CCN Vision:

A regional interoperable communications network for first responders, governmental agencies, and local jurisdictions.

CCN Mission:

The CCN operates, maintains, and sustains a secure multi-layered flexible communications system using proven technology, best practice standards, and an integrated business systems approach.

CCN Objectives:

  1. Improve timely, effective, and respectful customer service
    • The CCN will deliver services with a focus on customer's needs
    • The CCN will use customer survey information to improve processes
  2. Improve information transparency
    • The CCN will continually seek out innovative ways to provide access to information
    • The CCN will improve processes for distributing information
  3. Increase capabilities for regional interoperable communications
    • The CCN will identify efficiency opportunities
    • The CCN will collaborate with partners and stakeholders to leverage efficiency opportunities
  4. increase staff development opportunities
    • The CCN will identify work tasks having the greatest return on investment to provide internally
    • The CCN will invest in developing staff's skill sets


Integrity – Be honest, ethical, and professional in all actions
Respect – Be inclusive and treat all people with dignity
Innovation – Be willing to seek out new and creative solutions to improve service
Accountability – Be responsible stewards of public resources
Reliability – Be responsible to provide services under all conditions

CCN Executive Board

The Combined Communications Network is governed by a four-member Executive Board.  The Board is made up of elected officials representing the Pierce County Executive and County Council and Pierce Transit Administration and Commissioners.

The Executive Board meets regularly at 1:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Tacoma Mall Plaza, 2702 South 42nd Street, Tacoma WA 98409. Check out upcoming and past meetings dates at our Agenda Center, sign up for meeting notifications at Notify Me, or read more about our work in the Document Center.

Board Members

Gary Robinson, Chair (Pierce County Finance Director)

Kristina Walker, Vice Chair (Tacoma City Councilmember)

Derek Young, Board member (Pierce County Council Chair)

Brett Freshwaters, Board member (Pierce Transit Executive Director of Finance)

  1. Goal 1: Decision Making Process
  2. Goal 2: Sustain Effectiveness
  3. Goal 3: Financial Stewardship
  4. Goal 4: System Sustainment
  5. Goal 5: Develop Collaboration

Establish an Information Based Decision Making Process

The CCN Executive Director will provide the CCN Executive Board with the background documentation and metrics necessary for making informed decisions on issues impacting the CCN, its partners and stakeholders. The CCN’s Cooperative Governance Agreement (CGA), Business Strategic Plan, Business Analytics, and Executive Board Policies serve as the foundational documents and processes that ensure the CCN operations are sustained in an efficient, cost-effective, and mutually agreeable manner for all parties.