Radio

Organization

Charter and Membership

Purpose of Authority. The purpose of the Authority is to enhance and improve communications, data sharing and other technological systems, tools and processes for protection of the public and public safety and to facilitate related local and regional cooperative efforts. Membership is open to any municipality (Santa Clara County and any City or Town within the County). Current members include:

The Cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, San Jose, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale; the Town of Los Gatos and the County of Santa Clara.

Board of Directors

The nine person SVRIA Board of Directors provide strategic guidance to staff and the Working Committee, review and approve the annual budget, hire the Executive Director and General Counsel, and provide oversight to SVRIA activities.  Each Board member has a designated alternate.

The Board consists of the following elected and appointed officials:

  • Mike Wasserman; Chair; Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Member representing the County of Santa Clara
  • Laurie Smith; Vice Chair; Santa Clara County Sheriff representing the County of Santa Clara
  • Peter Leroe-Munoz; Gilroy City Council Member representing the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy;
  • Darcy Paul; Cupertino City Council Member representing the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the Town of Los Gatos
  • Chappie Jones; San Jose City Council Member representing the City of San Jose
  • Pam Foley; San Jose City Council Member representing the city of San Jose
  • Gary Miskell; VTA Chief Information Officer
  • Larry Carr; City Council Member representing City of Morgan Hill
  • Russ Melton; City of Sunnyvale Vice Mayor; representing the cities of Milpitas, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale
  • Lisa Matichak; City of Mountain View Vice Mayor; City Selection Committee for Santa Clara County Appointee
  • Jeannie Bruins; Los Altos Council Member; representing the Northwest County Cities of Palo Alto, Mt. View and Los Altos

Alternates:

  • Jon Willey, City of Cupertino Council Member; Alternate to Darcy Paul, Cupertino City Council Member
  • Sylvia Arenas, City of San Jose Council Member; Alternate to Chappie Jones, City of San Jose Council Member
  • Raul Peralez; City of San Jose Council Member; Alternate to Pam Foley, City of San Jose Council Member
  • Karen Hardy; City of Santa Clara Council Member, Alternate to Russ Melton representing the cities of Milpitas, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale
  • Debi Davis, Alternate to Lisa Matichak; City of Santa Clara Council Member; City Selection Committee for Santa Clara County Appointee

Working Committee

The authority delegates to the eleven person SVRIA Working Committee, pursuant to Government Code Section 6508, certain powers related to program development, policy formulation and program implementation. In support of these responsibilities the Working Committee reviews and recommends the annual budget and work plan to the Board of Directors.

The Working Committee consists of the following appointed officials:

  • Heather Plamondon, Chair; (A)County Communications Director representing Santa Clara County
  • Jeff Hunter, Vice Chair; City of Sunnyvale Battalion Fire Chief and Committee Member at Large
  • R. Torres; Santa Clara Fire Chief representing the Santa Clara Fire Chiefs Association
  • Steve Forman; City of San Jose Fire Department Division Chief ; representing San Jose
  • Andy Smith; SJPD Interoperability Communication Manager; representing San Jose
  • Brian Glass; Fire Chief representing Santa Clara County
  • Brian Loventhal; City Manager representing the Santa Clara County & City Managers Association
  • Chris Jordan; Los Altos City Manager representing the Santa Clara County & City Managers Association
  • Judy Maloney; Los Altos Communications representing the Santa Clara Public Safety Communications Managers Association
  • Nicole Frazier; Sr. Technologists, City of Palo Alto and Committee Member at Large
  • Pedro Espinoza; Police Captain representing the County Police Chiefs Association
  • Richard Bertalan; Technology Manager; VTA Representative
  • Luis Tolosa; Manager, Operations Analysis, Reporting & Systems; VTA Representative

SVRIA Contractors

 

 

Get in touch

  • Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority
    601 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Contact Us
  • 408-615-5571

News and Information