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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 additions. Any 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 system go to the ARMER page on the ECN website.

The Operations and Technical Committee (OTC) meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meeting materials must be submitted to the committee coordinator no later than nine business days prior to the meeting. 


Minutes will be posted when they approved by the Committee. Minutes are reviewed during the meeting immediately following any meeting of the Committee for which minutes are taken; e.g., minutes taken for the May meeting will be posted in June, and minutes taken for the June meeting will be posted in July.

Committee Membership


Upcoming Meetings & Meeting Materials

The Operations and Technical Committee generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM.  Meetings are usually held in person at the MnDOT Training and Conference Center located at 1900 County Rd I, Shoreview, MN 55126.  Electronic participation is also possible by telephone or Skype/Lync.

The deadline to submit agenda items for the next meeting is nine business days before the next meeting.

Please go to the Calendar Page to find the next meeting.  Agendas and Meeting Materials will be attached to the calendar entry at least five business days before each meeting.


Meeting Archives

Agendas, materials, and minutes of past committee meetings can be found below.

2017 Meeting Materials Archive

March Agenda and Materials
March Agenda and Materials (Addendum 2)
March Agenda and Materials (Addendum 1)
March 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes

February 2017 Agenda and Meeting Materials
February 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes

January 2017 -- This meeting was cancelled


2016 Meeting Materials Archive

December Minutes
December Meeting Materials

November Meeting Minutes
November Meeting Materials

October Meeting Minutes
October Meeting Materials

September Meeting Minutes
September Meeting Materials

August Meeting Minutes
August Meeting Materials

June Meeting Minutes
June Meeting Materials

May Meeting Minutes
May Meeting Materials

April Meeting Minutes
April Agenda and Materials

March Meeting Minutes
March Meeting Materials

February Meeting Minutes
February Meeting Materials

January Meeting Minutes
January Meeting Materials

Past Years Meeting Materials Archive

2015 OTC Minutes Archive 


Standards Writing Template

Power Point Templates