President's Message - March 2019
Francisco Sanchez, TEM - President
First, thank you for the opportunity to serve as your EMAT President. During the past two years, our Board of Directors has invested heavily in improving the annual symposium, revamping the TEM program and growing our membership. As a result of that work, we are poised to continue to strengthen EMAT. I look forward to building on that foundation to make our organization even stronger through better communication, legislative engagement, training resources and adding value to your membership.
This is a team effort and I hope you will get to know your officers and board members, share your input with us regularly and get involved.GET INVOLVED
We need your help to make EMAT even stronger. Our priorities for the coming year will only be accomplished through active committees that include members from across the state with different perspectives and experience. Please give the gift of your time and talent.
There are numerous committees in which you can get involved. You can learn more about what each of them do and you can sign up to help at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EMATCommittees.
We have a Board vacancy in Region 1 in the north Texas area. Rather than fill the position itself, the Board has chosen to leave that decision to members from Region 1. Some talented emergency managers have expressed interest in joining the board and soon we will begin the process for a special election.
This is an exciting time for EMAT, as we build on our recent successes to keep growing the organization and find ways to serve you better. I appreciate you being a part of that effort.
We also look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Texas Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio from April 15-18. You can learn more about the conference and register here: https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/conference/txemermgmtconf.htm.Warm regards,
Francisco Sánchez, Jr., TEM
The Emergency Management Association of Texas is dedicated to the advancement of the field of emergency management both statewide and nationally. To that end, EMAT engages in an array of efforts to advance a statewide emergency management agenda and to promote the professional growth of the emergency management practitioner.