Gov. Bevin issues executive order to reorganize Kentucky 911 Services Board

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.
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