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 stakeholders.
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 September 22, 2022, the IC adopted updated bylaws which govern each of the four subcommittees and provide more information about the responsibilities of each. The updated bylaws also require that a public notice be given when the IC intends to fill a vacancy on the LMR, WISCOM, or PSB Subcommittees.
As of February 1, 2023, the IC intends to fill the following vacancies:
- Representative from the Northwest, Wisconsin Emergency Management, region
- 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 email@example.com by Friday, March 3rd, 2023, which signifies the end of the 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/).