Hey Texas APCO members!
In April of 2015, I began my journey as 2nd VP for the Texas Chapter of APCO and this year I am truly excited to serve as your President. I became a member of Texas APCO through the guidance of peers from all over Texas. I learned that APCO encompassed everything that I faced on a daily basis within my agency. I was encouraged by Mindy Adams, Past President and Kimberly Turner, Immediate Past President, to become more involved by becoming a chapter committee member, then volunteering for conference committees and then submitting my candidacy to become part of the Texas APCO Chapter.
During the past few years, we have made a lot of great changes to the Texas Chapter from bring back the Fall Conference, adding electronic voting, winning an award during the 2016 APCO National Conference for most new members gained, building of the Ambassador Program and providing additional 8-hour pre-conference courses at the Texas Public Safety Conference. Now, we intend continue this growth by building a larger membership base throughout Texas in all areas of Public Safety and bringing our website into the next phase in hopes to offer a Mobile App so that we can keep our members updated on any and all things new within Texas APCO.
Everyone knows the saying of “it takes a village to raise a child”, well the same applies for our Chapter. We need our members to join us and become more involved within our Chapter. We need and welcome your ideas, we need members to become involved with the many committees available. Join us in making the Texas Chapter of APCO the best Public Safety Association known world wide. Remember, Texas APCO is beneficial to everyone including Telecommunicators, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Trainers, Radio/IT, other members of your agency and our Industry Partners; we set no limits, no boundaries when it comes to the Public Safety Profession.
Kimberly Turner, Immediate Past President said it best, “Our members are our number one priority”, and I can assure you, that will not change this year or years to follow. I encourage you to reach out to me and the other board members with any suggestions on how you feel we can serve our members better, how we can make a positive change in the Public Safety Profession and how we can grow our membership bigger and better.
I look forward to serving each of you and I am truly humbled and excited for another amazing year with the Texas Chapter of APCO.