Lincoln, Neb. — The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) is accepting applications from interested Nebraskans to apply for appointment to the newly created 911 Service System Advisory Committee. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 1.
The Advisory Committee, created by the legislature with the passage of LB993, will make recommendations to the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC), on matters concerning the implementation, coordination, operation, management, maintenance and funding of the 911 Service System as the state begins the transition to Next Generation 911.
“This is an important time for 911 Services in our state,” said David Sankey, State 911 Director. “The new law lays out areas of representation for committee members. We are encouraging anyone who fits one or more of these areas and has an interest in public safety and the future of Next Generation 911 to apply.”
The 911 Service System Advisory Committee will consist of 14 members appointed by the Commission. Of the 14 members appointed, four shall be representatives of public safety agencies, County officials or employees (2), municipal officials or employees (2), representatives of the telecommunications industry (2), two members of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and one representative each from the Nebraska Association of County Officials and the League of Municipalities.
The 911 Service System Advisory Committee will initially meet on a monthly basis. Those appointed to the 14-member Advisory Committee may serve for a term of three-years. Committee members will serve without pay, but will receive reimbursement for expenses related to Committee duties. Those wishing to apply will need to fill out a 911 Service System Advisory Committee Application found on the homepage of the PSC website by June 1, 2018. The first meeting of the 911 Service System Advisory Committee will take place in July 2018.