June 26, 2020
TO: Georgia 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators
FROM: Georgia Emergency Communications Conference Committee
RE: Update on upcoming events
Sent via e-mail and posted on the GECC website
The Georgia Emergency Communications Conference (GECC) Committee would like to take a brief moment to provide an update on the status of events previously scheduled.
Co-Chairs Jonathan Jones and Alex Spencer met with Georgia APCO President Lynn Smith and Georgia NENA President Tamika Kendrick this week to discuss the APCO/NENA Fall Training Workshop scheduled for September 8 – 11, 2020 at the Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners. After discussing all options and considerations, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fall Training Workshop.
As outlined in our last update in May, the safety and well-being of our attendees remains our primary focus. While we are dedicated to bringing great training opportunities to our Public Safety Telecommunicators in Georgia, we also understand the current challenges we currently face with the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have already started planning the 2021 Georgia Emergency Communications Conference, scheduled for March 1 – 4, 2021 at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. We hope to see you there!
We ask that you keep our Georgia public safety family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue fighting the COVID-19 battle.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the Conference Committee or a Board Member of Georgia APCO or NENA if we can help answer any questions.