Great Lakes Division - IAFC
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George F. Esbensen
The Great Lakes Division
Our Division represents the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The board of directors is comprised of a State Representative from each of the six states who are elected to three year terms. The "Executive Officers" are elected by the membership at large and includes the president and vice president who serve two year terms. There has been a long-standing "handshake agreement" that the vice president is elected from each state on a rotational basis to ensure that one state does not dominate the board on a long term basis. There is also an understanding among the members that normal progression is the vice president is elected to the position of president upon completion his term.
Our International Director - the person who represents our Division on the International Board - is elected to a three year term as is our Secretary/Treasurer. Both of these positions are elected from the membership at large.
We are a division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and therefore we operate under the following IAFC Mission Statement:
Our Mission: To provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of Emergency Services Organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.
Minnesota Representative to the Great Lakes Division Report
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Great Lakes Division Report
Great Lakes Update 1-19-2012
George Esbensen firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-949-8336.
The Great Lakes Board has been very quiet the last few months as the board has only had one meeting as newly constituted.
On the radar for our upcoming Board meeting in February are the following items:
1. Refine and get ready to launch the CTC in a Box program/product
2. Review newly audited Financial statements of the GLD
3. Discuss upcoming Federal Legislative initiatives and plan messaging of same
4. Review Western Book Store revenues and seek to enhance same
I am new to the GLD and just getting my feet wet with the new position. I expect I will have much more meat on the bone to discuss in upcoming MSFCA Board Meetings. If you have topics for me to bring forward to the GLD, let me know the details and I will carry them forward.
GLD Report to the MSFCA Board - January 2012
Great Lakes Division - E-Trumpet
The E-Trumpet is the official newsletter of the Great Lakes Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The E-Trumpet is published four times per year in an effort to keep the members up to speed on current events, and future projects affecting the Great Lakes Division in particular, and the fire service in general.
The Great Lakes Division maintains a website which can be accessed by clicking this link www.gld-iafc.org.
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