I’m seeking re-election to the position of Regional Vice President for Hampshire/Franklin County and have declared my candidacy via email to the E-Board. I have held this position for several years and would like to continue representing this area of the Commonwealth as well as MCSA as a whole.
I have been involved in the field of emergency communications since I was in college in 1992. I started working part time in the Town of Warren in 1992, added the Town of Monson in 1993 and started working full time for the Town of South Hadley March of 1995. In April of 1995 I was offered a position in my hometown of Belchertown and but still remained part time in that town as well as Monson. In Belchertown, I obtained the position of Senior Dispatcher in 2000 and the position of Administrative Assistant to the Chief/Communications Director in 2016. At the present time I work part time for the Towns of Monson, South Hadley and Wilbraham. I have also worked part time for the Towns of Amherst and Winchendon.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Western New England College now University with minors in business and education. I have taken several courses over the years inclusive of the APCO Communications Center Manager training. I presently serve as an advisory member to the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton where I have been a substitute teacher and have given presentations to their criminal justice students on dispatching. I enjoy interacting with the students and public in general to educate everyone about the role that telecommunicators play in handling calls and disseminating the information to the appropriate agencies. I’m a past member of the Pathfinder Regional Vocational School Committee.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this statement and pledge to continue to represent MCSA in the future if you allow me the privilege of serving you for another term.