Beaver Dam Activities And Services Department Receives State Accreditation

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Community Activities and Services Department was recently awarded state accreditation through the Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers. The accreditation process is a quality assurance program that examines 19 different standers and requires community involvement in the self-assessment process. Those review standards include mission and purpose, goals and objectives, community planning, administration, fiscal management, and other critical standards. Community Activities and Services Department Administrator Jana Stephens says their Reaccreditation Committee was greatly involved in the self-assessment process. She says they were scheduled to meet for eight months to review mission, goals, and objectives and to examine budget, policies, operations, procedures, and their facility. The process began in February and the 667-page self-assessment manual was completed in August. Stephens says being state accredited is quite an accomplishment and this is the fifth time their organization has achieved this status. She says it makes a significant statement to their staff, elected officials, advisory committee, participants, and community that they offer quality programs, activities and services and provide them in a comfortable setting with accountability. Stephens says they are very proud to have a team that took on this challenge and accomplished it. 

The following individuals contributed to the WASC accreditation process: 

Accreditation Committee
Jana Stephens                                                 BDCAS Administrator
Traci Gmeinder                                               BDCAS Office Administrator
Ervin Munro                                                     Advisory Committee Chairperson
Eileen Goodman                                             Advisory Committee Vice Chairperson
Anne Pellerin                                                   Advisory Committee Secretary
Mary Morgan                                                  Advisory Committee Treasurer 

Advisory Committee
Ervin Munro                                                     Chairperson
Eileen Goodman                                             Vice Chairperson
Anne Pellerin                                                   Secretary
Mary Morgan                                                  Treasurer
Bob Falk                                                            Member
Marsha Horne                                                 Member
Jim Olson                                                          Member
Kathy Woock                                                   Member
Diane Coulter                                                  ADRC of Dodge County
Jan Richardson                                                Dodge County Center for the Arts
Eric Williams                                                    Marshfield Medical Clinic – BD
Kay Appenfeldt                                                Common Council Liaison 

BDCAS Staff
Jana Stephens                                                 Administrator
Traci Gmeinder                                               Office Administrator
Joan Hohenstein                                             Recreation Supervisor
Patti Maleck                                                    Customer Service
Devon Cournoyer                                           Office Support Specialist
Andy Howland                                                 Facilities Maintenance/Custodian