S: Jim Martin - Pasco County OEM 2005-2011
FC: Dedicated to James D. Martin Pasco County Office of Emergency Management 2005-2011 | From the best staff you will ever work with - you'll miss us.
2: John J. Gallagher
3: Jim, Just a note to let you know that your hard work during your time at Pasco County has been sincerely appreciated. I hope that you and your wife, Gay, enjoy a happy retirement by enjoying the traveling you want to do and enjoying time with family, especially the grandkids! We have all benefited from working with you and your presence will be sorely missed. John.
4: Michele Baker
5: Jim had the unenviable task of following me as Emergency Management Director. He has been a steady hand on the wheel as the program has transitioned through new staff, a change from ESFs to NIMS/ICS, and the rewrite of the CEMP. Jim has always kept Administration informed, but he has operated independently without any hand-holding necessary. Jim has kept the program on target and he has somehow managed to repel major disasters during his tenure, something I was not able to do. Jim's calm and professional approach will be missed. Jim- enjoy your time with your wife and family, these are the years we look forward to when we are working. I hope you have an enjoyable and peaceful retirement, you deserve it. Hit'em long and straight! Michele
6: Ideally... the assumption is ... that it is what it is... JJ Johnston
7: Look!!! We're twins!! Can you tell? Greg Lindgren
8: Annette Doying
9: People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing, Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin, When I say that I'm o.k. they look at me kind of strange, Surely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game, People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away, Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me, When I tell that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall, Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball? I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll, No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go, People asking questions lost in confusion, Well I tell them there's no problem, Only solutions, Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind, I tell them there's no hurry... I'm just sitting here doing time, I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll, No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go. -john lennon-
10: That's it I QUIT! Lori Bushway
11: May your drives be long, your putts be true and your scores be low. Doug Shelby Go Navy Beat Army!!
12: I'm in my happy place. Kalah "Muller" Mueller
13: "Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos." | Thank you for being the best boss I have had the pleasure of working with; but you were more than just a boss to me- you were a friend and even a father figure when the occasion called for it. I will always remember our time together with a smile. I wish you tranquility, happiness, adventure - and a low golf score!! Ria Maris
14: Laura M | Thomas J. Giella
15: Chief Anthony Lopinto on the left and Michele Scott and Jody Kenyon with Puxsutawney Phil standing in for Phillip Goodman above
16: Information Technology | Jim Cerny, Sharon Suckiel, Chuck Cordon | Todd Bayley, Matt Cleary, Sandy Newman
17: Cindy Jolly | Mike Nurrenbrock | Eric Keaton | Elee Dumas | Ed Craum | George Merceron | Tim Exline | Barbara DeSimone | Heather Grimes
20: There's always time for a good cup of coffee!
21: Jim's Forbidden Sayings | "Who's your daddy?" "He's a back-door man" "Do you think my schtick is big enough?" "Let's see what's on FOX"
22: 2005: ~George W. Bush is officially sworn in for his second term as president ~Hurricane Katrina wreaks catastrophic damage on the Gulf coast; more than 1,000 die and millions are left homeless. Americans are shaken not simply by the magnitude of the disaster but by how ill-prepared all levels of government are in its aftermath. 2006: ~Super Bowl-Pittsburgh d. Seattle (21–10) ~Saddam Hussein was executed in Baghdad, Dec. 30, 2006 | 2007: ~California Democrat Nancy Pelosi becomes the first woman speaker of the House. ~Al Gore (U.S.) and the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Switzerland) win the Nobel Peace Prize. 2008: ~Paul Newman dies of cancer (1925-2008) ~Charlton Heston dies (1923-2008) 2009: ~H1N1 "Swine Flu" outbreak begins ~Michael Jackson overdoses (1959-2009) | ~Hundreds of thousands of people watched as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sworn into office. Obama makes history as the first African-American president 2010: ~7.0-magnitude earthquake devastates Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is the region's worst earthquake in 200 years. ~An explosion on a BP oil drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana kills 11 people and injures 17. that the amount of oil spilling from leaks in the oil rig is appx 42,000 gallons of crude oil per hour.
23: January 1 - July 29, 2011: ~Massive 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate Japan that triggers a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. ~Series of Tornadoes Devastate Southern States- In one of the worst U.S. tornado seasons, 137 reported tornadoes sweep through the south, killing nearly 300 people in six states. Most of the fatalities occur in Alabama. ~Osama bin Laden Is Killed in Pakistan on May 1st. U.S. troops and CIA operatives shoot and kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a city of 500,000 people that houses a military base and a military academy. Following a firefight, the troops descend upon the compound and shoot Osama bin Laden after he reportedly refuses to surrender. News of bin Laden's death brings cheers and a sense of relief worldwide. ~Floods Force Evacuations Along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers One of the Deadliest Tornados in U.S. History Hits Joplin, Mo. At least 140 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a three-quarter-mile-wide tornado hits Joplin around dinner time. ~Flooding in Iowa Forces Hundreds to Flee. Due to record snow and rainfall earlier this year, the Missouri River breaches a levee on the Missouri state border causing flooding. Six hundred people who live on the south side of Hamburg, Iowa are ordered to evacuate their homes within 24 hours. ~Wildfires Rage Through East Arizona Two fires in Arizona merge into one runaway 600-square-mile blaze that continues to elude over 3,000 firefighters. ~The Atlantis Begins Final Mission. The shuttle Atlantis launches into space for the last time from the Kennedy Space Center. It is the 135th and final flight of the space shuttle program, which started in 1981.