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20th Anniversary

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Community corrections has changed a lot over the last 20 years and so has the Interstate Compact. Join us as we look back and celebrate the people who have helped shape ICAOS into the Commission it is today. We hope you enjoy this trip through our archives, which include cringeworthy outfits and an absurd amount of fun at ABMs!

2002-2007

The Early Days

There were many firsts during these formative years. The Commission established its authority and got the right to work by passing a budget and rules, as well as forming committees and hiring the national office staff. Additionally, the Commission won two landmark court cases during these years, resolved its first formal complaints, and funded the development of a national tracking system.

Executive Director Don Blackburn, Anne Clarke (SC) and Sherry Pilkington (NC) at the 2003 Annual Business Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Executive Director Don Blackburn, Anne Clarke (SC) and Sherry Pilkington (NC) at the 2003 Annual Business Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dori Littler (AZ) hasn’t changed a bit! (2003)

Dori Littler (AZ) hasn’t changed a bit! (2003)

Signing up for a committee sure looked different in 2003.

Signing up for a committee sure looked different in 2003.

Vice-Chair Harry Hageman (OH) and Commissioner Milt Gilliam (OK) share a laugh. (2003)

Vice-Chair Harry Hageman (OH) and Commissioner Milt Gilliam (OK) share a laugh. (2003)

Commission Inaugural Chairman, David Guntharp (AR), presides over the 2003 Annual Business Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Commission Inaugural Chairman, David Guntharp (AR), presides over the 2003 Annual Business Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Who can guess what Warren Emmer (ND) said here? You know it had to be funny based on Chuck Placek (ND) and Sam Razor (National Office) faces. (2004)

Who can guess what Warren Emmer (ND) said here? You know it had to be funny based on Chuck Placek (ND) and Sam Razor (National Office) faces. (2004)

Still true! DCA Training in Phoenix, Arizona. (2004)

Still true! DCA Training in Phoenix, Arizona. (2004)

The Commission’s first Executive Director, Don Blackburn, presents a recognition award to the first Rules Committee Chair, Kathie Winckler (TX). (2005)

The Commission’s first Executive Director, Don Blackburn, presents a recognition award to the first Rules Committee Chair, Kathie Winckler (TX). (2005)

Pat Tuthill (Victim Advocate) and Don Blackburn (Executive Director) watch Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Governor, sign legislation to enact the Compact in 2005.

Pat Tuthill (Victim Advocate) and Don Blackburn (Executive Director) watch Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Governor, sign legislation to enact the Compact in 2005.

That’s Mindy Spring playing football during the 2007 face-to-face Executive Committee Meeting.

That’s Mindy Spring playing football during the 2007 face-to-face Executive Committee Meeting.

Could that be Xavier Donnelly at a JAD Session for what would become ICOTS? (2007)

Could that be Xavier Donnelly at a JAD Session for what would become ICOTS? (2007)

The Commission’s bright and smiling Ex-Officio members, Victim Advocate Pat Tuthill (ICAOS), Chief Justice Gerald VandeWall (CCJ), and Senator Denton Darrington (NCSL), at the 2007 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The Commission’s bright and smiling Ex-Officio members, Victim Advocate Pat Tuthill (ICAOS), Chief Justice Gerald VandeWall (CCJ), and Senator Denton Darrington (NCSL), at the 2007 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Look at that crew! The 2007 ICAOS Executive Committee.

Look at that crew! The 2007 ICAOS Executive Committee.

2008-2012

Building for the Future

These are the years when technology took off. The Commission launched ICOTS and implemented an audit program, both of which improved business processes and changed the landscape for interstate compact. New programs for mentoring, online learning, and guiding hearing officers, as well as state councils, supported states in their work. During these years, the Commission put in place a long-term investment strategy that continues to support the Compact to this day. 

There’s Warren Emmer (ND) with Xavier Donnelly (National Office) keeping it light as he finishes his term as Chair at the 2008 Annual Business Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.

