(NASHVILLE, TN) – Bradley County State Senators Todd Gardenhire and Mike Bell announced today that Mayor Gary Davis has been appointed to the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB). Davis was named to the board, which is also known as the state’s E-911 Board, by Governor Bill Haslam at the recommendation of Lt. Governor Randy McNally after Bell and Gardenhire suggested the appointment.
“Without question, Mayor Davis is a fantastic choice for our state’s E-911 board,” said Senator Bell. “I thank Governor Haslam for this appointment and look forward to working with the mayor on important issues that affect our community in the coming months.”
“This is a vital board as emergency communications are of the utmost importance,” added Senator Gardenhire. “Mayor Davis’ knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset to the board. I know he will do an excellent job.”
Lt. Governor McNally said, “This board serves a critical public safety function for the state of Tennessee. I have great confidence in Mayor Davis’s abilities. I know he will do a great job.”
The TECB is comprised of nine members, eight of whom are appointed by the Governor and serve a fixed term. The ninth member is the Comptroller of the Treasury or his designee. The Board operates on local, state and federal levels to facilitate the technical, financial and operational advancement of Tennessee’s 911 systems. The Board is currently modernizing the state’s 911 infrastructure in order to provide more efficient 911 services to the citizens of Tennessee.
Davis’ term is effective immediately and runs through June 2021.