Panhandle West Texas Chapter
A message from your Chapter President Dana Hartman

Greetings from the Panhandle West Texas Chapter!

Welcome to 2018! I hope that everyone is as excited as I am for this new year of opportunities!

Members of our Governing Council met on November 15th in Lubbock to begin preparations for meetings for our new year. The places and dates are as follows:
ABILENE on February 7th! Terri Auger and Mamata Bhandri have worked extremely hard putting this meeting together. Thank you! Topics so far include: 1. Emergency Preparedness 2. Meat Inspections 3. Abilene’s new Fats, Oil and Grease Ordinance. There will also be other topics, as well as the always popular “Is it a Violation”. We are also adding a QUESTION BOX. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to an inspection, facility, ordinance, etc. please feel free to document and place it in the box. We will spend time addressing the issues that you face out in the field. There is NO greater place to receive great advice and guidance! Remember, there are no dumb questions, just great conversation starters! If you wish to remain anonymous, no problem.
Also scheduled tentatively will be a meeting in Midland in May, as well as a meeting in Lubbock in August. Let us know what you would like to have addressed, and we will do our best to get it on the agenda. More on these meetings later.
On December 12, Jodie and I had the privilege of attending the Amarillo City Council Meeting to present Shaun May and his staff with the awards the received at the AEC. Shaun and his staff are doing REMARKABLE THINGS in Amarillo. Congratulations to Shaun and his staff.
Plans are already underway for this year’s AEC. Please mark your calendars NOW (and save budget money 😊) to attend! Everyone is working extremely hard to make this the best conference yet.
I look forward to seeing each one of you at our meetings. Please continue to spread the word about our association. Anyone associated with Environmental Health (Extension Agents, Dieticians, Animal Control, Code Enforcement, Health Inspectors, etc.) are welcomed!

See you in Abilene!
Dana Hartman, LVN, PSGT
Chapter President
325-573-3508 or 325-574-9186