President’s Message (April 2014)

The 2014 APCO Western Regional Conference will be held in Litchfield, Arizona, from May 7th through May 9th. There will be several training sessions throughout the conference; I encourage our members to attend this conference. The 2015 APCO Western Regional will be held in Sacramento, at the Sacramento Convention Center.  Please visit the web site at for more information.

I would like to thank Mr. Manuel Solis with Language Line for taking the time to be our keynote speaker at NAPCO’s monthly meeting that was held on April 10, 2014.  Mr. Solis’ presentation was extremely informative and he was able to engage NAPCO’s members and adequately respond to the myriad of questions.  I truly commend Mr. Solis on the level of detail he provided which resulted in a high level of interest and participation.

I hope that everyone can attend the May 15th meeting at Aviat Networks in Santa Clara.  The keynote speaker is Mr. Thomas Lawless.  Mr. Lawless is Region IX Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security.  Mr. Lawless will be providing an update regarding the Office of Emergency Communications from a federal perspective as it relates to the Western Region, and specifically to Northern California!