There’s Warren Emmer (ND) with Xavier Donnelly (National Office) keeping it light as he finishes his term as Chair at the 2008 Annual Business Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.

Senator Denton Darrington swears in new officers Chair Ken Merz (MN), Vice-Chair Milt Gilliam (OK), and  Treasurer Kevin Kempf (ID) at the 2008 Annual Business Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.

Senator Denton Darrington swears in new officers Chair Ken Merz (MN), Vice-Chair Milt Gilliam (OK), and Treasurer Kevin Kempf (ID) at the 2008 Annual Business Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.

Rose Ann Bisch (MN) receives the Executive Director Award from Harry Hageman (Executive Director) with Chair Ken Merz (MN) at the 2009 Annual Business Meeting in Reno, NV.

Rose Ann Bisch (MN) receives the Executive Director Award from Harry Hageman (Executive Director) with Chair Ken Merz (MN) at the 2009 Annual Business Meeting in Reno, NV.

The outgoing region chairs are honored at the 2009 Annual Business Meeting in Reno, NV. Harry Hageman (Executive Director), Linda Janes (OH), Ed Gonzales (NM), Wayne Theriault (ME), Gary Tullock (TN), and Ken Merz (Chair)

The outgoing region chairs are honored at the 2009 Annual Business Meeting in Reno, NV. Harry Hageman (Executive Director), Linda Janes (OH), Ed Gonzales (NM), Wayne Theriault (ME), Gary Tullock (TN), and Ken Merz (Chair)

The Midwest Region meets at the 2010 Annual Business Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

The Midwest Region meets at the 2010 Annual Business Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Senator Denton Darrington swears in new officers Chair Milt Gilliam (OK), Vice-Chair Wayne Theriault (ME), and Treasurer Charles Lauterbach (IA) at the 2010 Annual Business Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Senator Denton Darrington swears in new officers Chair Milt Gilliam (OK), Vice-Chair Wayne Theriault (ME), and Treasurer Charles Lauterbach (IA) at the 2010 Annual Business Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Robert Maccarone (NY) addresses the Commission at the 2010 Annual Business Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Robert Maccarone (NY) addresses the Commission at the 2010 Annual Business Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Sue Bell Cobb, who gave the welcoming speech at the 2011 Annual Business Meeting in Montgomery, AL opines with Legal Counsel Rick Masters.

Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Sue Bell Cobb, who gave the welcoming speech at the 2011 Annual Business Meeting in Montgomery, AL opines with Legal Counsel Rick Masters.

Michelle Buscher (IL) and Ben Martinez (PA) at the 2011 Annual Business Meeting in Montgomery, AL.

Michelle Buscher (IL) and Ben Martinez (PA) at the 2011 Annual Business Meeting in Montgomery, AL.

Chair Milt Gilliam (OK) presides over the 2011 Annual Business Meeting in Montgomery, AL.

Chair Milt Gilliam (OK) presides over the 2011 Annual Business Meeting in Montgomery, AL.

The first four Commission Chairs celebrate the tenth anniversary in Madison, WI. Warren Emmer (ND), Ken Merz (MN), David Guntharp (AR), and Milt Gilliam (OK).

The first four Commission Chairs celebrate the tenth anniversary in Madison, WI. Warren Emmer (ND), Ken Merz (MN), David Guntharp (AR), and Milt Gilliam (OK).

Commission members gather for the Commission’s 2012 Annual Business Meeting and 10th anniversary celebration in Madison, WI.

Commission members gather for the Commission’s 2012 Annual Business Meeting and 10th anniversary celebration in Madison, WI.

