Candidate for 1st Vice President
Margie Moulin, RPL, CPE
My name is Margie Moulin and I am the candidate for First Vice President of APCO International for 2019. I believe my experience, passion, and commitment to this profession over the past 28 years, qualifies me for leadership in this association.
My first year on the APCO Executive Committee has flown by, and I have learned a great deal more about our Association, yet there is even more to learn, and more to accomplish, including gaining recognition for our Telecommunicators through the SOC reclassification, and navigating the rapidly changing technologies in our centers.
APCO must lead the way by providing you the tools and support to be successful, through training, advocacy, technical assistance, and standards, whether you serve in a technical position, a support position, a management position, or on the front lines as a Telecommunicator.
Regardless of your job title, every position within our profession has a part in serving our public safety partners, our citizens, and ultimately saving lives.
I am greatly inspired by my staff, and all of the professionals I have met through this journey, and am excited, and humbled to ask for your vote to allow me to continue serving APCO International members as your First Vice President.
My experience in 9-1-1 began in 1991 when I was hired as a Telecommunicator at a small center in Oregon. Over the years, I worked as a Telecommunicator, Communications Training Officer, Operations Supervisor, Operations Manager, and Assistant Director prior to being promoted to the position of Director in 2006, and then working through a consolidation with a neighboring center, and the design and construction of a new building. I currently serve as the Director of that consolidated center, Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (ECSO) serving all of our police, fire, and EMS in the beautiful Jackson County Oregon, bordering California.
I first became a member of APCO in 1994. My involvement at the Chapter level increased when I began serving on the Oregon combined APCO/NENA Chapter Executive Committee as Vice President (2005), President (2006), Immediate Past President (2007), and as Oregon’s Executive Council Representative to APCO International from 2009-2015. I have had the opportunity to serve as co-chair of the western regional conference, and spent several years on the state’s legislative committee.
I have served on numerous APCO International committees, beginning with the Awards committee in 2008, and serving as the chair until being appointed as a Group Leader in 2012. The Group Leader position tasked me with providing operational oversight to APCO committees in addition to being the liaison between the committees and the APCO Executive Board. In 2013, I was selected as the Group Leader Chair and served in that capacity until 2015 when I was elected to serve as a Western Region Representative on the APCO Board of Directors.
An impactful part of my APCO career was the ability to not only graduate from the first Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) Class in 2007, but also from the inaugural Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Class in 2017. I truly value the benefits of APCO training that allows me to positively impact my agency. my peers, and my profession.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for the job that you do.
Margie D. Moulin