August 2017


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

Alachua County 9-1-1 Coordinator


16 August 2017 E911 Board Meeting

The E911 Board made additional disbursements in the amount of $130,793 to supplement pre-paid shortages.

9-1-1 fund balance currently sits at $54,727,334.


There was discussion on the use of grant monies for non-capital items and this will be discussed again at the September meeting. The statute and the rule appear to contradict.

The Board approved a $1,000 reimbursement for the Coordinator or designee for attending the training. Remember to sign-in!

The Board also approved funding for the fall conference Boot Camp as well as the NENA class, with some minor conditions.


Fall 2017 Florida NENA Conference

The hotel agreement was signed by myself on 14 August and distributed to Conference Committee Chair Sue Pettingill.

Date: 5-9 Nov 2017

Location: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront


Fall Conference Lodging

The cutoff for the $117/night room rate is 14 Oct!



A survey was sent to all Fla NENA members and 55 people responded. Here are some of the questions and answers:


“Are you permitted to travel out of the state of Florida to attend a joint NENA conference in Alabama?”

37 yes; 18 no


“Would you be interested in having a joint Florida/Alabama NENA conference?”

43 yes; 12 no


“What are the most beneficial aspects of the NENA conference?



Other peoples experience

New information

Vendors/vendor hall

Equipment for the Florida NENA Education Committee

The Executive Board approved the purchase of a speaker system, two projectors, and two screens. The equipment will be maintained by the Education Committee Chair and will be brought to each conference and other venues as needed by Florida NENA.


Some of the hotels allow you to bring your own audio-visual equipment, which resulted in many, many emails and phone calls about who was bringing what as well as keeping control of it. With our own equipment, some level of our own audio-visual needs are met.


From the Florida NENA Chapter Mission Statement

To provide support and assistance to other 9-1-1 agencies engaged in the operation, maintenance, and management of 9-1-1 systems.

To encourage an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and respect between all entities involved with the provision of 9-1-1 services.

In support of these objectives, Florida NENA Chapter promotes research, planning, training, and on-going education.




Thank you,



A. Keith Godwin