Yesterday morning, Linn County Clerk Peggy Ward swore in all seven members of the newly formed Linn County E911 Board, and those freshly appointed board members provided information for the brief profiles that follow. Commissioners Dick King, Bill Dorsey and Jim Libby were on hand to witness the swearing in of the seven-member board they appointed.
In compliance with Chapter 190.292(9-10) RSMo. (Revised Statutes of Missouri), seven members have been appointed by the Linn County Commission. Chapter 190.292(9) RSMo. specifies: The initial board shall consist of seven members appointed without regard to political affiliation, three of whom shall be selected from, and who shall represent, the fire protection districts, ambulance districts, sheriff’s department, municipalities, and any other emergency services...The commission shall ensure geographic representation of the county by appointing no more than four members from each district of the county commission. Beginning in 1994, three members shall be elected from each district of the county commission, and one member shall be elected at large.
Chapter 190.292(10) further specifies the number of mandated members, as well as the terms of office for all seven members of the Linn County E911 Board: The members of the board shall annually elect, from among their number, the chairman of the board. Of those first elected, four members from districts of the county commission shall be elected for terms of two years, and two members from the districts of the county commission and the member at large shall be elected for terms of four years. In 1996, and thereafter, all terms of office shall be four years. The election of the board members shall be conducted at the first municipal election held in a calendar year.