President’s Welcome

Hello all,  

I am humbled and eager to serve as the Texas APCO President.  I have been waiting a long time to serve in this role.  I would not be here if it weren’t for Past-President Mindy Adams introducing me to Texas APCO and mentoring me along the way.  She certainly set the path for me and showed me where APCO is going and I intend on following the same path.

We have a lot of new things coming your way soon.  Electronic voting was passed and will be available to our members for the next election, thanks to the hard work of Gloria Little.  We are looking to revamp our website to make it more user friendly for both mobile and PC devices.  Training will also be available to benefit our members and to benefit individuals who wish to become a member of Texas APCO.  We will have some friendly competitions between members and new members for awesome prizes as well.  Be on the look-out for all of those items in the near future.

Training will be our main  focus and we will start scheduling sessions soon.  We are pleased to be teaming up with Texas NENA and will be offering great training and networking opportunities this year.  If you or your agency is in need of training, please email the Texas APCO Board at txapco@team911.com .  Please include the type of training you are needing, the location and dates that are open.  We would love to host or sponsor a class to ensure that Texas APCO members get the training they truly need.

Texas APCO is beneficial to everyone including Dispatchers, managers, first line supervisors, radio technicians, IT personnel and our industry partners.  Why should you join APCO?  APCO needs your involvement to share information and network with peers that may be dealing with similar issues.  Peer to peer knowledge sharing is the best way to find solutions and get information from a different perspective.  There are also invaluable resources of the APCO International site at https://www.apcointl.org/ .

Texas APCO has committees that need to be filled.  If you would like to serve on one of our committees, please email txapco@team911.com .  The list of available committees can be found at http://www.txapco.org/conferences.  We would love to see you get involved and help us make Texas APCO even better.  If you are interested in being a chair for a specific committee, please indicate such in your email.

I believe I speak for everyone on the Texas APCO Board when I say that our members are our number one priority.  If I can help you in any way, please email me at the address listed below.  I am open to any suggestions that can make Texas APCO better for our members.  I am looking forward to an amazing year!

Kimberly Turner

TX APCO President

kimberly@team911.com