Board of Directors

The affairs of the Consolidated Dispatch Authority are managed by its Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Kalamazoo County Admin Building (2nd Floor Conference Room 207A, 201 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI).


The Consolidated Dispatch Authority shall have such powers that are authorized in the Bylaws and the "Interlocal Agreement Creating the Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Authority" (Interlocal Agreement) signed by the City of Kalamazoo, the Charter Township of Kalamazoo, the City of Portage, Western Michigan University, and the County of Kalamazoo, effective on November 19, 2014.  


The Consolidated Dispatch Authority Board of Directors consist of thirteen (13) Directors (Principal Appointees).  The Directors are appointed and serve in accordance with the provisions of the Interlocal Agreement.  Each governmental entity that appoints a Director(s) to the Board shall also appoint an alternate for each Principal Appointee and the alternate shall act on behalf of the Principal Appointee if he/she is unavailable or absent.    

Governmental collaborative to create an efficient and non-duplicative way of providing cost effective and efficient response to public safety emergency services, including the dispatch of emergency police, fire, and medical services within Kalamazoo County.

Kalamazoo County
​Consolidated Dispatch Authority​​​​
  • 2017 Board of Directors

    Jan Van Der Kley - CHAIRPERSON
    Western Michigan University

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    James Ritsema - VICE CHAIRPERSON
    City of Kalamazoo

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    Richard Fuller - CLERK
    Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Office

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    Don Martin - TREASURER
    Charter Township of Kalamazoo

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    Claudette Reid
    City of Portage

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    Jeff Heppler
    Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

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    Dr. William Fales
    Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority

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    Bobby Hopewell
    City of Kalamazoo

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    Larry Shaffer
    City of Portage

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    George Cochran
    Charter Township of Kalamazoo

    geoec1938@gmail.com

    Lowell Rinker
    Western Michigan University

    lowell.rinker@wmich.edu / (269) 207-6757 

    Dale Hinz
    Michigan State Police

    hinzd@michigan.gov / (269) 657-5551

    Mark Barnes
    Recommended by Kalamazoo Fire Chief Association

    Appointed by Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

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