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Leadership

President
Mark Jack
Parker County ESD No. 1
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Vice President
James Kelly
Montgomery County ESD No. 8
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Secretary
Bob Janusaitis
Harris County ESD No. 9
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Treasurer
Scott Morgan
Harris County ESD No. 29
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Directors

Paula Barr
Travis County ESD No. 6
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Jim Carter
Denton County ESD No. 1
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Christopher Cavazos
Bexar County ESD No. 6
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Paul Graf
Comal County ESD No. 4
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Ruth Hime
Southwest Leon County ESD No. 2
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Randy Melton
Smith County ESD No. 2
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Thomas Nanninga
Williamson County ESD No. 2
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Billy Ted Smith
Jasper County ESD No. 1
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Cliff Avery
Executive Director (nonvoting)
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Clay Avery
Asst. Executive Director (nonvoting)
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Happy 75th Birthday to Smokey the Bear

Click the image to see a 1950s film about how Smokey became Smokey
(featuring Hopalong Cassidy!)

 


Bills SAFE-D is watching
in the
86th Legislature

HB3307

 Relating to the authority of an emergency services district to provide public health services.

 

HB4350

Relating to emergency communications districts.

 

HB 1843

Relating to the expansion of the territory of an
emergency services district into the territory of a
municipality.

 

HB1861

Relating to the criteria to determine compensation and conditions of employment of firefighters and police officers of certain political subdivisions.
 

HB1895

Relating to the investigation of fire fighters employed by certain municipalities and districts.

 

HB2348

Relating to the prohibition of certain employment
discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.

 

HB2456

Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem
taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer first responders.

 

SB797

Relating to the disclosure restrictions on personnel files of police officers of municipalities that have adopted certain civil service laws.

 

HB274

Relating to the creation of the disaster reinvestment
and infrastructure planning revolving fund and the permissible uses of that fund.

HB281

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public
money for lobbying activities.

 

HB1867

Relating to the election of board members and filling of vacant board positions for emergency services districts in certain counties.

 

SB323

Relating to the review of ballot proposition language for certain political subdivision elections.

 

HB1229

Relating to the posting of required notice by a political subdivision on Internet websites.

 


SAFE-D 18th Annual Conference

ESD Commissioners from across Texas pack the Exhibit Hall at SAFE-D's 2019 Annual Conference in Frisco.


The SAFE-D Board of Directors has approved
the platform for the 86th Legisltature.
Click here for a PDF copy.


SAFE-D's ESD Handbook

The first update of the old Texas Dept. of Rural Affairs manual since 2011. It's an important reference book for everyone involved with ESDs. Download a PDF for FREE by clicking here.


SAFE-D Online Education Opportunity

Join ESDs around the state in timely, practical online education through SAFE-D, in partnership with the V.G. Young Institute of County Government.

Click here for information on how to enroll for the course.

Click here for the link to the course (IMPORTANT: be sure to read the above information page that explains how to enroll for the course)


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