Michael Wiener has been a dedicated and devoted ALPCA Member for 50 years.
During this time, he:

  • Held every ALPCA elective office including President, twice (1991 – 1992, 1992 – 1993)
  • Served two terms as ALPCA Director and six terms as Vice-President
  • Was appointed ALPCA Complaint Chair 1980 – 1981
  • Organized and hosted the 1987 ALPCA International Convention held in Albuquerque
  • President/founder of the “ALPCA Land of Enchantment Region”
  • Contributed thousands of photos, numerous articles, information, and updates to ALPCA publications.

Winner of the ALPCA Shea Trophy

  • Attended 46 ALPCA annual conventions in a row; and hundreds of regional meets throughout North America
  • Is responsible for many members joining ALPCA and always helps to mentor new collectors
  • Donated thousands of plastic sleeves to ALPCA every year to protect the club’s souvenir plates
  • Is one of the most active members in ALPCA attending/supporting many regional meets each year
  • Introduced hundreds of thousands of plates into our hobby through his extensive connections (many of these plates would have otherwise been destroyed)
  • Michael was the New Mexico DMV’s Public Information Officer in 1977/78 and he authored the feature article about New Mexico Plate history for the June 1987 ALPCA Newsletter
  • He also created and designed the official New Mexico Diamond Jubilee “1912 – 1987” series of Statehood Commemorative plates
  • Michel Wiener is the only ALPCAN to ever serve in a State Senate; only one of four ALPCA Members ever elected to their respective state legislature).
  • His political service also includes election to the Albuquerque City Council and Bernalillo County Commission (where he represented 160,000 people).
  • In 2013, Michael was awarded the “Outstanding Leadership” Award by the Mid-Region Council of Governments in honor of his many accomplishments as an elected official over a thirty-year career.
  • Michael’s collection was featured on HGTV’s television show “Offbeat America” and he has appeared on MSNBC with Brian Williams, where he debated the proposed Florida “Choose Life” License Plate.
  • Nominated five times by his peers to the ALPCA Hall of Fame

ALPCA Land of Enchantment Regional Plate Meet Held In Albuquerque

Three Former ALPCA Presidents