I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the spring time weather. I am writing to inform the membership of a few changes the Board has experienced since we last met. As some of you may or may not be aware, our President Marco Ortega stepped down from the board in the fall. While it was unfortunate, we as a Board have continued to move forward. At that time, your Board of Directors made a few key decisions for the remainder of the year. Senior Director Mark Flesher moved into an acting Vice President role, I was moved into an acting President Role, and Michael Miller was appointed to fill the subsequent vacant Director spot. Michael was the candidate with the next highest votes at conference.
Due to a few unforeseen events, the scholarship applications, Instructor of the year, and Fire Department of the year application deadlines have been extended until May 9th. This will allow us to give every applicant the opportunity to turn in their paperwork for review and consideration. Please turn in those Scholarship applications, Fire Department of the Year and Instructor of the year applications before the extended deadline and recognize those deserving individuals and departments.
Conference in Hawthorne is coming along and should be a great time as always. Your Board is dedicated to making sure that our Conference is a success and that everyone in attendance receives the best quality training that can be provided. Please keep your eyes open for the Conference Flyer, it should be out very shortly. We look forward to seeing everyone in June.
Ben Jenkins | 2015-16 NSFA President