SNCA Recognized in 2011 National and Global Awards Competition

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The Sabine-Neches Chief’s Association recognized Pat Grimes and Clem Stinebrinkner at the Wednesday, August 3, 2011 meeting for their creation of the SNCA data base for Special Needs Tracking during Hurricane Rita for repatriation and also for merging the collected data into State of Texas data base.  The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) recognized the State of Texas Emergency Tracking Network for its cooperative data-sharing project.  The Sabine-Neches Chief’s Association was one of the original participants of the 6 organizations listed who participated in the Network.  Congratulations!


Email from Chief Nim Kidd to SNCA President Deputy Chief John Owens:


I am honored to share the following information with you.  Congratulations to all of the partners and participants.  Your collaborative efforts, expertise, drive for excellence, and compassion for our citizens earned not only the United States award, you won the Global award as well.

You truly make Texas shine.  I am humbled to be on the team.  Thank you for all that you do!



W. Nim Kidd, CEM ®

Assistant Director

Texas Department of Public Safety


Texas Division of Emergency Management


Amanda Kohutek

Executive Assistant to the Assistant Director