NASNA began in 1989 when state 911 program administrators began to meet informally to exchange information on common 911 issues. After its incorporation in 1994, NASNA took on two major policy issues: wireless E911 location and multi-line telephone systems. NASNA was a signatory to the historic 1996 consensus agreement on wireless location along with the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO). That agreement helped the Federal Communications Commission establish requirements for wireless location accuracy that endured for nearly two decades until they were updated in 2015. Since then, NASNA has grown and gained the attention and respect of federal lawmakers, governors, federal agencies, corporations and the military. NASNA serves as the source of information, support, and expertise for industry associations, public policymakers, the private sector, and 911 professionals at all levels of government as they address complex issues surrounding the evolution of emergency communications. NASNA serves as a vital resource for the continuous improvement of 911 services nationwide through strategic partnerships and collaborative policy positions.
NASNA Business Support Team
NASNA, with funding through a Cooperative Agreement with the National 911 Program, procured business management services from Evelyn Bailey Consulting, LLC (EBC). The purpose of the Cooperative Agreement is to enable NASNA to do what it would do for itself if it had the budget and staff.
The EBC team includes people who are well-known in the 911 industry.
Evelyn Bailey’s role
on NASNA’s business management team is to provide leadership and
direction for all aspects of NASNA’s operations, including fulfillment
of NASNA’s obligations to NHTSA under the Cooperative Agreement.
has more than three decades’ experience with nonprofit, governmental
and political organizations. She helped pass the law that established
the Vermont Enhanced 911 Board and then undertook all the activities
necessary to stand up, organize, staff, equip and operate the new state
agency and Vermont’s first statewide 911 system. Over the course of the
twelve years that she was executive director, she was active in NASNA,
serving first as its Secretary, then Vice President/Treasurer, and
finally, President. Subsequently, Evelyn spent seven years as senior
policy consultant with L.R. Kimball, and continued to support NASNA’s
endeavors directly via a contract to produce the Model State 911 Plan
and indirectly through a contract with the national 911 program to
develop its National 911 Resource Center and support its various
functions, including the national 911 profile database.
McCamley’s role on NASNA’s business management team is to provide IT
support for the development and maintenance of a new, more robust Web
presence for NASNA.
brings over 24 years’ experience in the information technology field,
specifically in the implementation of technology systems, with the past
14 years focused on technology implementations in public safety
communications. He was most recently responsible for executive
management and leadership of L.R. Kimball’s Communications Technology
division. He is a recognized industry expert in NG911 planning,
implementation and operations, as well as public safety policy
development and strategic planning.
Margaret McCamley’s role on NASNA’s business management team is to provide financial management services and back-up administrative support for Evelyn Bailey.
has more than 20 years’ experience bringing fiscal responsibility and
discipline to a number of businesses, including a multi-million dollar
law firm where she was responsible for billing, record keeping, tax
preparation and quarterly reporting; and for a multi-million dollar
sporting goods retailer where she was the controller. In addition, she
has been personally involved in the start-up and operation of two
entrepreneurial firms: an online retail operation in which she was sole
proprietor, and 911 Authority where she is the company’s Principal and
Chief Financial Officer.
is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20
years’ experience managing technology planning and implementation
projects. He has expertise in operations leadership, strategic planning
and technology integration. He has extensive experience in public safety
and NG911 implementations in his prior roles as a program manager and
strategic consultant for Mission Critical Partners and L. R. Kimball
where he led the sales, consulting and delivery facets of NG911 network
and technology projects across the country.
is a member of the NENA NG911 Transition Planning sub-committee and the
Voice over IP and Packet sub-committee, which are defining the
communications transition vision and the requirements of voice over SIP
EBC team provides a variety of services to NASNA, including office
space and toll-free telephone service. The office is open from 0800 to
1700 Monday through Friday in the Eastern Time Zone except for Federal
holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.
From that base of operations, our work on NASNA’s behalf includes:
Develop and maintain NASNA’s Website
Develop and maintain a central Web-based repository of documents and resources
Provide a Web-based mechanism for collaborative document creation and sharing
Collect, catalog and maintain a library of documents
Manage NASNA’s lists and Listserve
Coordinate meetings and conference calls
Conduct research and data collection
Publish a quarterly newsletter
Monitor publications and federal/national activities that could have an impact on state and local 911 systems
Disseminate news and information
Liaison between Executive Board and federal agencies and national organizations
Facilitate NASNA’s participation in Federal government proceedings and initiatives
Support NASNA’s obligations to NHTSA under the Cooperative Agreement
Our overall mission is to develop the Association in ways that provide the most value to its members.