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DEDICATION OF MICHAEL J. MEGNA PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX

DEDICATION OF MICHAEL J. MEGNA PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX

RESOLUTION No: 2024-06-17

NORTH BLANCO COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 1

THE STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF BLANCO


DEDICATION OF MICHAEL J. MEGNA PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX


DEDICATION OF MICHAEL J. MEGNA PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX

WHEREAS, Michael ("Mike") Megna moved to Blanco County in 2010 after retiring from 20 years of dedicated public service as a Healthcare Administrator and Emergency Manager; and,


WHEREAS, as true public servants, Michael Megna and his wife Alice began having an immediate impact on Emergency Services in Round Mountain and Blanco County, beginning their time as volunteers for the Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department; and,


WHEREAS, quickly identifying the need for transformation, Michael Megna began his tenure as the Board President of Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in 2011, where he began completely rebuilding the organization as well as seeking land for a new fire station to replace the hay barn which wasn't large enough to house all of the emergency apparatus; and,


WHEREAS, desiring to improve the level of medical care in Round Mountain, Michael Megna successfully designed and built a First Responder Organization (FRO) program for Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, which achieved approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2014; and,


WHEREAS, through his 14 years of dedicated service at Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, he has served as a Firefighter, Captain, Fire Chief, FRO Administrator, Board President and CATRAC Voting Representative for the department; and,


WHEREAS, when Blanco County was devastated by the Memorial Day Floods in 2015, Michael Megna immediately responded, assisting with the formulation of an Incident Management Team, and graciously shared his extensive Emergency Management experience from managing responses to destructive hurricanes in Galveston; and,


WHEREAS, Michael Megna was subsequently appointed as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator of Blanco County, where he assisted in the transformation and development of a fully functioning Emergency Management office for the County of Blanco; and,


WHEREAS, desiring to support the restructuring of our Emergency Medical Services, Michael Megna accepted a position as the Board President of North Blanco County EMS in 2019, where he quickly developed trust with everyone in the organization, and assisted the organization through a monumental restructuring to better serve the Blanco County community; and,


WHEREAS, having identified his astonishing ability to serve as a transformative and innovative leader, Blanco County Commissioner's Court appointed Michael Megna to serve as an ESD Commissioner of North Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 1 in 2021; and,


WHEREAS, given his roles at Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, North Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 1 and the County of Blanco, Michael Megna played a critical role in the negotiation, funding, and subsequent development of an agreement between Blanco County and Travis County for the construction of the Blanco County Air Rescue Base in Round Mountain, which is expected to begin saving lives in late 2024; and,


WHEREAS, North Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 1 owns a parcel of land and facility in Round Mountain known as the Round Mountain Fire Station; and,


WHEREAS, the County of Blanco owns an adjacent parcel ofland which is being used to construct the Blanco County Air Rescue Base, a combined Emergency Medical Services and Helicopter base of operations; and,


WHEREAS, together, these parcels construct a public complex designed to serve the Blanco County community and Hill Country region with high quality Public Safety and Emergency Services.


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Commission of North Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 1 in honor of Michael Megna's selfless dedication to transforming and improving the Blanco County community, hereby dedicates and names this complex as the "Michael J. Megna Public Safety Complex".


ADOPTED this 17th day of June, 2024.


DEDICATION OF MICHAEL J. MEGNA PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX

RESOLUTION Naming RM Public Safety Complex No 2024-06-17
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