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APCO International 2018 experience

Hello Kansas dispatch friends! Many Kansas 911 professionals attend the conference in Las Vegas and it was so wonderful to see you there.

We wanted to share a few pics of our trip. Some of the KS Chapter Board members started their week off with Chapter Leader meeting. This is where they give us information for the new people and updates for things happen in the future.

We attended the APCO Business meetings, many classes, Vendor Expo,  award ceremony and much more. Networking is a big part of the experience and they always give many opportunities to do just that.

Here are a few pictures of our experience. We hope to see you all at our conference in October! Draft Schedule can be found on our conference page.

 

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2018 Election of Board Officers

officerelectionspromo.jpgThe Fall Conference is coming up soon and we are still looking for candidates for our APCO Board of Officers election.

The chapter Treasurer and the 2nd Vice President position are up for election this year.

If you are interested in running for either position, please go to our Election of Officers page for more information and the form to fill out and return to Past President Elora Forshee at elora.forshee@sedgwick.gov.

Please note that you must be a currant full APCO member and have written approval form from your employer.

 

APCO International Conference 2018

The Kansas Chapter Board of Officers are gearing up for our annual trip to APCO International Conference.

Some of us will attend Chapter Leader workshops, attend many other classes, talk to a LOT of vendors and network with people from all around the world.

We know that many Kansas 911 professionals plan to attend from all across the state and we hope to see you guys around in Las Vegas. Safe travels as you head west at the end of this week. We will share some pictures of our adventure.

The APCO Board that attended 2017 conference in Denver. Left to right…Josh Michaelis, LaDeana Gillock, Lori Alexander, Laura Meyers, Bill Duggan, Becky Snook and Michele Abbott.

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Keynote Speaker Announcement

“Denise Should be Alive Today”

Our Fall 2018 Keynote Speaker has been secured and we are very excited to be bringing you Keynote Speaker, Nathan Lee from the Denise Amber Lee Foundation.

This is truly a tragic story that has brought awareness to 911 Center’s across the nation on proper training and education. Nathan will be providing us with a couple more breakout classes during our conference. Those classes will be announced at a later date as we finalize them.

We encourage you to check out their page and their mission to improve standardized training, protocols, technological advancements in 911 wireless location and quality assurance across the nation in 911 Dispatch Centers.

CPE Graduate, Melanie Mills-Bergers

We want to congratulate Melanie Mills-Bergers (Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center) with her completion of the CPE Program with APCO International.

This is an intense program that helps Leaders in our industry improve their skills.

The Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program consists of two 12-week online courses and one nine-day capstone course at APCO headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

We are very proud of you, Melanie! (Back row, 3rd from left)CPE graduate Melanie Mills-Bergers

“This is a challenging program that engages 911 professionals both in an online forum and then a 2 week capstone seminar. The professors and staff at APCO International have been an integral part of the class success throughout this 6 month program.
The program is highly challenging with weekly course work and is a true test to your time management skills. It required me to think on levels I had not done previously. I would highly recommend this course and found it to be empowering, engaging and truly life changing in many ways.”—-Melanie

New web page

The Chapter has been working hard on updating our web page. We hope it looks current, fresh and user friendly.

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If you see any mistakes, suggestions to add to, or questions please contact the Secretary Becky Snook at bsnook@mitchellcountyks.gov. Becky is the editor of the page and would be happy to make the new site be all that you want it to be.