Macon County Georgia

Board of Commissioners' Office
121 South Sumter Street
Oglethorpe, Georgia 31068

Middle Flint Regional E-911 Authority

The Middle Flint Regional E9-1-1 Authority was created in July 2003 to provide enhanced 9-1-1 service to seven counties in central and west central Georgia. The counties of Macon, Dooly, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor and Webster entered into an intergovernmental agreement forming the 9-1-1 Authority and appointing a board of directors to oversee the creation of a regional 9-1-1 center. Talbot became the eighth participating county in 2012.

The board of directors is comprised of representatives from each of the counties. They are appointed by the county board of commissioners and serve three-year terms. All those appointed to the board serve voluntarily and are not compensated for their service.

Middle Flint Regional E9-1-1 is the largest regional 9-1-1 Center in Georgia. Other centers serve larger populations, but none are as large in terms of area or number of agencies served.

Funding for the operation of the center is accomplished through the collection of 9-1-1 telephone surcharge fees and contributions from each of the counties in the region. All telephone companies serving customers in the region collect a monthly fee of $1.50 per month per phone line (wired, wireless and VOIP). By Georgia law, these fees are forwarded to the 9-1-1 Center and are used for keeping the Center up to date and functioning properly.

The collection of the surcharge fees accounts for approximately 85 percent of the operations budget for the center. The counties in the region contribute the other 15 percent of the budget on a pro-rata share determined by the revenue collections in each county which reflects the amount of traffic handled by the center. The per capita cost for running the regional E9-1-1 Center is approximately $20 as compared to a statewide average of $35 per person.

Board Members

DOOLY
Until 12/31/2015
Kenny Calhoun
Chairman
229-268-4395
Contact by Email
211 West Union St.
Vienna, GA  31092

MACON
Until 12/31/2016
Mickey George
Member
478-472-2050
Contact by Email
409 Ingram St.
Montezuma, GA  31063

MARION
Until 12/31/2014
Derrell Neal
Member
229-649-3841
Contact by Email
P.O. Box 32
Buena Vista, GA  31803

SCHLEY
Until 12/31/2015
Angeli Smith
Member
229-942-9889
Contact by Email
P.O. Box 403
Ellaville, GA  31806

SUMTER 1
Until 12/31/2016
Randy Howard
Vice Chairman
229-853-2856
Contact by Email
110 Entrekin Ln.
Cobb, GA  31735

SUMTER 2
Until 12/31/2014
Allen Erkhart
Member
229 -928-5028
Contact by Email
119 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA  31709

TALBOT
Until 12/31/2014
Robert Lanier
Member
706-665-8689
Contact by Email
P.O. Box 753
Talbotton, GA  31827

TAYLOR
Until 12/31/2015
Lenda Taunton
Treasurer
478-862-3336
Contact by Email
7 Ivy St.
Butler, GA  31006

WEBSTER
Until 12/31/2016
Randy Dely
Member
229-828-7503
Contact by Email
175 Montgomery St.
 Preston, GA  31824