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2019 Budget unanimously approved

The Board of Directors approved the 2019 financial budget prior to the end of 2018. The proposed budget was submitted by secretary/treasurer James Fullingim and executive director Lisa Moatts to the full board December 20th. The budget was unanimously approved by the deadline of December 28, 2018.

Highlights of the new budget include training programs to be made available to the Southwestern membership. The idea of the training program is to deliver to member fire departments within the SW Division a selection of training that best suits their needs. Please stay posted to our website for more information The board has selected a team of 5 committee members, 1 from each state to assist the board in site selection, education offerings, speakers etc.

Another aspect of the budget is to provide the means necessary to have 1 of our executive board members travel to one of the state conferences on behalf of the IAFC-SW Division. Your state elected vice president will also be present representing the Division.

Other line-items in the budget include revenue from the Fire-Rescue GPO, Executive Leadership Conference and various rebate programs offered from our sponsors.

New Strategic Plan 2019-2020

October 4, 2018

 

By unanimous vote, the IAFC-Southwestern Division elected to adopt a new 2-year strategic plan.  The previous strategic plan’s final worksheet 

was discussed at the BOD meeting in Fayetteville October 2, 2018.  The new plan was reduced into 3 main goals:  Lead, Educate Serve

Please see the Strategic Plan below.  Or you may visit our governance page to download a copy for your files.

 

Goal # 1: “To LEAD”

To LEAD by being the preeminent voice and advocate for the fire and emergency services on SW regional policy and in government.

STRATEGIES

  1. Improve involvement of SWD between IAFC and State Chief’s organizations
    • Continue to work with new Division Governance Committee & Division Policy Manual through outreach to the divisions and annual committee meetings
    • Assure each state association has representation through a vice president appointed annually to the board of directors as per the existing policy
    • State vice presidents should attend all state meetings and provide a report to the membership of the division’s activity

 

  1. Fulfill the organizations financial responsibility by creating and developing additional revenue streams to support programs and initiatives.
    • Increase IAFC membership.
    • Research and implement new programs to increase Division income.
    • Maintain fiscal responsibility by monitoring and controlling expenditures.
    • Continue to work with new Division Governance Committee & Division Policy Manual through outreach to the divisions and annual committee meetings
  2. Continue to advocate current legislative priorities/issues.
    • Establish updated legislative resource page to the organization website; include periodic updates via media outlets to include IAFC legislative committee and lobbying efforts

 

 Goal # 2: “To EDUCATE”

To EDUCATE current and future fire and emergency services leaders by providing training, education and professional development opportunities.

STRATEGIES

  1. Make the knowledge, experience, and resources within the SW Division easily accessible for research            and problem solving                                                                                      
  • Supplement, develop, enhance, and effectively deliver education, training, and professional development programs relevant to the members
  1. Facilitate career progression, mentoring, and succession management at all levels.
    • Serve as an educational resource for existing state professional development programs.
    • Support leadership development throughout the division membership

 

Goal # 3: “To SERVE”

To SERVE by providing services and products of value to our membership, affiliates and partners.

STRATEGIES

  1. To improve Communications with SW Division membership.
    • Remain flexible to evolving technology
    • Continue to evolve and enhance the association website
    • Promote the Fireground Newsletter by monthly and/or quarterly issues delivered electronically via email and social media
    • Continued committee appointments to increase member involvement in Division business
  2. Seeks ways to provide our membership with additional services and resources to enhance the valve of membership.
    • Implement mechanisms to continuously seek out, evaluate and respond to feedback from membership.

Various communication platforms are available via the website, social media and board member direct email and links provided on the website

  • Increase membership participation in SW Division committees and business.
  1. Support the IAFC in developing resources to assist fire and emergency leaders who are confronted with challenges that exceed their resources to manage.
  • Support membership by facilitating IAFC and Division resources

Please contact President Shauwn Howell for any questions shauwnhowell@cityofpinebluff.com

 

 

Board meeting minutes

 

Meeting Type:  Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Location: Teleconference
   February 15, 2017 Start Time: 2:00pm
Proper attire: N/A
Phone Number: 641-715-3580 ACCESS Access Code: 549868

 

 

President Bradley call to order 2:04 pm
Director Moatts called roll.  Quorum present

1 absent as marked above

Financial Report

Fullingim verbally reported financials

State vice presidents verbally reported monthly activity.

Moatts verbally reported activity for the month

Robichaux verbally reported IAFC activity

 

Louthan reported on the Leadership Academy held in Oklahoma City as successful; Moatts reported the interest from other areas of the country and recommended that the SWD look at hosting another Academy for next February as well as similar classes out of other divisions.

 

President Bradley posed the question to the board giving Moatts authority to move forward with sponsoring another Leadership Academy for February 2018 and also partnering with other divisions that would like to host the academy.  Motion by Randy Parr, 2nd by Roy Robichaux, motion carried.

Moatts reported on the Command Symposium held in Pflugerville. Total attendance 112.  Overall there was a profit made for the Association.  Complete report was read and distributed to the board.

Moatts recommended that the board support continue supporting this class for next year as per special request from Pflugerville Fire and Hutto Fire Chief Scott Kerwood.

 

President Bradley posed the question to the board giving Moatts the authority to move forward with sponsoring another class in 2018. Motion by Randy Parr, 2nd by Roy Robichaux, motion carried.

 

Dennis Pacheco presented the request from Mike Jaffa for the SW Board endorsement.   After discussion it was decided that no endorsement from the board would be allowed without bringing the membership for a vote.

Dan Eggleston also requested to have the SW Board endorse his candidacy for 2nd VP, but due to policy, the Board is not allowed to endorse a candidate that is not from the Division.

 

Lexipol Cooperative Partnership- Moatts provided the board with a benefits flyer from Lexipol.  After some discussion President Bradley recommended that Moatts gather more facts and testimony to the feasibility of a Lexipol partnership.  However, Lexipol will be a sponsor/partner for the Conference in October.  Potentially discuss the partnership in person  in October, or sooner.

 

 
Nothing for the good of the association, motion to adjourn at 4:01 pm
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