The Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) NextGen 911 Task Force was created on July 24, 2017 under the standing Committee on Technical Issues and Information Policies.
As part of the 2017-19 biennium budget, the 911 Subcommittee was created under the Interoperability Council to assist the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) in implementing a statewide public safety interoperable communication system (WISCOM). In late October of 2017, the DMA’s Adjutant General appointed Tom Czaja as the first Director of Emergency Communications to lead this subcommittee.
The 911 Subcommittee is required to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by January 1, 2019.This 19-member subcommittee will:
The statutes require a member of this subcommittee to be an individual recommended by a Wisconsin association of land information professionals.
On Friday, November 3, 2017, after a very condensed nomination process, the WLIA NextGen 911 Task Force nominated Andrew Faust from the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. This name was immediately forwarded to Governor Scott Walker’s office, and on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Andrew Faust was informed of his appointment to the 911 Subcommittee. This is a great opportunity for the geospatial community to have such exceptional representation on this subcommittee.
Along with the appointment of Andrew Faust to the subcommittee, Justin Conner (Wood County) and Frederic Iausly (Dane County) have agreed to Co-Chair the WLIA NextGen 911 Task Force. The leadership of Andy, Justin, and Fred in the coming years will help guide the geospatial community through the process of creating a Next Generation 911 system for Wisconsin.
Please take a moment to thank these individuals for volunteering their time and expertise for our community.
Tony J. Van Der Wielen
WLIA Board Member
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Founded in 1987, WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. We are united by an interest in land records modernization, GIS, and related technologies, and by the need for government policies and programs that support their efficient and effective application.