A regional interoperable communications network for first responders, governmental agencies, and local jurisdictions.
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.
- 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
- Improve information transparency
- The CCN will continually seek out innovative ways to provide access to information
- The CCN will improve processes for distributing information
- Increase capabilities for regional interoperable communications
- The CCN will identify efficiency opportunities
- The CCN will collaborate with partners and stakeholders to leverage efficiency opportunities
- 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.
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)
- Goal 1: Decision Making Process
- Goal 2: Sustain Effectiveness
- Goal 3: Financial Stewardship
- Goal 4: System Sustainment
- 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.
Sustain CCN Service Effectiveness
The CCN Executive Board will continuously seek innovative administrative structures and processes that support lean principles and sustainable business standards to ensure a consistent approach in addressing first responder community needs through a comprehensive and integrated business plan.
Ensure CCN Financial Stewardship and Performance Measurement
The CCN Business Strategic Plan contains a financial structure that provides for accountability, effective management through application of best business practices and performance measurement. These include but are not limited to: State Auditor requirements per Revised Code of Washington (RCW) rules, Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements, Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standard and Balanced Scorecard. The Plan will also support business analytics, activity-based cost allocation models, and long term financial forecasting.
Focused on the first responder community, the CCN will ensure standards based policies and procedures following OEM certified network designs, engineering best-practices, and OEM sustainment programs, such as:
Preventive and predictive maintenance processes
Long-range system upgrade and enhancement planning
Allocate costs relative to upgrades, replacement, maintenance, growth, expansion and contraction of the SCWCS
The CCN will:
- provide a high degree of leadership and planning, to include a commitment and investment in the sustainability of the CCN’s Single County-wide Communication System (SCWCS);
- develop an operable and interoperable framework for mutual aid and emergency operations by participating with regional and statewide committees;
- participate in developing integrated system operating procedures for first responders and regional partners that provide mutual aid support during emergency operations;
- use the SCWCS to provide Two-Way Standards-Based Sharing and Standards-Based System sharing through system integration or inter-connectivity; and
- participate in regular comprehensive region-wide training and exercises to validate the effectiveness of the overall SCWCS functionality.