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.
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.
2019 Board of Directors
Jan Van Der Kley - CHAIRPERSON
James Ritsema - VICE CHAIRPERSON
Richard Fuller - CLERK
Donald Martin- TREASURER
Dr. William Fales
Appointed by Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners