The state’s Interoperability Council (IC) is established under Wis. Stat. § 15.315 and 323.29 to develop
strategies and recommend standards and guidelines for achieving statewide communications
interoperability for Wisconsin’s public safety community. The IC Charter outlines the authority, purpose,
and responsibilities of the IC. Members are appointed by the Governor and represent key state and local
As the main statewide planning and governance body for communications interoperability in Wisconsin,
the IC has created several subcommittees to address particular communications issues. There are four
subcommittees: 9-1-1, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Public Safety Broadband (PSB), and Wisconsin
Interoperable System for Communications (WISCOM). On March 23, 2023, the IC adopted updated
bylaws which govern each of the four subcommittees and provide more information about the
responsibilities of each. The bylaws also require that a public notice be given when the IC intends to fill a
vacancy on the LMR, WISCOM, or PSB Subcommittees.
On September 28, 2023, the IC voted to fill the following vacancies:
- Representative from the East-central, Wisconsin Emergency Management, region
- Representative from the Southwest, Wisconsin Emergency Management, region
- Representative from a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Band in Wisconsin
- Representative from a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in Wisconsin
To apply for a vacant position listed above, please submit an application using the following form:
Subcommittee Membership Application
All applications must be submitted using the form above or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday,
November 9th, 2023, which signifies the end of this 30-day application period.
For more information about the application process, please refer to the Steps for Applying for an IC
Subcommittee Vacancy document found on the OEC website (https://oec.wi.gov/).