January-February 2010

Investigator Section Board Elections

At a special meeting of the Investigator Section at TDCAA’s Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update, we voted to hold Investigator Board Elections by regional caucus. What does that mean, you ask? Board member positions will now be elected by regions instead of at-large. To kick off this new procedure, we will be electing board members (now called regional directors) for Regions 1,2, 3, and 6 at the Investigator School on Wednesday, February 10 at 12:30 pm after the awards ceremony. (The paper copy of this journal says Thursday, February 11, but that date has been moved to Wednesday because of a scheduling conflict.) See the map, as an attachment below, to find your region.

What do regional directors do? They are responsible for planning training for the Investigator School and Annual Criminal and Civil Update each year and must commit to at least a two-year term. During each year, regional directors must attend at least three planning meetings as well as the two aforementioned conferences. Come one, come all—join the camaraderie and help train your fellow investigators!

Please feel free to contact the Chair, Maria Hinojosa, at maria.hinojosa (a t ); Vice Chair Charlie Vela at charlie.vela (a t), secretary Melissa Hightower at mhightower ( a t ), or any other board member if you have questions. We look forward to having you on the team!