Board reduced from 15 to 5 members
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2017) — Gov. Matt Bevin today issued an executive order to reorganize the Kentucky 911 Services Board.
The executive order:
- Reduces the board’s membership from 15 to five members, reducing board travel expenses and reimbursement expenses.
- Creates an advisory council made up of 13 members appointed by the governor.
- Transitions daily management and oversight of the board to the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), which will increase staff management efficiency and lower operating costs.
- The board is administratively attached to KOHS per KRS 39G.040 and KOHS maintains a robust grants department that administers millions of dollars annually in federal grants.
Membership of the newly constituted 911 Services Board will include:
- The secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet.
- The executive director of the Office of Homeland Security.
- The director of the Division of Emergency Management.
- The commissioner of the Department of Local Government.
- One citizen appointed by the governor who is an attorney or accountant and who is not an employee of the state or a local government. Bevin appointed William L. McElheney of Florence as the citizen representative of the 911 Services Board.