Austin ARMA Chapter

Networking and learning opportunities for all who work toward effective records and information management.

Upcoming Chapter Events

    • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Headquarters Auditorium 4815 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723
    Registration is closed

    The April Austin ARMA meeting will be held May 21, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This hybrid in-person/virtual* meeting is free for chapter members and only $5 for guests. Lunch will be provided, or you can bring your own. 

    Please join Kimberly DeCola, Ricka Zobel and Vickie Stephens as they share a journey in cleaning up 59 years’ worth of records in a reference library.

    As times changed, what once was a bustling engineering office gradually became a Power Plant reference library and oh, the stories this library could tell. Back before the days of computers and emails, when blueprints were still bluelines, and memos were typed…

    Take a walk down memory lane with us as our team of five plus eleven volunteers and a village of others spent weeks packing boxes, sorting through file cabinets, writing inventories, processing disposal and a host of other tasks as we worked to empty out this place and properly process the records.

    Speakers: 

    Kimberly DeCola, CRM manages Public Information Requests and the Information Management Program for Austin Energy. 

    She has 17 years of Information Management experience and has been a certified records manager (CRM) since 2016. She has worked for the City of Austin for 22 years.

    Kim previously worked for the City Clerk's Office, establishing the City Records and Information Management program by providing consulting services and training to city departments. Her expertise includes disaster planning and recovery, training, long-term preservation, and risk management. 

    Kim is also a frequent presenter and has worked with many agencies, including ARMA International. She also served as a disaster recovery expert for a war games exercise at the 2018 and 2019 Innotech conferences. She is an active NAGARA and ARMA and has served many terms on the Austin ARMA Chapter Board, covering the website, newsletter, programs, and president.



    Ricka Zobel joined Austin Energy in 2019 with 25 years of experience in the federal sector. She has previously served as a RIM and open records specialist and has 10 years of experience operating a large central filing facility with active off-site storage. Ricka has a strong background in the management and protection of records.

    In addition, Ricka specializes in public records compliance. She enjoys working with AE workgroups in the on-going implementation of the records management program. Ricka is an active member of Austin ARMA, a non-profit association of information management professionals. In her off-time Ricka enjoys spending time with family and friends.



    Vickie Stephens has over 25 years of experience in the world of Records and Information Management.  Retired from the State of Texas she enjoys working temporary/short term records and information projects.  Her expertise is in State and local government records management but has also worked projects for California Independent System Operator (ISO), Folsom, California, and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, New Mexico. 

    Vickie is an active member of ARMA International the professional organization for information professionals to include the local Austin Chapter of ARMA International.


    Location: This event is hybrid. The in-person option will be at the Austin Energy Headquarters (4815 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723. Free parking in the Austin Energy garage, see map below. The virtual option will be via Webex (virtual meeting info will be sent by end of day May 20th to those registered for the virtual option).


    • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Headquarters, 4815 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723
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    Membership Appreciation Luncheon

    You are invited to attend the annual June Member Appreciation Luncheon! Our final meeting of this chapter year is dedicated to show our appreciation to our members, business partners, and volunteers.

    This event will be in-person only, so join us for a complimentary lunch, networking, door prizes, awards, and a good time! Registration is free, but required, so make sure to RSVP before the deadline of Friday June 14, 2024.

    Please only RSVP if you are confident you will be able to attend, this will help us plan for food and gifts accordingly.

    Time: 11:30am - 1pm

    Location: Austin Energy Headquarters (4815 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723). Free parking in the Austin Energy garage, see map below.


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