FirstNet Authority board gets two members, including first 911 official

All position on the FirstNet Authority board are filled, after U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today appointed two new members, Karima Holmes—the first 911 official to serve on the board—and Matt Slinkard of the Houston Police Department

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SOURCE: Urgent Communications

DATE: October 17, 2019

“These new board members will ensure FirstNet continues to deliver for America’s emergency responders,” Wilbur Ross said in a prepared statement. “I thank our new members for bringing their leadership to the Board and guiding FirstNet in its mission to save lives and keep our communities safe.”

A press release issued today by the U.S. Department of Commerce provided the following background about the two appointees.


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