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.