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APCO & NENA Members, Texas Public Safety Conference registrants, and Industry Partners,


March 26, 2020


Texas NENA Members, Times like these remind me how blessed Texas NENA is to be able to serve you, and to have such an extraordinary Texas NENA Membership, Texas NENA Executive Board, Industry Partners, Texas Public Safety Conference (TXPSC) Planning Committee, and our Texas APCO counterparts.


As is expected, everybody in the public safety industry in the great state of Texas has stepped up, come together, and done more than what is expected to serve our common goals. For that, I am humbly grateful and thank you. Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kelle Hall (Texas APCO President), Kristi Stamnes (TXPSC Chair), and I made the unanimous decision to reschedule the Texas Public Safety Conference. The new conference dates are August 30 – September 2, 2020. We, along with the Conference Planning committee, are diligently working with our Industry Partners and speakers to ensure the continued success of our conference.


The decision is impacting other Texas NENA business as well. Our bylaws state that we will have one annual meeting of the chapter each year, the site and date are the responsibility of the Executive Board, and that the site for each meeting be made no later than six months prior to the meeting. Due to the circumstances, the annual business meeting will be held August 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm at the Galveston Island Convention Center.


Additionally, the installation of the newly elected board members will take place during this meeting. Per our bylaws, after receipt of nominations from the membership, the Nominating Committee will report a final slate of candidates to the membership at least forty days (40) before the date of the Annual Meeting, together with ballots, and that election ballots shall be returned to the Immediate Past President not later than noon on the day on which elections are scheduled to be held at the Annual Meeting.


Lastly, due to the TXPSC postponement, we will likely not hold the Fall Conference for 2020. Please take care of you and yours; do not forget that we are Texas Strong!


Frances D. Garcia, ENP

Texas NENA President

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Founded in 1986, TX-NENA has steadily grown in membership over the years and is now one of the largest, if not the largest, chapter in the United States. TX-NENA works with 9-1-1 professionals, public policy leaders, emergency services and telecommunications industry partners, like-minded public safety associations, and other stakeholder groups to develop and carry out programs and initiatives, to facilitate industry leading standards, training, and certifications. We strive to keep up with the continuous changes to the 911 industry in order to achieve our mission.

2018 was a year of great undertakings for our Chapter. Some of our accomplishments included:

  • Creation of the International Border Coalition Committee (IBC), which facilitates communications between sister cities on the US-Mexico border to improve 911 operations
  • Together with Texas APCO, provided training, education, and continuing education hours for more than 140 attendees of the 2018 Texas Public Safety Fall Conference in Fredericksburg, TX, varying from GIS professionals to Telecommunicators
  • Continued to foster professional development of 911 leaders by providing Emergency Number Professional (ENP) program scholarships and study groups
  • Updating the Texas Emergency Response Team (TX-TERT) database, website, and program to include all public safety Telecommunicators
  • Provided financial assistance to public safety communications professionals or their immediate family members in distress via the Juan J. Legacy Fund
  • Establishment of the Public Safety Communications Advisory Program (PSCAP), a mentor program

Your 2019-2020 Executive Board looks forward to continuing to serve you. Please browse our website to see how TX-NENA can help you, or reach out to your Regional Coordinator if you have questions.

See you soon,

Frances D. Garcia, ENP

Francis D Garcia, ENP                 TXNENA President

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