New Member - Welcome eMail Message 



Dear New Member –

Thanks for becoming an iCERT member.   We welcome your organization’s participation, diversity, and commitment.   Always let me know how iCERT can help you be more successful.  That’s why we’re here.     


To help you get the most value from your iCERT Membership, please note the new member information, below:


  1. We’ve created Outlook and QuickBooks records for you, but if any information changes (ex., address, new primary member, new AP contact, emails, name change, etc.), please let us know.

  2. You can reach us anytime at:  or 202-503-9998 

  3. Your Contacts were added to the semi-weekly Newsletter [the “Leadership Brief”] distribution, but please remember, as with all iCERT Committees and Work Groups, the Newsletter is available to all your colleagues:  

    1. Please add multiple emails from your organization to the distribution (please send all new names to me at and we’ll add them to the newsletter ).  

    2. We add relevant member information to every Newsletter, and wide distribution helps get the word out regarding iCERT projects and events that others may be interested in. 

    3. PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX FOR THE LEADERSHIP BRIEF.  If you have any spam filter issues with receiving the newsletter, please click this Meltwater Whitelist Instructions link form our vendor for instructions.

  4. Committees and Work Groups – many members find value in participating in our industry activities – please review the current list and descriptions at:

    1. Please note all your colleagues are eligible and encourage to participate on Committees / Work Groups (iCERT Membership is company-wide).

    2. You know your company best, so we ask that you reach out directly to our current Committee / Work Group Chairs to express your desire to work with a particular project or team, or what your areas of interest are.  The Committees are managed by our Members – we’ve found that direct connection is best: 

      1. Innovation & Technology  - Don Ferguson –

      2. Cloud Working Group  -  Nicole Leonard -

      3. Policy  -  Don Brittingham -

      4. Marketing – Holly Blanks –

    3. We post all final / approved work product of our Committees on the iCERT website in two places:   and

    4. Draft works are with the Committees/Working Groups.    

  5. Your company’s name has been added to the twice-a-week “Leadership Brief” Newsletter’s media/article search – public safety-technology-business (focused) related articles mentioning your company in major media will be listed, with a link to the articles.   You may not notice something every issue or week.   Just depends on what’s in the news, and if the article relates to public safety.  

  6. Follow us on Twitter - @iCERT1st.    We Tweet often as it is one of the fastest ways to reach members.

  7. Promoting your Membership:

    1. A carousel slide appears announcing your membership on for approximately 60-days.

    2. iCERT’s website is an information portal was well.  The “Member Login” section password is “iCERT” (case sensitive).   For example, all of the presentations from our most recent Annual Meeting are posted there, including member presentations and other information.

    3. You are encouraged to add iCERT’s logo to your website – go “Member Login”.  Our Password is “iCERT” and click on “Logos For Your Website”    You’ll see instructions on how to download our logos and share.   Please let me know when you do. 

    4. We’ll Tweet about your membership – another good reason to follow…😉    Please note that ALL our Tweets are archived on our Home Page – midway down. 

    5. We’ll send an email New Member Announcement to all iCERT friends and members (you’ll receive a copy).

    6. We put a note in the Newsletter for a few issues to get the word out.

    7. You’re included in our Member listing at

    8. You’re included in our promotional literature – featured at trade shows.    If you’ve agreed to add one of our Displays to your Booth and ever need tri-fold literature, just let me know – happy to provide. 

  8. Again, please make sure to follow us @iCERT1st as we Tweet often.   All of our Tweets are listed in the middle of our Home Page.

  9. Please go to and menu item, “Member Login”, and use password (“iCERT” – case sensitive) for more member only info. 

  10. Press Release – would be happy to work with you on a Press Release.   Just let me know. 


Happy to answer any additional questions.   Thanks, again, for your commitment, passion, involvement, and support. 

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