President’s Corner

Message from Krista Kolaz, Chapter President (2020-2022):

May 2021

Dear Puget Sound ASSP Chapter Members-

The past year has been a difficult one for many of us. Our day-to-day personal and work lives more than likely look very different now than in February 2020. The same has been true for our Chapter meetings and activities, including our annual Professional Development Conference (PDC). Last year, the PDC was canceled. Our first-ever virtual PDC was held on May 6. One feature that I personally enjoyed was the ability to view sessions after the day of the conference. During some sessions, there were several topics that I wanted to view at once and it was difficult to choose just one. Many thanks to PDC Chair Brian Van and his fellow committee members for a fun and educational day!

Our last chapter meeting of the 2020-2021 chapter year will be held virtually on June 16. Please watch for an invitation in early June. We will be recognizing some recent achievements of our members and looking to the future by discussing ideas for meetings and activities for the upcoming chapter year.

Also, now is a great time to look at your member profile at the “My Account” button on The information under “Communication Preferences” determines what information you receive from ASSP. Be sure to pay particular attention to your selections under “Email Preferences.” You can specify which email subscriptions you want to receive. If you want to receive emails from the Puget Sound Chapter, check the box “Chapter and Region Content.”

Stay safe-

Krista Kolaz, MS, CSP