The announcement is here.
The one that caught my attention:
The 9-1-1 Council is charged with establishing uniform technical and operational standards by examining industry standards as well as federal law relative to 9-1-1 systems. The council conducts research and makes recommendations to the General Assembly regarding wireline and wireless 9-1-1 systems and any necessary improvements that must be made, as well as advising on any legislation concerning 9-1-1 systems across the state of Ohio.
Kathy Hobbs, of Dublin, has been named to the 9-1-1 Council. Hobbs is currently the vice president of government affairs for Windstream Communications, specializing in public utility legislation and regulation. Hobbs received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and her master’s degree in public administration from the Ohio State University. Hobbs currently serves as a board member for the Ohio Telecom Association and is the chair of the legislative committee.
I’ve written before about the crisis in wireless 911 service provision. If anyone knows anything about Ms. Hobbs, feel free to comment. The Ohio legislature could let the existing law that covers funding the existence of, let alone expansion and update of wireless 911.