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Board Members

(excerpt from Act 197, Chapter 88. Enhanced 911 Emergency Response System 7052(b))
The board shall consist of nine members: one county law enforcement officer elected by the membership of the Vermont state sheriff’s association; one municipal law enforcement officer elected by the chiefs of police association of Vermont; one official of a municipality not currently receiving 911 service; a firefighter; an emergency medical services provider; a department of public safety representative; and three members of the public. Board members shall be appointed by the governor to three-year terms, except that the governor shall stagger initial appointments so that the terms of no more than four members expire during a calendar year. In appointing board members, the governor shall give due consideration to the different geographical regions of the state, and the need for balance between rural and urban areas. Board members shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.

Current Board members and the constituency they represent:

  • Chief Gary Taylor - Municipal Law Enforcement
  • Capt. Thomas Hango - Department of Public Safety
  • Jerome Pettinga - Public Member
  • Kelly Kennedy  - Public Member
  • Sheriff Roger Marcoux, Jr. - Sheriff's Association Representative
  • Chief Steve Locke - Firefighter
  • Kate O’Connor - Municipal Official
  • Heather Dale Porter - Emergency Medical Services Provider
  • Steve Gold - Public Member

Current staff members

  • Dawn Anderson - Emergency Communications Training Coordinator
  • Howard Alden - Emergency Communications Training Coordinator
  • Tyler Hermanson - GIS Specialist
  • Soni (Denisonde) Johnson - Administrative Assistant
  • Lawrence Boisse - IT Specialist IV
  • Jared Lamere - E9-1-1 IT Manager
  • Angus McCusker - GIS Technician
  • Jeremy McMullen - E9-1-1 GIS Database Administrator
  • Barbara Neal - Executive Director
  • Karen Rielly - E9-1-1 Data Integrity Analyst