It is with a heavy heart that we report that Mary Eitel had to resign her position as Second Vice President of the Kansas APCO Board. Mary’s position within Lane County has changed and, though her heart remains in dispatch, that is no longer her role with the County and therefore she is unable to attend the APCO events as she once had. Mary has been a presence at APCO conferences for a long time, even before she was on the board, so we will all miss her smiling face and wish her well in her new role!
While we hate to see Mary go, we are left in very capable hands with the appointment of Laura Meyers from Sedgwick County who will fill that 2nd Vice President role and finish out the four year term. Laura Meyers was selected as she was the first runner up for the 2nd Vice President position during the last election and her appointment was voted unanimously by all board members. Laura is with Sedgwick County Emergency Communications, starting her career there in 2009 as a dispatcher, and serves as the Major over Support Services. In this role Laura oversees the Quality Assurance and Training teams, as well as handling public education, employee recruitment, community outreach, and serves as the KORA Coordinator, among other things she is tasked with. Laura is married and she and her husband, Dan, have three young children, Anderson, Abraham, and Clark. A fun fact about Laura, she is a classically trained Pastry Chef, having attended the French Pastry School in Chicago, Illinois (though with 3 rambunctious boys under the age of 6, there isn’t much time for baking fancy desserts).
Please help us in welcoming Laura Meyers to the APCO Board!