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Statewide Radio Board Alternate Appointment
Detroit Lakes Councilmember Marty Waller was appointed by the League on April 18 as the Greater Minnesota alternate appointee to the Statewide Radio Board (SRB).
The SRB consists of 20 people, two of which are appointed by the League with one from Greater Minnesota and another from the nine-county metropolitan area. The League is also allowed to appoint alternates. Montevideo City Councilmember Marvin Garbe currently serves as the Greater Minnesota designee for the League, and Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste serves as the metro designee.
As directed in statute, the other SRB members include appointments by the Association of Minnesota Counties, Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, Minnesota Chiefs' of Police Association, Minnesota Fire Chiefs' Association, Minnesota Ambulance Association, along with the commissioner of Public Safety, the commissioner of Transportation, the state chief information officer, the commissioner of Natural Resources, the chief of the Minnesota State Patrol, the commissioner of Finance, and the chair of the Metropolitan Council.
The SRB was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 2004 to implement the Statewide Interoperable Public Safety Radio and Communication System Plan. That plan evolved out of the implementation of a region-wide interoperable radio system in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in 2001. At the time the SRB was created the Statewide Interoperable Public Safety Radio and Communication System was given the name of Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER). The ARMER system is a major element of Minnesota’s long-term interoperable communication planning, but not the only element.
Contact intergovernmental relations (IGR) staff if you have questions about legislative issues or appointment opportunities.