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Mark Jack
Parker County ESD No. 1

Vice President
James Kelly
Montgomery County ESD No. 8

Bob Janusaitis
Harris County ESD No. 9

Scott Morgan
Harris County ESD No. 29


Paula Barr
Travis County ESD No. 6

Jim Carter
Denton County ESD No. 1

Christopher Cavazos
Bexar County ESD No. 6

Paul Graf
Comal County ESD No. 4

Ruth Hime
Southwest Leon County ESD No. 2

Randy Melton
Smith County ESD No. 2

Thomas Nanninga
Williamson County ESD No. 2

Billy Ted Smith
Jasper County ESD No. 1

Cliff Avery
Executive Director (nonvoting)

Clay Avery
Asst. Executive Director (nonvoting)

Changes in the Texas Public Information Act/Open Meetings Act


WEBCAST 6:30pm-7:30pm, Monday, Aug 26  

As a local government, each ESD in Texas has to comply with the provisions of the Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act. By law, ESD commissioners, within 90 days of their election or appointment, must take training about those important statutes.  

But the training is only required once.... What if the laws change?
The 86th Legislature changed many of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act.
Get up-to-date with SAFE-D's Aug. 26 webcast. SAFE-D has invited Jennie Hoelscher, Division Chief of the Opinion Committee of the Office of the Attorney General and Justin Gordon, Chief of the Open Records Division of the Office of the Attorney General, to talk about the changes in the laws and how it will affect your ESD.  

SAFE-D has applied to Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government to certify this training for 1 hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit.
Cost is only $35 for representatives of member ESDs; $55/nonmembers.  

Share your ESD's story
at the SAFE-D Annual Conference

Share your ESD's story with others in the emergency services community at our 2020 Annual Conference, Feb. 20-22 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston.
    If you have a program that has been successful, a new way to conduct your ESD meetings, hints on hiring staff -- anything that you've learned as an ESD official that might help another ESD - please submit your idea by Sept. 30.

We'll let you know soon about whether you've been selected to present at a break-out session during SAFE-D's 2020 Annual Conference.

Just in time for wildfire season:

PBS explores scientists' effort to predict wildfire movement.


SAFE-D's ESD Handbook

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)

Apply to Become a Certified Emergency Services Commissioner!

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