I’m seeking re-election to the position of Regional Vice President for Hampden/Berkshire County . I have held this position for several years and would like to continue representing MCSA. I have been dispatching for 30 years, the last 20 were with the Massachusetts State Police Regional Dispatch Center in New Braintree. I was also one of the first recipients of the CCM Grant through MCSA. As a working shift supervisor, I often had to use my own time to attend MCSA meetings. I felt the information that was shared and the people I was able to network with was worth every minute of vacation time I used. I recently accepted a position as the Executive Director of WESTCOMM Regional Communications located in Chicopee. I do not feel that I would have been able to advance my career without the knowledge that I gained from attending MCSA trainings and meetings on a monthly basis. I am very proud to be a part of MCSA and I would like to continue to be in a position to give back to the organization. Now that I am better located in Hampden County, if elected, my goal is to reach out to all of the dispatch centers in my area and teach them what MCSA really has to offer.