To be a networking, advocacy and resource for incident communications professionals within the Central United States; specifically focusing on the All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader and Communications Technician programs.
The Central States Communications Association was an adaptation of the Missouri COML and COMT group; established to share information and provide networking to COMLs and COMTs across the State. This simple sharing started as a Facebook group, as we found it easy to maintain. As we continued to expand, COMLs and COMTs in surrounding states wished to join and participate as well. A multi-state exercise was planned and coordinated by this group in 2017; and proved to be a huge success. Following the 2017 event, a more formal structure and 501(c)3 status were also desired.