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Leadership

President
Scott Morgan

Harris County ESD No. 29
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Vice President
Liz Cargile
Medina County ESD No. 5
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Secretary
James Kelly

Montgomery County ESD No. 8
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Treasurer
Paula Barr
Travis County ESD No. 6
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Directors

Jim Carter
Denton County ESD No. 1
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Bob Janusaitis
Harris County ESD No. 9
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Mark Jack
Parker County ESD No. 1
Email

Thomas Nanninga
Williamson County ESD No. 2
Email

Billy Ted Smith
Jasper County ESD No. 1
Email

Don Wagner
Comal County ESD No. 3
Email

Cliff Avery
Executive Director (nonvoting)
Email

Clay Avery
Asst. Executive Director (nonvoting)
Email

ESD reporting to the State of Texas...

State law requires ESDs to file reports to the State by January 1 of each year. The report includes basic information about the ESD. Reports can be filed through the SAFE-D website.

TO FILE YOUR ESD'S REPORT CLICK HERE.

Here's the EXCEL report as of Jan. 1. SAFE-D will continue to collect ESD reports through January.


...And a new report required by State;
due May 1

From the State Comptroller's Office:

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Texas special purpose districts: The electronic reporting application to submit financial and tax-related information pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 203.061, et seq., is now available from the Comptroller's office.

The Comptroller will use this information to operate and maintain the Special Purpose District Public Information Database in accordance with Texas Government Code sections 403.0241 and 403.0242.

For more information and to access the reporting form, please visit the Special Purpose District Financial and Tax Reporting webpage.

The annual 90-day reporting period opens on Jan. 31, 2018, and closes on May 1, 2018. Entities that do not report the required information in a timely manner may be subject to a maximum penalty of $2,000.

If you have any questions, email us or call 844-519-5676.

Please feel free to forward this communication to other parties to whom this legislation may apply.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and commitment to local government transparency.

Sincerely,

Texas Comptroller's Transparency Team

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SAFE-D 17th Annual Conference

February 22-24, 2018
Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center
Galveston, TX

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

We welcome your on-site registration beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb.22
at the Moody Garden Convention Center lobby.

For speedier processing bring a completed registration form,
available here.

Click here for a tentative schedule. Please note that this schedule is subject to change and refer to the program at the conference for the final schedule.

Moody Gardens is full for guest accomodations.

Our overflow hotel is:

Best Western Plus
8502 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554

Room rates are $119 a night. Please make reservations by calling the hotel at 409-740-4300 and asking for the SAFE-D rate or online at this link: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.44728.html?groupId=T28AW4T3


Just in! 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 map of ESDs in Texas


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!

CESC Application

Thanks to Sponsors of SAFE-D's 17th Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites in Galveston!

The State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts expresses its gratitude to these sponsors who help reduce the training costs for Texas ESDs.

DIAMOND SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS
Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc.
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SILVER SPONSORS
Affordable Drill Towers
American Medical Response
Community Leasing Partners
Leasing 2, Inc.
Lone Star Emergency Group
Martinez Architects
Municipal Accounts & Consulting LP
Slattery Tackett Architects, LLP
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