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Recognition of Barbara Evans,
9-1-1 Coordinator for Houston Emergency Center

BARBARA EVANS

Barbara Evans

Barbara Evans, 9-1-1 Coordinator for the Houston Emergency Center (HEC) retired on April 26, 2013., The GHC 9-1-1 Board of Managers recognized Ms. Evans at its meeting on April 24, 2013.

 

Ms. Evans has worked with GHC 9-1-1 as the original Houston 9-1-1 Coordinator for nearly 30 years. She began in December 23, 1985 as the Manager of the Houston City Neutral PSAP, just before GHC 9-1-1 went live with 9-1-1 calls in January, 1986.  She later became the Assistant Director for HEC.

 

Ms. Evans has worked very closely over the years with GHC 9-1-1 to enhance the operations of the largest 9-1-1 call center in Texas. The result has been a standard that other 9-1-1 call centers can now follow. The GHC 9-1-1 Staff and Board of Manages would like to wish her well in her future retirement and future endeavors.

 

Below are comments from GHC 9-1-1 Board Members and Staff:

 

Executive Director Lavergne Schwender – “I’d like to thank you for all of your hard work. Barbara has helped GHC 9-1-1 with any challenges over the years that others said could not be done. She has been a leader in operations with identifying problems and determining solutions. She will be missed.”

 

Chairman Russell Rau – “It’s like losing a family member-a member of our 9-1-1 family. I thank you for all you have done to make this 9-1-1 structure in Harris County and the City of Houston work over the years. You will be missed.”

 

Board Member Bill Anders – “a few things that make up Barbara’s leadership qualities: thinking outside the box, not accepting mediocrity, accountability, never stopping to do a fantastic job. There have never been questions that Barbara didn’t have an answer to or else one that she would find an answer to.”

 

Board Member Dennis Storemski- “GHC 9-1-1 is losing an excellent partner, but we are losing a significant employee at the City of Houston She has been a stabilizing force over the years and an asset to the city and we thank you for it. We will miss you.”

 

Board Member Vergil Ratliff – “You have done a great job while you have been here. This is the beginning of a new you. It’s time to enjoy.”

 

Board Member Charles Evans – “It’s amazing how someone who has worked as long as hard as Barbara can always have a positive attitude.”

 
PHOTOS

Barbara Evans with (from left to right) Board Member Vergil Ratliff, GHC 9-1-1 Executive Director Lavergne Schwender, Chairman Russell Rau, Board Member Bill Anders, Board Member Shawn Thompson, Board Member Charles Evans, Board Member Dennis Storemski.

 

Barbara Evans with original GHC 9-1-1 Board Members:
Chairman Russell Rau and Bill Anders

 
Barbara Evans with GHC 9-1-1 Staff Members (from left to right) Dan Darnell, Roger Hauck, Kelly Kimble, Stan Heffernan, Vi Ly, Daveda Hughes, Sonya Clauson, Tino Fonseca
 
Ms. Evans discussing her retirement plans with GHC 9-1-1 staff members.
 
Barbara Evans and her daughter Kristine Evans
 
Ms. Evans and city of Houston employees: Stacey Prevost, Roderick Johnson, Helen Woods, Duff Weaver, Dennis Storemski Cheryl Breed, Joe Laud
 
Barbara Evans and Houston Public Safety Director and GHC 9-1-1
Board Member Dennis Storemski
 
Barbara Evans and former Houston Public Safety Director and GHC 9-1-1 Board Member.
 
Houston Emergency Center Director David Cutler presenting Ms. Evans with a proclamation declaring April 26 as Barbara Evans Day in the City of Houston.
 

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