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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly 630-407-6022

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Eckhoff Appointed to Emergency Telephone System Board

County Board member Grant Eckhoff (District 4) was appointed on Tuesday by the DuPage County Board to serve as a member of the DuPage Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB).

DuPage ETSB Chairman Gary Grasso said Eckhoff’s experience as chairman of the Judicial and Public Safety Committee will serve him well as ETSB provides oversight of the enhanced 911 systems for DuPage County and portions of Cook, Kane and Will counties.

“I have worked with Grant on a number of public safety issues and know that he will be an asset to ETSB. His experience with public safety on a county-wide level will be instrumental as we continue to update the 911 system,” said Grasso.

Eckhoff, who has served on the County Board since 2002, said he is eager to support DuPage ETSB as it coincides with his work with the DuPage Mayors and Managers Fire Service Stakeholders Group. The group is currently exploring options for shared services and resources to enhance efficiencies across the county’s fire departments.

“I have the utmost respect for first responders and look forward to working with ETSB on ways to enhance emergency communications that will ultimately increase public safety in our community,” said Eckhoff.

DuPage ETSB is made up of ten board members from the DuPage County Board, DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, DuPage Fire Chief’s Association, DuPage Chief of Police Association, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM), one emergency services representative and one citizen representative.