July 2017

A Message from the Florida NENA President, A. Keith Godwin, ENP, CPM

Alachua County E911 Coordinator

2017 Fall Rural Grant Applications (Information per Email from Donald Lamb, Florida DMS)

This is a reminder for the Rural counties that the applications for the 2017 Fall Rural County Grants are due to be sent on or before October 1, 2017. The Applications may be sent by email, USPS, FedEx, UPS, and / or other delivery services or they may be hand carried and delivered to DMS. Please send them to either the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or physically deliver them to:

The State of Florida, E911 Board,

ATTN: DMS DivTel Public Safety Bureau E911 Staff,

4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 135,

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950

All counties please provide via an email attachment on County letterhead a copy of the contact information regarding any changes to the Primary County E911 Coordinator’s positions for updating of the E911 Webpage and via email any changes / updates to the Coordinator’s Assistant or other Key personnel for the County Grants database. Please email these changes / updates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please send the following information:



Mailing Address

Office Telephone Number

Cellular Telephone Number

Fax Number

Email Address

National Do Not Call Registry

Are your 911 routing telephone numbers (that is what AT&T calls them) registered here? You may want to consider doing this along with your non-emergency administrative numbers. There is no cost to you and it takes just a few minutes.

July 2017 E911 Board Meeting

Wednesday, 19 July, Embassy Suites Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Rd, Jax. Holmes, Okeechobee, and Wakulla Counties have grant changes up for review. Discussion also includes combining grant application forms into one form.

Fall 2017 Florida NENA Conference

Plan now on attending the Fall Florida NENA conference to be held at the Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront during the period 5-9 Nov 2017. The rooms are $117/night and parking is presently $12/night self-parking, come and go as you please. If anyone has been to this location before you will remember there are plenty of restaurants and other activities within walking distance.

The conference committee members and others currently consists of:

 Laurie Anderson, conference oversight

 Sue Pettingill, conference chair

 Chuck Freeman & Mark Whitby, county liaison

 Sandi Chernoff, treasurer

 Lesil Taylor, food & beverage

 Priscilla Hinckle & Victoria Ogaga, vendor coordination

 Jeff Ballard, Fl NENA web page

 Mark Whitby, education

 Michelle Clark, new attendees

Fall 2018 Florida NENA Conference

This conference is tentatively scheduled for 21-25 Oct 2018 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa located at 4000 Sandestin Blvd South, Miramar Beach, Fl 32550. 850-267-9600. Lesil Taylor from Bay County is currently working on acquiring a contract for review.

Joint APCO/NENA Spring Conference Schedule

On the last day of the May 2017 conference in Daytona, Rolf, Laurie, and I met with the APCO presidency and their conference planning team. Florida NENA had previously suggested that one organization (APCO) select the conference site and the next year the other organization (NENA) select the site.

A good point was made by the APCO team that conference planning is much easier when you use the same venue over and over again. With that in mind, a tentative rotating conference location was drafted. The current plan is:

 2018, Orlando *contract is signed by both APCO & NENA

 2019, Tampa

 2020, no joint conference as National APCO will meet in Orlando

 2021, Jax

 2022, Daytona

 2023, Tampa

 2024, Wild Card *location not as yet determined

Because the joint conference site requires a minimum of 10,000 sf for the vendor hall, locating a venue that has this capacity and can meet our low room rate needs is not easy to find.


Michelle Clark, NOFA VP, published a survey to all 456 Fl NENA members on 27 June and to date has received 37 responses. Please take the time to respond to the survey.

Thank you,

A. Keith Godwin