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Technical Advisory Committee

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of eleven members has been established consisting of representatives of local Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and Emergency Management. The TAC provides guidance to the Policy Board on technical and operational issues.


*Director Matthew Messer (Chairman), Holland Public Safety Department

*Chief William Olney (Vice-Chairman), Zeeland Police Department 

*Chief Kurt Gernaat, Blendon Township Fire Department

*Kevin Walk, Life EMS

Chief Brian Sipe - Spring Lake Township Fire Department

*Director Jeff Hawke, Grand Haven Public Safety

*F/Lt Chris McIntire, Post Commander Michigan State Police

*Chief Jim Kohsel, Holland Township Fire Department

*Sheriff Steve Kempker, Ottawa County Sheriff's Department

*Chief Gary Dreyer, Crockery Township Fire Department

*Beth Thomas-Baas, Ottawa County Emergency Management Director 


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