Safer Buildings Coalition Key Announcements and Updates – June 2021  

TeamworkSAVE THE DATES! Election, Annual Meeting and Dinner @ IWCE, Nov. In-Building Forum, 2021 SBC Member Awards, and more...

Posted on June 23, 2021

The Safer Buildings Coalition is pleased to announce items of significant interest to members. Please take note of dedicated articles about these in today’s newsletter, and watch for updates. 

SBC Annual Member’s Meeting and Dinner @ IWCE Las Vegas – SAVE THE DATE
We are pleased to announce the return of our in-person Annual Member’s Meeting, Reception and Dinner. Registration details will be published in the July SBC Newsletter.

SBC Annual Member’s Meeting, Reception and Dinner
Monday, September 27, 5p to 9p
IWCE Conference
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Registration Details TBA

SBC Annual Member Recognition Awards
Pioneered at our 2020 Virtual Members Meeting, this year’s awards will include new categories voted on by members.

Members will have the opportunity to submit nominations and vote on submissions in the following categories:

    • Technology Innovation – Nominate any technology that advances and improves the technology available to address the need for In-Building Public Safety Communications
    • Outstanding Project – Nominate any project that demonstrates excellence in design, installation, scale, and mission significance.


Details on how to nominate and vote will be sent out by email very soon!

IWCE’s In Building Forum (IBF) – November 9, 10, 11 – Wash., DC. - SAVE THE DATE!
The Safer Buildings Coalition is grateful for the wonderful relationship with Informa’s IWCE team. While we are collaborating on a wonderful program for the main IWCE Expo / Conference in  Las Vegas in September, we are excited to announce a full program dedicated to In-Building Communications in November in Washington DC. This is titled IWCE’s In-Building Forum.

In addition to an excellent program highlighting the latest in In-Building Public Safety Communications topics, prominent in the program will be presentations from members of the SBC No Noise Task Force Steering Committee. 

IWCE’s In-Building Forum
November 9-11, 2021
Pentagon City Sheraton
D.C. Metro Area

SBC Board of Directors Election
Our annual election for Board of Directors will provide an opportunity to participate in  SBC and Industry Leadership while being of service to the SBC mission and its members. As a result of expanding the Board from six to seven seats, and due to timing of expiring terms, an unprecedented number of seats are open this year:

Positions available this election:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • At-Large (2 positions)

SBC Board of Directors Election
Call For Candidates: June 23 – July 12
Online Ballot: July 15 – August 15
New Board Seated: September

SBC Bylaws Updates
In a June 2021 special session, the SBC Board of Directors approved some changes to the bylaws that recognize the growth and changing nature of the SBC membership.

The major revisions below were done now to prepare for the annual board election.

Major Revisions:

  • Increased the size of the Board from six to seven directors
  • Added a second At-Large Board seat (One elected in odd-years, one in even-years)
  • Added language to ensure no one member company could have more than one representative on the Board at any one time
  • Removed language that placed a cap on the number of directors that could come from any one particular sector

Minor revisions were made (and will continue to be evaluated) that clean up outdated references and bring the bylaws into line with the way the Coalition currently operates. For example, formally adding newly created member tiers, acknowledging Work Groups, removing confusing or redundant language. These will continue to be addressed in the coming weeks and months.

Download and Read the UPDATED 2021 Bylaws and Election Manual
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