End of the Year Update

Hello everyone-

We hope that you have all had a good Thanksgiving, even if you had to work through the holiday. It has been awhile since we shared any information so we thought we should give a review and upcoming information.

Our Fall Conference was very successful and we thank those that joined us in Mayetta. We are also thankful for those that shared the feedback in our survey. We really enjoyed having all of our instructors attend and our Keynote Speaker Ricardo from Behind the Trenches podcast and #IAM911.

If you attended the conference and shared your story, this following link will take you to the podcast. Please note that it is real stories and it can be overwhelming to listen to. https://www.withinthetrenches.net/blog/2019/11/15/within-the-trenches-ep-295?fbclid=IwAR2sd4yhghMUWHIW3xTBt7jMcD3ijvCfK7G7ES1iXudFa-lBF4doswRHH5E

Here is the information for our Spring 2020 Conference.

The APCO Board members will be meeting in January to welcome our two new board members, 1st Vice President Emily Papa from Dickinson County and 2nd Vice President Kelly Chess from Jefferson County. We want to give a big “Thank You” to Laura Meyers from Sedgwick County and Marie Athearn from Johnson County. We appreciate the time and dedication you gave to our chapter.

The Board will be going to a couple of new locations to review for future potential conference venues and giving an update to the new board members on their role as a board member.

We will be opening the Call for Presentation for our Spring Conference. If you or someone you know would like to present a class to our conference the request needs to be filled and returned to us by February 7th, 2020.

Our Spring Conference will be involving our commercial sponsors attendance. We will also be honoring our Telecommunicator of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Director of the Year, and Team of the Year. If you have staff that you feel would be a good candidate and should be recognized please go to https://ksapco.org/telecommunicator-of-the-year-nominations/ for more information. The nominations are due March 2nd, 2020.

If you have staff that has not already been recognized for the Years of Service Recognition Award for serving over 30 years as a Telecommunicator, please go to https://ksapco.org/years-of-service-recognition/ to read more about it and fill out the form. This is also due March 2nd, 2020. Please note that this is not judged on like the other awards. If the nomination is submitted then we will be recognizing them and prefer they are in attendance to honor them.

We look forward to 2020 and all we can bring to you. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kansas APCO Board

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