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2019 UACOA Conference – St. George Utah

March 20 - March 22

December 27, 2018


Dear Animal Control Officers and Shelter Workers:


The 2019 Annual Conference will be held March 20th, 21st, 22nd at the ABBY INN, St. George Utah, The Conference is Wednesday through Friday and is a full three days. The cost of the Conference is $250.00 which includes tuition for the conference, your U.A.C.O.A membership, and a banquet held on March 21st. If you fail to pre-register and pay at the door the tuition is $300.00. The deadline for tuition is February 15th. If you do not pay tuition by this date you will not be able to attend the banquet as they need the exact head count at that time. We will be having the Holiday Buffet same as last year.


With the cost of speakers and conference items, if you cancel your tuition after February 1st, 2019 there will be a 25% cancellation fee. If you cancel After March 5th, there will be no refund.



We are offering 3, $100.00 vouchers to take off the $250.00 tuition cost; you must apply for them by contacting Justin or Pam in writing NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15, 2019 AND YOU MUST NOT HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE VOUCHER IN THE PAST 2 YEARS.


THE SHELTER CLASS WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY MARCH 19th, from 7 pm TO 10 pm, THE COST FOR THE SHELTER CLASS IS $90.00, we encourage those who attend the shelter class to sign up for the regular conference. We will be having different name tags for those who attend the shelter class and those who have paid for the whole conference.


We are really excited about the classes that are being taught this year. The board has put a lot of thought and work into arranging speakers and instructors to take time out of their busy schedules to come and speak with us.


The earlier you confirm you are attending the conference, the better prepared we can be for each of you. We ask that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible to ensure you get the type of room you want. Abby Inn has asked that the rooms be booked by February 20th, 2019. The cost per room this year is $85.00 + tax per night for single person and $90.00 + tax per night if there are 2 people in room this includes spousesThe phone is number 1-435-652-1234. Let them know that you are with the Utah Animal Control Officers Association for this rate. (If you do not reserve your room by February, 2019 you will not get the rate of $85.00 per night)+ tax

 And yes, the silent auction is back but with some stipulations. If you bring one item or 10, you only receive one ticket to be put in the drawing.

 If you bring a silent auction item(s), the only time you will be able to get a ticket is during registration. No items will be accepted afterwards.   We are going to ask that if you enter into the silent auction that the minimum cost of your item be $5.00. And just a friendly reminder, don’t bid with someone else’s name, okay?


Pam J


Remember to nominate a shelter worker or volunteer for the Civilian employee/volunteer of the year award. Form is included in this information.


Conference Agenda Feb. 2019

2019 Shelter Registration

2019 Registration form

If you would like to register online please use link below.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Justin, Pam or Bryan at the agency numbers listed    below. We look forward to seeing you in February in St George.

Attached below is the form for vendors attending the conference.

Vendor-supplier registration form



Justin Hatch


President                                           Vice President                                          Secretary

Justin Hatch                                         Pam Rasmussen                                       Bryan Smith

301 S Main St.                                     1600 W Towne Center Dr.                       1267 E Hwy 193

Heber City, Ut 84032                          South Jordan, Ut. 84095                          Layton, UT 84040

801-404-9931                                     801-254-3742                                           801-444-2208

jhatch@ci.heber.ut.us                             prasmussen@sjc.utah.gov                         bsmith@co.davis.ut.us




****NOTE Conference tuition should be sent to Bryan Smith****






March 20
March 22


Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
1129 South Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770 United States
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(435) 652-1234