El Segundo POA
Region IV: John Hannon, San Diego Schools POA

Fiscal Management Committee

Reviews, records and makes an annual fiscal report to the Board of Directors for submission to the membership. The Committee consists of five members: one member selected from each region and the Treasurer, who shall be the Chairperson. The annual fiscal report is given at Conference by the Chairperson of the Committee, the Treasurer. Every year a financial audit prepared by an independent accountant shall accompany the annual report.

Marcelo Blanco (Chairman)
PORAC Treasurer

Region I: Vacant
Region II: Eric Schmidt, Fresno DSA
Region III: Bob Torrance, Alhambra POA
Region IV: Shane Stiles, San Diego County DSA

Labor/Training Committee

The President may appoint the Labor/Training Committee. When and if appointed, they shall be responsible for coordinating and developing all PORAC sponsored training and for responding to requests regarding labor issues.

Brent Meyer (Chairman)
PORAC Vice President

PORAC Treasurer: Marcelo Blanco
Director: Laren Leichliter
Director: Marshal McClain
LDF Trust Chairman: Fred Rowbotham
Labor Consultant: Claude Alber

Memorial Committee

Reviews PORAC procedures on line-of-duty deaths. Members are one per region, appointed by the PORAC President and approved by the Board of Directors. The President serves as chairman.

Mike Durant (Chairman)
PORAC President

Region I: Vacant
Region II: Eric Schmidt, Fresno DSA
Region III: Bob Torrance, Alhambra PA
Region IV: Shane Stiles, San Diego County DSA

Memorial Advisor – Chaplain: Fred Huscher, Office of the Chaplain
Memorial Advisor: Tom Simonds

Recruitment and Retention Committee

Responsible for program development of presentations to current members and prospective member associations regarding all aspects of PORAC, its benefits, publications, affiliates, programs and functions. The committee shall consist of at least one member from LDF, I&B, RMT and the Executive Committee. The PORAC Vice President is the Chair of the committee, and may appoint, subject to approval of the President as ratified by the Board of Directors, up to two additional committee members if deemed necessary.

Brent Meyer (Chairman)
PORAC Vice President

I&B Trust Representative:  Damon Kurtz
I&B Trust Representative:  Shane Talbot
LDF Trust Representative: Fred Rowbotham
LDF Trust Representative: Chris Coulter
LDF Trust Representative: Ed Fishman
RMT Trust Representative: Terry Moore

Retired Associate Members (RAM) Committee

The Retired Associate Members (RAM) Committee shall assist the Board of Directors and Executive Committee regarding issues that may affect the interests and well-being of our retired members. The RAM Committee will consist of one retired associate member from each region appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The RAM Committee shall appoint one of its members to serve as Chair of the Committee. The RAM Committee Chair or one of the Committee representatives may attend Board of Directors meetings and Executive Committee meetings as required at the discretion of the President.

Bob Valladon (Chairman)
Region I

Region II: Mike Cavallero
Region III: Tom Snook
Region IV: Tom Simonds

Scholarship Committee

Determines the scholarships to be presented to dependents of PORAC members on a yearly basis. The Committee consists of five members appointed by the President for a one-year term subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, one member per region.

Randy Beintema (Chairman)
Region II: San Joaquin County DSA

Region I: Mike Pruger, Santa Cruz County DSA
Region III: Javier Antunez, Santa Barbara County DSA
Region IV: Tony Bolanos, Ontario POA

Specialized Police Associations Coalition (SPAC)

The Specialized Police Associations Coalition (SPAC) Committee shall assist the Board of Directors and Executive Committee regarding issues that may affect associations whose members obtain their authority by any section other than 830.1 or 830.2 of the Penal Code. The SPAC Committee will consist of one active member from each region appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The SPAC Committee shall appoint one of its members to serve as Chair of the Committee. The SPAC Committee Chair or one of the Committee representatives may attend Board of Directors meetings as required.

PJ Webb (Chairman)
Region III: LA School PMA

Region I: Michael Maximovich, Santa Clara County Park Rangers
Region II: Jim Bock, San Joaquin Delta College POA
Region IV: Danielle Ferrara, San Diego County PA Fraud Invest Assoc

Committees that are not active at this time:

Editorial Committee
Employees Appeals Board
Policy Review Committee for POREF