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News From the President's Desk - Feb 18, 2017

News From the President's Desk - Feb 18, 2017

KYESA was honored February 13th at the 2017 ESA Leadership Summit with not one, but two major industry awards.  The award ceremony honored volunteers and chapters for their dedication to the electronic security industry.  ESA President Angela White presided over the ceremony.  KYESA President David Morris accepted both awards on behalf of KYESA.

The communication efforts of the chapter's newsletter were recognized in the first award granted to KYESA - 2017 Chapter Newsletter of the Year.  

The efforts and struggles of successfully reviving the dormant KYESA chapter were recognized in the coveted 2017 Chapter of the Year award.  This award recognizes chapters for the services provided to members, its communications, public relations, government relations and training efforts.

As a member, feel proud that you are a part of this award winning organization and know that the Board will continue to work diligently on your behalf.  On top of the CAT Level 1 trainings, legislative watch and membership meetings that we have held in the past, this year we plan to add CEU opportunities as well as a trade show in August.

In January, the KYESA Board met in an all day planning session where they mapped out 2017 strategies in order to better serve KYESA membership.

The first order of business discussed by the board was the November 29th Executive Order of Governor Matt Bevin that directed, as part of his Red Tape Reduction Initiative, the eight boards under the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to be reorganized into one united advisory committee. This new committee will meet quarterly. To read this Executive Order, click here.

KYESA will continue to monitor meetings and proceedings.  In addition, KYESA resolved to work closely with both the national ESA Government Relations office and the DHBC to stay vigilant and responsive to future developments that may affect our industry.  
It is incumbent upon KYESA members to remain engaged and membership remain strong and continue to grow as the voice for the electronic security and life safety industry in Kentucky. Once again, we will be in the position of representing the needs and interests of the low-voltage industry.  Rest assured we will keep our members appraised of all developments.  Stay tuned and stay engaged.  Your membership matters!


David Morris

President, Kentucky Electronic Security Association



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