Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP). ACP is a non-profit professional organization, which provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information, for business continuity professionals, throughout a network of local chapters.
Founded in March of 1986, the North Texas Chapter is one of the oldest continuously meeting chapters, and among the largest by membership, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at predetermined locations, unless the first Tuesday falls on a holiday. We invite you to attend our next meeting.
Happy autumn to all of my fellow North Texas ACP brethren!
Change is in the air and we can all be thankful that this year’s election is nearly over. That’s right, we’ll soon have a new North Texas Chapter Board to welcome!
It has been quite the eventful year for all of us. Unfortunately, much of what we experienced has been negative. We ended our last holiday season with several serious tornadoes. Then, in July, we had the shootings in Dallas that left five police officers dead and nine others wounded. We did, however, see how positive and resilient our community is after these events. Hopefully we will not be further challenged but I know we have the strength to see ourselves through any adversity.
On a lighter note, this has been a good year for our chapter. We’ve seen great attendance at our meetings and lots of support from our members. After receiving great feedback from our chapter survey earlier this year we plan on implementing some changes in 2017, so be on the lookout. Some of the changes have already started. We recently assigned a Director of Mentorship to our board and have a committee already working on the details and implementation. I can’t wait to share with everyone when we have this in place.
I suspect many of you are already planning your holiday and end-of-year festivities. We’ve started preparations for our chapter’s Holiday Luncheon as well. We’ll be at Texas de Brazil in Addison on December 6th, so mark your calendars. Look for a formal invite next month and be sure to reserve your spot early, as this is sure to be a fun one!
Be sure to join us at Boy Scouts of America in November. I look forward to seeing you there!
- Mark Armour, CBCP
North Texas Chapter President