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Operations and Technical Committee

The purpose of the Operations and Technical Committee (OTC) is to advise the Statewide Emergency Communications Board on matters that pertain to the operational and technical aspects of the ARMER system. The committee reviews all participation plans, infrastructure modifications, and system additions. Proposed changes are reviewed and forwarded to the Board. The Committee has representation from all regions of the state, thus assuring that all issues that are brought forward are discussed and vetted through a process that assures that all interests are represented. The committee also reviews any proposed changes to the operational standards and forwards them to other committees as appropriate.

To learn more about the ARMER, visit the ARMER page.

Committee Membership

The Bylaws of the Statewide Emergency Communications Board prescribes the membership of its Operations and Technical Committee as follows:

Membership is comprised of one primary and one alternate from each of the following: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, Minnesota Ambulance Association, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council or Tribal Government, and each regional emergency communications or emergency services board.

View the Current Membership Roster


The Operations and Technical Committee typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the  MnDOT Training and Conference Center located at 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview, MN 55126. Telephone conference and Internet connections for meetings will be provided at the top of the meeting’s agenda. The actual meeting date, time, and location can be found on the SECB calendar and on the meeting’s agenda. 

Agendas and supporting materials for future meetings may be found on the Meeting Materials page.

To request that an item be heard or considered by the Operations and Technical Committee, the item should be submitted to the Committee Chair at the below address. Meeting materials must be submitted no later than nine business days prior to the meeting.

Statewide Emergency Communications Board
Operations and Technical Committee Chair
c/o Emergency Communication Networks
445 Minnesota Street, suite #137
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101


Agendas, supporting materials, and approved minutes for past meetings may also be found on the Meeting Materials page.