John “Jack” Keating , served as APCO International President from August 1998 to August 1999 while a member of the California Chapter. He passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013. Jack retired from a career in the Coast Guard to take an open position as the communications director for the City of West Covina (Calif.) Communications Department. He joined APCO on Feb. 8, 1977. Before his election to the APCO International Board of Officers in 1995, Jack was very active in CPRA (APCO’s Southern California Chapter) for many years. He was president of CPRA in 1991. He served as conference chair for the Western States Regional Conference held in Anaheim in 1994. And he was a member of the APCO Regional Conference Manual Review Task Force and served as chair of the Activities and Membership Committee from 1988–1991. Jack served a term as the association’s president from 1998–1999 and was honored with Life Membership at the APCO International Conference & Expo in 1999. Following his retirement from the City of Covina, he and his family moved to Williamsburg, Va., and Jack remained active with Virginia APCO. Jack passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013.