Pa Secretary of Ag Russel Redding thanked Mattiuz for his dedication to Farm Bureau and the work he put into helping secure funding for the department and Penn State Extension service. Mattiuz was also recognized for his work along with Representative Matt Gabler in getting legislation passed that exempted Loggers in Pennsylvania from paying sales tax for the supplies needed to harvest timber in Pennsylvania. Mattiuz credited his wife, Rosemary, for their over 30 years of marriage as his partner in the farm and the Bureau, as well as his stepchildren Joann and Brian Stockman and grandson Austin for putting up with the long hours and monthly trips to Camp Hill for meetings. President Ebert thanked Mattiuz for chairing the Wildlife committees for the last four years, where he worked to get the Pa Game Commission to update the RED tag program giving Farmers some relief with loss of crops due to deer damage.
Ray McMinn from Ridgway and a member of the Elk County Farm Bureau was voted in to replace Mattiuz on the Executive Board.