Voting for the upcoming national board is now open, and I hope you have taken time to review your candidates or, if not, that you will take some time to consider your candidates’ qualifications. NENA is your association, and voting is a great and direct way for your voice to be heard. While I would like to be your candidate for the Southeast Region Director position, what is most important to me is your participation in this year’s vote.
But, as a quick reference, here are a few things about me and my qualifications. I know many of you personally, but for those of you I don’t know, I would like to share a little bit about myself. As the oldest of 5 children, I learned at an early age the importance of handling responsibilities, helping to get things done, and working together as part of a team. I have worked in the 9-1-1 profession for over 30 years and have seen many changes over the years. I am married, and my family, too, has become part of our NENA family; as my husband tells everyone, “I didn’t volunteer, I was voluntold.”