Holcomb’s state board choices have local ties

Two local residents have been appointed by the governor to serve on state boards.

Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers has been appointed to serve on a state board that oversees the management and funding of emergency dispatching.

Gov. Eric Holcomb selected Myers to serve on the Statewide 911 Board, which is responsible for collecting fees on phone services and distributing them to local governments for equipment and other costs of running emergency dispatch services, as well as operating the statewide 911 system, which allows residents to request assistance in emergencies.

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Myers term begins Sept. 1 and expires Aug. 31, 2020.

Former Franklin mayor and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness was appointed as Holcomb’s designee to the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact Commission, which works to coordinate improvements to passenger railroad services in 10 Midwest states.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.