Bridgette Gransden, Midland County (Chair)
Clifford Block, Midland City Police Department (Vice Chair)
Richard Dougherty, Midland County Township Association (Secretary)
Scott Stephenson, Midland County Sheriff's Office (Treasurer)
Dave Keenan, City of Midland
Mark Trinklein, Midland County Township Association
Grant Helms, Citizen at Large
The Midland County Central Dispatch Authority (MCCDA) was created under the authority of Public Act 7 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1967 Ex Sess, as amended [MCLA 124.501 et seq; MSA 5.4088(1) et seq] and the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967. The Board consists of 7 members. Two members are appointed by and represent the City of Midland, two are nominated by the Midland County Township’s Association and appointed by the Midland County Board of Commissioners to represent the townships in Midland County, two members are appointed by the Midland County Board of Commissioners to represent the County and the seventh member is a citizen at large that is appointed by the majority of the members of the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Board. The citizen at large position is a single four year term. All members serve without compensation.
The Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Board has policy making authority and is authorized to perform the following functions:
1. Enter into contracts.
2. Acquire, hold and dispose of property of all kinds, both real and personal.
3. Construct, manage or operate building or improvements.
4. Contract with supporting municipalities and supporting agencies or entities to provid personnel, equipment or administrative services.
5. Receive and administer appropriations, grants, gifts, bequests or assistance funds.
6. Incur expenses in the name of MCCDA within its approved budget.
7. Contract with supporting municipalities and supporting agencies and entities for the provision of central dispatch and record services in exchange for financial or other in kind payments.
8. Hire, employ and terminate a MCCDA director.
9. Approve and control the annual budget.
10. Establish committees.
11. Create and establish operation and policy procedures for MCCDA; specifically including personnel and budgetary policies and impose said policies and procedures on the day to day activities of the MCCDA including its director and staff.
The Midland County Central Dispatch Authority is funded by a county wide millage as approved by the voters.
The Midland County Central Dispatch Authority is charged with the responsibility of operating a central dispatch, warning entry point and emergency services telephone answering system for participating municipalities and supporting agencies or entities in the central dispatch program and an identifiable emergency secondary public safety answering point.
Midland County Central Dispatch Authority’s mission is to provide excellent and professional 911 services to the citizens and responders with Midland County and the City of Midland. MCCDA is committed to providing this service in the most efficient and accurate manner possible, maintaining a professional and respectful workplace that provides an atmosphere of trust and teamwork. MCCDA is committed to being proactive and progressive in the 911 field in order provide the community with the best service available. MCCDA employees work hard to fulfill this mission in a manner that inspires trust and confidence from the public and the agencies they serve.