Once again I want to thank you for electing me as your President!
Our membership has endured a difficult time during this pandemic. We have all been deeply affected not only professionally but personally as well. However, I feel we have risen to the challenge and gained invaluable knowledge and experience.
As the number of disasters continue to increase and our profession is taxed again and again, I would like to see our association grow as an invaluable resource. Building those relationships and expanding our network so we are better able to support each other when we face the next event. I welcome you to volunteer for our committees and broaden our group. I also challenge you to encourage new membership among your colleagues.
As my Presidency begins, I would like to ask our membership to reach out to me with suggestions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you all and serving this association. It is an honor and I am committed to putting in the work to continue to grow our association and profession.
Kristy D. Burch, President