Executive Committee members are honored at the 2012 Annual Business Meeting in Madison, WI. Dori Littler (AZ), Kathie Winckler (TX), Gary Tullock (TN), Milt Gilliam (OK), Mike McAlister (NH), Charles Lauterbach (IA), Kevin Kempf (ID), Kim Madris (NV)

Executive Committee members are honored at the 2012 Annual Business Meeting in Madison, WI. Dori Littler (AZ), Kathie Winckler (TX), Gary Tullock (TN), Milt Gilliam (OK), Mike McAlister (NH), Charles Lauterbach (IA), Kevin Kempf (ID), Kim Madris (NV)

2013-2017

Perfecting Innovation

Bolstered by years of maturity, the Commission fine-tuned programs and established practices. These were the years that introduced dashboard and performance reports that significantly improved state compliance. To promote its purpose to protect public safety, the Commission expanded its reach by implementing data sharing exchanges and publishing e-books.

Rules Committee members present on rule amendments at the 2013 Annual Business meeting in Boston, MA.

Rules Committee members present on rule amendments at the 2013 Annual Business meeting in Boston, MA.

Commission members attend a Red Sox game during the 2013 Annual Business meeting in Boston, MA.

Commission members attend a Red Sox game during the 2013 Annual Business meeting in Boston, MA.

Executive Director Harry Hageman and Chair Milt Gilliam (OK) laugh during the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.

Executive Director Harry Hageman and Chair Milt Gilliam (OK) laugh during the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.

Chris Moore (GA) and Judy Mesick (ID) present at the DCA Institute during the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.

Chris Moore (GA) and Judy Mesick (ID) present at the DCA Institute during the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.

It was true in 2014 and is still true today!

It was true in 2014 and is still true today!

Commission members compete in a jeopardy game at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.

Commission members compete in a jeopardy game at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.

New officers are sworn in at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK. Chair Sara Andrews (OH), Vice-Chair Chris Norman (AL), and Treasurer Charles Lauterbach (IA).

New officers are sworn in at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK. Chair Sara Andrews (OH), Vice-Chair Chris Norman (AL), and Treasurer Charles Lauterbach (IA).

Ed Latessa, Professor & Head of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati speaks on evidence-based practice at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

Ed Latessa, Professor & Head of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati speaks on evidence-based practice at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

Miriam Dyson (GA) is recognized at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

Miriam Dyson (GA) is recognized at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

Commission members play an ice-breaker game during the reception at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

Commission members play an ice-breaker game during the reception at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

Anne Precythe (NC) receives the Chair Award from Sara Andrews (OH) at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

Anne Precythe (NC) receives the Chair Award from Sara Andrews (OH) at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR.

It’s all smiles for the Peyton Tuthill Award winner, Lara Hudson, Sara Andrews (OH), and Pat Tuthill. (2015)

It’s all smiles for the Peyton Tuthill Award winner, Lara Hudson, Sara Andrews (OH), and Pat Tuthill. (2015)

Now that’s a fine group of region chairs: Chris Moore (GA), Dale Crook (VT), Anmarie Aylward (WA), and Cathy Gibson-Beltz (NE) with Sara Andrews (OH). (2015)

Now that’s a fine group of region chairs: Chris Moore (GA), Dale Crook (VT), Anmarie Aylward (WA), and Cathy Gibson-Beltz (NE) with Sara Andrews (OH). (2015)

Matt Billinger (KS) presents at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Cleveland, OH.

Matt Billinger (KS) presents at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Cleveland, OH.

Commission members enjoy food and conversation at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland Rocks!

Commission members enjoy food and conversation at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland Rocks!

Which team will get their egg down the row fastest? (2016)

Which team will get their egg down the row fastest? (2016)

Robert Maccarone (NY) and Jim Ingle (UT) congratulate each other on receiving the Executive Chair and Executive Director awards at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Cleveland, OH.

Robert Maccarone (NY) and Jim Ingle (UT) congratulate each other on receiving the Executive Chair and Executive Director awards at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Cleveland, OH.

