This year I would like to challenge our current members with increasing our overall membership. My theme for the year is: Member gets a Member! Our overall success as an association depends on the strength of our membership body. I know that together we can make AESA a tremendous success with clear guidance and direction for our future. Again, I challenge each and every member to espouse the benefits of AESA so that we may strengthen our association to meet our future challenges.
Our Executive Board has discussed some great new initiatives, to include: providing additional scholarships and awards, expanding our committee base, exploring an Arizona based Professional Certification, and reaching out to our Colleges and Universities to build a stronger bond with students and promote emergency management programs across the state of Arizona.
Our Association will also be pursuing partnerships with other organizations to include emergency planners with Health Departments across the state and voluntary organizations.
Please keep your eye on our website as we are planning to increase the number of articles that are relevant to your daily work and hope to foster additional discussion about the issues that are important to you!
Let me end by thanking you for placing your trust in me to move our Association forward!