Holiday Message
from CAPIO President, Maurice Chaney


Dear CAPIO –

Why does time seem to go faster or slower depending on what is going on? That idea hasn’t been lost on me, but it has been more noticeable this year and last.

As another year draws to a close, many of you are beginning to prepare for this festive season. This is one of my favorite times of the year because it gives us all a chance to break from the hustle and bustle (though gift buying is a stressful thing, I tell you!). But, once the holiday hurry dies down, I hope that you enjoy the company of friends and family because we sometimes don’t get an opportunity to cherish those relationships fully most of the year. This has been particularly true for the past 20 months.

I encourage each of you to reflect on the moments that 2021 has brought, savor your personal and professional relationships, remember those victories, and genuinely take time to decompress and make unforgettable memories along the way.

Of course, it’s also important to partake in every delicious, “calorie-free” holiday treat – from cookies and cakes to seasonal beverages of choice. Christmas Old Fashioned, anyone? Yes, please. 

Without question, 2021 has had its many moments and even more triumphs. As I take in everything as president over the past 12 months, I am reminded and proud of the things we accomplished. But I am incredibly proud that we could come together as an association to celebrate 50 years of CAPIO at our annual conference at Resort at Squaw Creek!

I want to give my warmest thanks to our Board of Directors for their tremendous effort this past year as they worked to ensure our membership was equipped to be the best communicators for their communities. I also want to thank our association manager, Amy Orr, and her staff. CAPIO wouldn’t be the resource it is without her support and dedication. And, most importantly, to the membership – cheers for believing in CAPIO as your go-to resource for training and enrichment opportunities.

With wishes of peace and joy,
Maurice Chaney
2020 – 2022 CAPIO President
Public Information Officer, Environmental Utilities
City of Roseville