Monday, June 12, 2017

Chief Grogan Selected for Local Govt 911 Authority

The Local Government 9-1-1 Authority Advisory Board is comprised of state agency heads, local elected officials and representatives from the public safety and law enforcement communities, including Dunwoody's own Chief Grogan.

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Incident:  Chief Grogan Selected for Local Government 9-1-1 Authority
Date:  June 12, 2017
Location:  Dunwoody Police Department

On June 08, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal announced creation of the Local Government 9-1-1 Authority, which will be housed under the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), on July 1st. Governor Deal will introduce legislation codifying the Authority during the 2018 legislative session.

The Local Government 9-1-1 Authority Advisory Board is comprised of state agency heads, local elected officials and representatives from the public safety and law enforcement communities, as recommended by SB 222. Its members include:

·         Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
·         Lynne Riley, Commissioner, Department of Revenue
·         Cheryl Greathouse, ISD Director, Georgia Public Safety Training Center
·         Greg Whitaker, Director, Douglas County E-911
·         William Wright, Manager, Barrow County E-911
·         Ted Wynn, Public Safety and Emergency Mgmt. Director, Bulloch County
·         Charlotte Nash, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
·         Peter Olson, County Manager, Bartow County
·         Eddie DeLoach, Mayor, City of Savannah
·         John McDonough, City Manager, City of Sandy Springs
·         Michael Wall, VP of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast
·         Kevin Curtin, Assistant Vice President of Legislative Affairs, AT&T
·         Billy Hancock, Sheriff, Crisp County
·         Billy Grogan, Police Chief, City of Dunwoody
·         Joel Baker, Fire Chief, City of Atlanta
The role of director was also a recommendation of SB 222, and GEMA/HS Director Homer Bryson appointed Michael Nix to fill this role.

Regarding appointment to the Board, Chief Grogan stated, ““I am honored to serve on the Local Government 9-1-1 Authority Advisory Board and look forward to working with the other members of the Board to carry out our mission.”

For more information, please contact Community Outreach / Public Information Officer Mark Stevens via telephone at 678-382-6917 or via Email at mark.stevens@dunwoodyga.gov

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