Chris Moore (GA) and Tim Strickland (FL) get to know each other better during a game of bingo at the 2017 Annual Business meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Chris Moore (GA) and Tim Strickland (FL) get to know each other better during a game of bingo at the 2017 Annual Business meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Anne Precythe (NC), Gary Roberge (CT), and Jane Siegal (IN) prepare to give committee updates to the Commission at the 2017 Annual Business meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Anne Precythe (NC), Gary Roberge (CT), and Jane Siegal (IN) prepare to give committee updates to the Commission at the 2017 Annual Business meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

2018-2022

Stronger Together

The programs and strategies developed over the years prepared the Commission to face the challenges that arose during this period. The Commission experienced resilience and witnessed the collaborative efforts of its members as it pursued new endeavors aimed at improving warrant tracking, engaging stakeholders, and creating a single standard of supervision. The Commission saw change and enterprise with each passing year, but one constant remained: the dedication of its colleagues across the nation.

Jeremiah Stromberg (OR) congratulates Doug Clark (SD) and Chuck Freiburg (SD) at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Jeremiah Stromberg (OR) congratulates Doug Clark (SD) and Chuck Freiburg (SD) at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Margaret Thompson gets the crowd laughing at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Margaret Thompson gets the crowd laughing at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Chief Justice Barajas swears in Chair Jeremiah Stromberg (OR), Vice-Chair Hope Cooper (KS), and Region Chair Roberta Cohen (NM) at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Chief Justice Barajas swears in Chair Jeremiah Stromberg (OR), Vice-Chair Hope Cooper (KS), and Region Chair Roberta Cohen (NM) at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Rick Masters swears in a stellar group of region chairs, Russ Marlan (MI), Dale Crook (VT), Roberta Cohen (NM), and Julie Kempker (MO). (2019)

Rick Masters swears in a stellar group of region chairs, Russ Marlan (MI), Dale Crook (VT), Roberta Cohen (NM), and Julie Kempker (MO). (2019)

Jeremiah Stromberg (OR) presides over the 2019 Annual Business Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Jeremiah Stromberg (OR) presides over the 2019 Annual Business Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Congratulations Allen Godfrey (MN)! He received the Executive Chair Award in 2019.

Congratulations Allen Godfrey (MN)! He received the Executive Chair Award in 2019.

The Commission holds its first Virtual Annual Business Meeting in 2020.

The Commission holds its first Virtual Annual Business Meeting in 2020.

Executive Director Ashley Lippert welcomes the Commission to the 2020 Virtual Annual Business Meeting.

Executive Director Ashley Lippert welcomes the Commission to the 2020 Virtual Annual Business Meeting.

Finding Hope (Cooper) in NYC at the ABM planning meeting. (2021)

Finding Hope (Cooper) in NYC at the ABM planning meeting. (2021)

Anna Nasset receives the 2021 Peyton Tuthill Award.

Anna Nasset receives the 2021 Peyton Tuthill Award.

Chair Jeremiah Stromberg (OR) prepares to film a virtual welcome to the 2021 Virtual Annual Business Meeting.

Chair Jeremiah Stromberg (OR) prepares to film a virtual welcome to the 2021 Virtual Annual Business Meeting.

The Executive Committee holds its monthly meeting. (2021)

The Executive Committee holds its monthly meeting. (2021)

20 Years of Chairs

David Guntharp (AR): 2002-2006

David Guntharp (AR): 2002-2006

Warren Emmer (ND): 2006-2008

Warren Emmer (ND): 2006-2008

Ken Merz (MN): 2008-2010

Ken Merz (MN): 2008-2010

Milt Gilliam (OK): 2010-2014

Milt Gilliam (OK): 2010-2014

Sara Andrews (OH): 2014-2018

Sara Andrews (OH): 2014-2018

Jeremiah Stromberg (OR): 2018 - present

Jeremiah Stromberg (OR): 2018 - present

Interstate Compact Milestones

 

Thank You!

It's hard to believe it's been 20 years. Thank you for taking this trip down memory lane with us. We look forward to seeing you in NYC!