911 Operations Manager
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency
Kris DeVore began her career in serving the public in 1991 working for the Clackamas County Parks Department. She made her transition when she was hired in Portland, Oregon as a 911 calltaking/dispatcher trainee in 1996.
The next 24 years and paved the way for Kris as a Telecommunicator, Training Officer, Supervisor, Public Information Officer, and currently, Operations Manager of a medium-sized 911 Communications Center.
Kris has been a member of APCO in both Oregon and now, Washington, throughout her career. She has participated as an instructor for APCO training tracks teaching customer service in emergency situations, recruitment of 911 professionals, tactical communications, etc. Kris has also served on a variety of panels around Diversity, customer service from 911 dispatchers, Text to 911, and Critical Incident Stress Management.
She has a passion for public safety and would like to exercise that passion on a broader level as Secretary for Washington APCO-NENA. She is currently serving that role as appointed and would like to continue as Secretary-elect. Kris has seen firsthand the juggle of tasks and priorities. She recognizes the importance of timeliness, account of information, and the herding of proverbial cats in order for the membership and executive council to be informed and updated.
As you take the time to cast your ballot for Washington APCO-NENA Executive Council, please check the box next to Kris DeVore who desires to serve in the role of APCO-NENA Secretary.