Northwest Regional Emergency Communication Board (NWRECB)

The Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Board is one of seven regional Emergency Communications Boards (ECBs) and Emergency Services Boards (ESBs) in the state of Minnesota that have been established to provide local governance on matters related to emergency communications. Membership consists of 14 counties, two tribal nations, and one large city. The board’s membership includes representatives from the following entities:

·      Becker County
·      Beltrami County
·      Clearwater County
·      Clay County
·      City of Moorhead
·      Hubbard County
·      Kittson County
·      Lake of the Woods County
·      Mahnomen County
·      Marshall County
·      Norman County
·      Pennington County
·      Polk County
·      Red Lake County
·      Roseau County
·      Red Lake Nation
·      White Earth Nation


The Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Board (NWRECB) and their Advisory Committee (RAC) has a mission to improve emergency communications systems throughout the region. The NWRECB contracts with HRDC to provide services in three main areas by functioning as fiscal agent, grant coordinator, and as their meeting administrator. In the staffing package it includes the roles and responsibilities of: grant management, strategic planning, organizational development, workgroup management, and administrative functions.

The NWRECB continues to work towards interoperability across jurisdictions and increasing public safety communication systems used throughout Minnesota. They continue to secure funding through grant programs to further initiatives outlined in their strategic plan and provide a forum for technical discussions and concerns through their governance process.