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2018 - A New Year & Fresh Start

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  • 2018 - A New Year & Fresh Start

    Good afternoon Atlantic Chapter members! We are 22 days into 2018 and already we are seeing changes for so many of our members. Promotions and transfers, new CAD and 9-1-1 systems, regional centers - and for some, FirstNet coming into their states. With so many changes it great to see you taking advantage of training opportunities that will help us keep abreast of all those changes. The RPL and CPE programs are great opportunities for the future leaders of of our Centers, but also the future leaders of our Chapter and Association. Just looking at the homepage, the variety of training opportunities await those who take the chance.

    Your 2018 Conference Committee is hard at work preparing for yet another fantastic learning experience, this time in Mystic Connecticut in October. Come and enjoy the beauty of our beautiful state, the Groton/New London area is teaming with shops and historic sites to visit, and the Mystic Marriott is newly renovated and awaiting our arrival. We are so easy to get to, either by vehicle or train (and I'm pretty sure we've got a ferry or two that makes a trip). As always, when the call for papers goes out the committee will be looking for innovative programming, and if you are really interested in a specific topic let them know! Most important, don't forgot the Fall Initiative is available as well as scholarship opportunities, all can be found right here on the website and all applications are done on line.

    February 1st will begin committee sign, up so don't forget to log onto APCO International and either renew or jump in and sign up, any committees would love to have you join. Before you know it we'll be heading to Vegas, but if you can't wait that long, I hear the Red Jacket Inn is once again the place to be in April - NHEDA is once again hosting their conference and it's always a pleasure to attend!

    So, sooner or later spring will be here, but we have to get through Super Bowl Sunday and the Daytona 500 - got to have a little fun too! Be safe and train well, until we meet again.