2015 marked InfraGard’s 10th year of protecting the great city of San Diego. It has truly been a humbling experience to serve this great chapter over the past two years as president. We have grown greatly in numbers, sharing information among vetted members who have dedicated themselves to the protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure. You all are to be commended for your time, efforts and expertise.
As we enter 2016, I am honored to be succeeded by our new president Sandy Moul. Sandy has served as an InfraGard executive board member and communications chief for the past year, and during her tenure, has been invaluable in ensuring our chapter’s success.
I’d also like to acknowledge the numerous partners who have played a critical role in supporting our mission. We are very grateful to our executive board, chapter members, our FBI InfraGard Coordinator, the FBI San Diego Field Office, the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center and our DHS Protective Security Advisor (DHS). They have all contributed invaluable leadership, training and resources that will undoubtedly enable our chapter to thrive and succeed for many more years to come.
In the spirit of the InfraGard mission, we will continue to work together, learn from each other, and mitigate criminal and terrorist acts within our region. It is my honor to pass the torch to your new InfraGard San Diego President, Sandy Moul.
Curtis E. Jones,
InfraGard San Diego
International Association of Emergency Managers
Carlsbad City Emergency Manager David Harrison, and Carlsbad EOC volunteer and InfraGard Board Member Bob Welty received two competitive awards for work completed for the Carlsbad Emergency Operations Center. The awards included both the IAEM-USA Award for Technology & Innovation, and the IAEM-Global Award for Technology & Innovation.
The awards were received for the creation of an electronic monitoring capability that Bob developed for Carlsbad’s city organizational status, and its departmental services status, to be used during emergency events in the city. A few short weeks after it was developed it was used during Carlsbad’s May 2014 wildfire within the Carlsbad city limits, and proved extremely useful. Since then, the tools have been expanded to include a broader perspective to monitor city functions for public safety and welfare status and departmental essential functions status.
Pictured: John “Rusty” Russell, IAEM-USA President, David Harrison, City of Carlsbad Emergency Manager, Bob Welty, InfraGared Board Member, and Ellis M. Stanley Sr, IAEM Global Board Chair
2014 Awardee: Linda Franklin Award
This award was created in Linda Franklin’s memory, to honor those whose dedication and efforts have significantly contributed to the advancement of InfraGard and the ideals of the program.
Pictured: FBI Director James Comey, Bruce & Ann Churchill, Sheri Donahue, Dave Pekoske
2014 Awardee: Ties That Bind Award
This award recognizes those that have spearheaded or substantially contributed to ongoing sharing and collaboration among InfraGard members and partners, engendering the basic principles upon which the program was founded and furthering its success.
Pictured: FBI Director James Comey, Matt Miller, Sheri Donahue, Dave Pekoske
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